15 August 2013

Cherry Cola Cupcakes

This bad girl cake will make any heart melt. 

Hear me out, this recipe is a sure winner to impress any chocolate lover.
I made a batch for my local boxing club and in aid of Stylists 'bake the cover' competition, which I didn't win. I'm sure who ever blesses this months cover has a gorgeous creation.
Over the years blogging I've learnt to take time into presenting food, because lets face facts - if food doesn't look good most of us won't want to eat it. I started this blog not having a clue and I'm still learning! Also when it comes to cakes and puddings it has to have an enticing and luring effect.
These cakes are impressive to look at and taste incredible.

60g unsalted soft butter
 150g soft brown sugar 
1 medium egg at room temperature.
 20g cocoa powder 
150g plain flour 
130ml semi skimmed milk mixed with 1 tbsp white wine vinegar (buttermilk)
 Half a teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda 
2 tsp white wine vinegar 


125g unsalted soft butter 
250g icing sugar
 30g cocoa powder 
2 tsp cola flavouring
 2tbsp milk
 Dr Oetker gold spray 
Fizzy cola bottles
Fresh cherries (12)
20g milk chocolate 
Edible red glitter from specialist cake shops.


Melt chocolate in bowl over boiling water. Dip cherries in and place on a plate with greaseproof paper. Leave in the fridge to cool, after 10 minutes sprinkle red glitter on top of each one and leave to refrigerate until completely chilled.

Preheat oven 180°c.
Beat butter and sugar until combined and fluffy, then add egg.
Stir in cocoa, flour and buttermilk mixture.
Lastly add bicarbonate of soda ,vinegar and mix for a final time.
Divide mixture into 12 muffin cases and bake for 20 minutes.
Once risen and a butter knife comes out clean from middle cake, take out of cupcake tin to cool.
Make frosting by softening butter first (otherwise icing sugar will go everywhere) and stirring in icing sugar slowly then whisking with cocoa, milk and flavouring.
Pipe on completely cold cakes, spray gold from a short distance and top with cola bottles and cherries.
 My eyes are saying "bake it, eat it and love it".
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