Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Recipe: Mocha Cupcakes and Chocolate Butter Cream Icing

It's been ages since I shared a recipe. I have been baking but have tended to be going back to my favourite recipes each time or forgetting to take photos when I try something new!

For hubbies birthday I offered to bake him a cake or cupcakes. He chose Mocha cupcakes (I reeled off a list he could choose from that I knew I'd be happy trying to make!)

I used Paisley Jade's Mocha cupcake recipe and the cakes were DELICIOUS! The only thing I would perhaps change is to add a bit more coffee or use stronger coffee next time. I'd also probably attempt mocha icing next time too.

I decided to decorate them with chocolate butter icing and hunted around online for a recipe. In the end I merged a few together and I thought I'd share...


4 tbsp cocoa
3tbsp milk, warmed
100g butter, softened
1 1/2 cups icing sugar, sifted
few drops of vanilla essence

1. Mix cocoa in warm milk to dissolve and leave to cool
2. Beat the butter (in a separate bowl) until pale and fluffy
3. Gradually add the sifted icing sugar to the butter and beat together
4. Beat in the vanilla essence
5. Beat in the cocoa and milk mixture
6. Spread onto your cakes using a knife

And if you have a football loving husband add a football candle :-) (Yes, it's called football and not soccer in this house!)

Yummy :-)

1 comment:

  1. Oh how I wish Michael liked coffee flavoured things. Is there any better combination in the world than coffee and chocolate? I think not.



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