This is my very first baking post so I’m just going to see where this goes!
Now, I love baking but I haven’t had the chance to make anything in quite some time. It was my friends birthday a couple of weeks ago and so I grabbed that excuse with both hands! You should probably know however, that I have a tendency not to use recipes… Which honestly isn’t the best idea but, it usually ends up that way even when I intend to use one!
My friend’s favourite cake is chocolate and she also loves coffee (as do I!) So, I started off by thinking I would make a chocolate cake, then I thought Muffins would be better as I planned to take them to college the next day and its easy than dealing with plates ect. (I also thought it might be a nice way to make the day a little better foe everyone as we all had our first audition of this season that next day as well.)
While I improvised the recipe it ended up as something like this:
100g of butter
200g icing sugar
1 teaspoon of caramel syrup
1 packet of milk chocolate chips
- 4 Cups of Self-raising flour
- 2 Large Eggs
- 1 Cup of caster sugar
- 100g of butter
- A splash of milk
- 3 tablespoons of … oil
- 7 tablespoons coca
- 2 tablespoons of instant coffee granules
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
I continued by beating in the eggs and then added the milk, oil and cinnamon before mixing it all together. I chose to make one muffin without any chocolate; one of my friends is currently on a self-inflicted chocolate ban (I have no clue how she does it!)Subsequently, I made this one first before adding the coca and putting half of that mixture into the cupcake cases. Next, I added the coffee to the remaining mixture before casing up the rest. I placed two tablespoons of mixture into each case with the chocolate ones in one tray and the mocha in another before placing them all in to a pre- heated oven of 150 degrees.
While I waited 20 minutes for them to bake I made the frosting. This is my favourite part of baking anything! I measured out the butter (the only part of the recipe I felt I should actually check for some reason.) Then I mixed it with the back of a spoon until smooth, before adding the icing sugar. If I’m being completely honest I just added all of the icing sugar that was left in the box and guessed how much it might be from how much what was remaining of a 400g box – although I did sieve it. Finally, I finished by adding a whole packet of milk chocolate chips!
And that’s it. If you have a ‘go-to’ recipe – I’d love to hear?!