Rocky Road Cupcakes

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It feels like we have not posted a cupcake recipe it FOREVER So we had to change that immediately which prompted us to bake these delicious rocky road cupcakes. We set ourselves the challenge of using up ingredients we have in our baking box (you should see our baking box it is jam packed) and this was the outcome.

They were a bit of an experiment as we had never made marshmallow icing before but we were so happy with how they turned out and they tasted so delicious! If you don’t have all the ingredients for the topping then it really does not matter just make it up like we did!

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Cupcake Ingredients
12 cupcake cases (we used gold ones)
110g butter (softened)
110g caster sugar
2 eggs
110g self-raising flour
2tbsp Raw Cacao powder
1 tsp baking powder

Icing ingredients
150g Butter
300g Icing sugar
200g White Marshmallows (you can also use pink ones)

Toppings
Oreo’s
White chocolate buttons
Mini Marshmallows
Milka or any chocolate bar of your choice

Cupcake Method
1. Pre-heat the over to 180 degrees and put 12 cupcake cases into a cupcake tray
2. For the cake beat together the butter and sugar in a free standing mixer, beat until the mixture is fluffy.
3. Crack in the eggs, sift in the flour,raw cacao powder and baking powder and mix until the mixture is combined but do not over mix.
5. Spoon the mixture into the cases and then cook in the oven for 12 minutes. A skewer should come out clean.
6. Place to one side and leave to cool

Icing Method & ToppingsĀ 
1. place the butter into a saucepan and melt over a low heat
2. Once the butter had melted add the marshmallows to the mixture and stir continuously until melted (be careful not to burn them).
3. Remove the pan from the heat and gradually stir in the icing sugar until combined (it will be very sticky)
4. Spoon a generous amount of icing on top of each cupcake (it will seep down the sides
5. Place each of the toppings onto the cupcakes and make them look Instagram worthy

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Chunky Monkey Muffins

These are the simpliest muffins you can ever make, if you ever need to bake something quick, these are our go to option. Best served warm, they are deliciously light and fluffy with melting Cadbury chocolate – what more do you want?!

Ingredients

250g plain flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
85g white granulated sugar
1 egg
240ml milk
90ml sunflower oil
200g bar of Cadbury dairy milk, chopped

Method

1) preheat oven to 170 degrees and put muffin cases in a muffin tin
2) sift together the flour and baking powder into a large bowl then stir in the sugar, then stir in the chocolate
3) in a seperate bowl beat an egg and stir in the milk followed by the oil
4) add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir just until combined. This should only take 30 seconds, the batter will look lumpy, but no dry flour should be visible
5) spoon into the muffin cases (3/4 full), and bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes until the tops are golden brown and spring back when pressed
6) allow to cool for several minutes and then enjoy warm (try not to eat them all at once!)

Chocolate chip muffins are an absolute classic, however there are so many variants of muffins to make from sweet to savoury. We are going to experiment with some different flavours, any reccomendations?

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