The Sunday Snapshot... Baking...

Sunday, 24 March 2013
Cup cake on plate

I had a lovely hour of baking this afternoon and it's all because I can no long read Becky's blog (Milkbubbletea) without drooling. Becky's latest posts involving cakes has inspired me to get back into the kitchen and start baking more than just the average cupcake.
Whilst I haven't got into the trend of hiding creme eggs or oreos in my cakes I did decide to use some fancy hot chocolate in the cakes.
We bought these hot chocolates a while ago when we saw them on offer for half price in Howells and haven't really used them that much. There are chunks of chocolate in it too so I hoped that would make the cakes even tastier.
I used the basic cup cake recipe (same amount of flour, sugar and butter, 2 eggs and mix up) then split the mixture into three bowls. I decided to make some plain cakes in this batch in case the chocolate cakes were horrible haha. Then added about 2 heaps of the hot chocolate powder to each bowl. I managed to make about 20 cupcakes with this mixture and popped them into the oven on 180 degrees for 15mins. 
I don't do fancy icing so bog standard icing on top and then came the tasting... well I didn't have to worry because these taste incredible. Mint chocolate cupcakes. Wow. Just aswell I gymmed it this morning is all I am going to say!

Whats your favourite thing to bake?




  1. What a fab idea, I too have been drueling over Beckys posts, I'm sure I gain weight just reading them lol :)