Yield: 16 Cupcakes
Ready to eat
The cupcakes were created for one of the lovely ladies I work with who was leaving to go onto maternity leave. Her favourite style of cake is Black Forest but being a work party I wanted something a little easier to share. Hence breaking down the key elements of a black forest cake into a cupcake version: chocolate cupcakes, cherry filling, whipped cream, chocolate shavings and of course a cherry on top!
These are a real treat and whilst the can be a little messy to eat the flavours all meld together to create a very moorish indulgence. If your after something that has your workmates, friends and family going back for seconds this is the receipe for you!
Yield: 18 Cupcakes
Pretty in Pink… and also delicious!
My adorable 6 (and a half!) year old niece Lauren came over for a sleepover last night. In between singing ALL the ‘Frozen’ songs over and over again, just like she was on repeat, she decided we should make the most strawberry-ist of strawberry cupcakes! This was the resulting outcome:
The cupcakes are deliciously flavoured with strawberry puree and come out a lovely pink shade, very much like strawberry ice-cream. Adding macerated strawberries to the buttercream naturally colours it and also breaks down the strawberries so you get delightful flecks of red.
These cupcakes come with Lauren’s stamp of approval!
Adapted from: Flour by Joanne Chang
Yield: 24 Cupcakes
This was originally a cake receipe that I found in ‘Flour’ by Joanne Chang. After one particularly bad day at a previous workplace I desperately needed a pick-me-up and went home and made the cake version… and yes perhaps ate it for dinner… my day was THAT bad!
Anyway after about the third slice I started eyeing the receipe as I wanted a bit more cake to buttercream ratio. Thinking about it I realised that it would make an excellent cupcake with a few minor tweaks. What you find here is a receipe I have made half a dozen times between that day and now.
Note: Due to the rum in the buttercream this isn’t really suitable for children; it’s decidedly grown up and just a little bit naughty!