Surplus Chocolate Cupcakes Success

18 Apr

Sometimes things go right, but also sometimes too right…

We had loads of chocolate left over from Easter, and as none of us are great chocolate snackers so I thought I would make cupcakes out of the remaining eggs. Even if they were inedible at least my son and I would have some fun and he’d get to see the food being used up.

I used a basic cupcake recipe and because I was expecting the inevitable disaster (as can be seen here and here) decided to quarter the ingredients so we only had six to ruin.

I let my son scatter the mix with some buttons from his little kiddy eggs. I melted the rest of the chocolate into a liquid using my own cobbled together version of a bain-marie:
cake1I know, but it works!
While the mix baked in the oven into our choccy button cupcakes, son and I folded this melted chocolate into butter and sugar to make the icing. I still wasn’t holding out much hope at this point but hey, it was the Easter holidays and the

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Without really thinking about it we pulled the cakes out of the oven, let them cool, watched a DVD, went back to swirl on the icing and decorated with some remaining buttons.
Well blow me down they were fine, in fact they were great. Tasted good, looked fab. Like proper little chocolate cupcakes. Maybe that’s the trick with cooking? To not worry or expect too much?
cake2Son and I couldn’t believe it.
In fact the only tragedy was we had only made six of them.



5 Responses to “Surplus Chocolate Cupcakes Success”

  1. Luke (@Luke1972) 18/04/2013 at 2:51 pm #

    my god, you cooked something successfully! Congrats Alice!

    • Alice Can't Cook 23/04/2013 at 12:36 pm #

      Thanks Luke! Absolutely chuffed 🙂 x

  2. Jenny Davies 18/04/2013 at 9:37 pm #

    Yay! They look terrific – well done you both! You know, there’s an awful lot to be said for slowing down, relaxing and just doing it without any expectation as to results. See what can be achieved! Now, if you repeat the experiment, just don’t expect them to be the same, because so much depends on how you are, when you’re baking!

    • Alice Can't Cook 23/04/2013 at 12:37 pm #

      Thanks Jenny, you are absolutely right, we almost didn’t really care about the outcome we were just enjoying the cooking… how funny.


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