Monday, 12 September 2011

Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes


4x 55g cherry ripe chocolate bar
250g unsalted butter
230 caster sugar ( I used 200g)
1 tsp vanilla essence
155g self raising flour
45 desiccated coconut
2 tbs cocoa powder
3 eggs
12 cherries to 

Chocolate Icing ( Frosting)
250g icing sugar
60g cocoa powder
20g unsalted butter
hot water


  1. Preheat oven to 160 c
  2. Place cherry bars, butter, sugar and vanilla in a heatproof bowl. Sit the bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Stir until chocolate has melted.
  3. Stir in eggs.
  4. Sift flour and cocoa powder mixed with coconut. Mix the melted chocolate with the flour mixture.
  5. Divide the mixture evenly among the cases. Bake for 18-20 mins.
  6. Let the cake stand for 15 minutes to cool.
  7. To make the chocolate icing, place the icing sugar and cocoa into a large bowl. Add the butter and enough boiling water to make a smooth and spreadable consistency. Spread the icing over each cake and decorate with cherry.

Cupcakes- a fine selection of sweet treats, pg136