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Thursday, 5 April 2012

A Quick Shot of Espresso


Last week, I discovered that my favourite coffee shop started selling chocolate coated coffee beans and I was oh-so-excited!  As I promised, Cupcakes + Chocolate Coated Coffee Beans = Loveliness.  These gorgeous Dark Chocolate Coffee Bean cupcakes are to die for - so rich and soft - and perfect alongside a nice cup of tea.  They make the grade on every one of my levels: chocolate - tick, aesthetics - tick, and did I mention chocolate?  Thoroughly impressive and minimal effort, definitely give these ones a try.

Dark Chocolate Coffee Bean Cupcakes

125g soft unsalted butter
125g dark brown sugar
2 large eggs
125g S.R. Flour
1 tbsp cocoa powder
1 shot espresso
50g dark chocolate, melted
1-2 tbsp milk


Preheat the oven to 200 degrees.  Cream the butter and sugar before gradually adding your eggs.  Tip in the flour, cocoa and espresso and mix until you have a smooth, thick batter.  Add in the slightly cooled chocolate and thin the batter with milk.  Pour into cupcake cases and cook for 15-20 mins.  Let the cakes cool. Makes 12.

Frosting

300g dark chocolate
50g unsalted butter
1/2 espresso shot

Place all the ingredients into a microwave safe container.  Zap and stir at 30 second intervals until the chocolate has melted.  Whisk well to combine and thicken. Pipe onto cupcakes and top with a chocolate-coated coffee bean.

Thank me later,

F. x



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