Chocolate heaven cupcakes

12 servings

1 hour

As a special treat why not replace orange liquor with any other of your favourites.

Ingredients :

  • cupcakes:
  • 6 oz butter
  • 6 oz caster sugar
  • 2 tbsp golden syrup
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 oz dark chocolate
  • 1 1/2 oz cocoa
  • 6 oz flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3 tbsp sour cream
  • filling:
  • 6 oz icing sugar
  • 2 oz unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 oz dark chocolate
  • 1 tbsp Orange liquor(optional)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • glaze:
  • 9 oz dark chocolate
  • 150 ml whipping cream
  • 1 tbsp Maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Method :

1.

Line a cupcake tin with 12 cases. Preheat oven to160 degrees. Cream together butter, sugar and syrup, vanilla.

2.

Add the eggs one a time scraping down the bowl between additions then add sour cream.

3.

Pour in and mix the melted chocolate in.

4.

Mix dried ingredients. Fold into batter mix

5.

Use a standard ice cream scoop and portion into the prepared tray. Place on middle shelf 18-20 minutes till scewer comes out clean. Cool on rack.

6.

Mix together softened butter and icing sugar beat till smooth add cooled chocolate and orange liquor(optional) if not vanilla

7.

Spoon out the middle of each cake and divide filling between them and smooth

8.

Bring cream, syrup to boil turn off straight away add chocolate stir till chocolate melts add vanilla. Leave to cool till thick enough to dip the top of cakes. Further decoration is optional.

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