Bored of plain jam sponge cakes I dived for my new 'Cupcake recipe' book (well - it's not that new but I've only made 2 of the recipes so far!) Unfortunately it appeared I didn't have the exact ingredients for any one of the 'different' cakes so for the first time ever I messed around with a sweet recipe (was always told you can do what you like to a savoury recipe but never mess with deserts!)
That's the recipe.... and what they are supposed to look like.
125g soft tub margarine (I used hard butter)
125g caster sugar (I used granulated)
2 large eggs (I used medium eggs)
150g self raising flour (I got this bit right!)
2 tbsp cocoa powder (didn't bother measuring it as there was not much left in the tin)
For the filling...
85g softened butter
175g icing sugar
25g plain chocolate, melted.
My usual cake making method, chuck it all in a bowl and stick the hand whisk in it! Leo helped with the cake cases and chucking mixture everywhere while I managed to get some into the cases. I've only made butterfly cakes once successfully as I've no patience when it comes to cutting the tops off so I decided against that but also I realised I had no plain chocolate as I got to that bit!
After a rummage in the cupboard I found some white chocolate left over from my Christmas baking so used that instead. With the decorative addition of some chocolate sprinkles by Leo our cakes were made... bearing no resemblance to the original recipe but very yummy nevertheless!
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