3 July 2013

Cherry Chocolate and Strawberry Cupcakes

♬ 'Random Access Memories' by Daft Punk
There's something about the British strawberry that's enticed me. From using it as a cereal topper then in salads and definitely smothered in Greek yoghurt for pudding. This red jewel is a British staple during summer and I love it.
Yesterday morning I decided to mix it cook it with cupcakes and Daft Punk. Next time you feel like baking, try these. Trust me they will please anyone with a sweet tooth.
60g unsalted butter
150g brown sugar
200ml milk with 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar which will make buttermilk.
30g cocoa
1 large egg
150g self raising flour
50g French glace cherries
Orange zest
4 medium strawberries hulled and crushed.
Quark cream cheese or another low fat option.
Small strawberries to add on top.
Preheat oven 180°c, line muffin tin with cases.
  Mix butter and sugar until fluffy, this might take more than 5 minutes without a hand held whisk.
Add egg and once combined pour in buttermilk.
 Next in the mix is flour, cherries and orange zest.
 Divide the mixture into 12 cases and spoon a tiny bit of crushed strawberries on top.
. For accurate sizes use an ice cream scoop or two dessertspoons, I find it's best to start off small in each case then top up if there's any mixture left in the bowl.
Bake for 25 minutes until springy and well risen.
 Leave to cool out of the tin and on a cooling rack.
Once completely cold, add a teaspoon of cream cheese on each cake, sprinkle oatmeal and top with strawberry.
Favourite Song:
"Touch" by Daft Punk and Paul Williams