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Easy chocolate cream cheese cupcakes

1 Aug

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If like me, you are a baking addict, you are usually called upon to bring baked goods when attending barbeques, parties and picnics.

That suits me just fine. Ask me to make a salad, and if I can’t outsource it to Miss 11 – who makes THE best Greek salad – I will, albeit reluctantly. Request a fruit platter from me and I will groan internally while asking the Hungry Dad to chop up the many kilos of fruit required.

However, ask me to bring something sweet and I am your gal! In fact, ask me to bring A cake – as in one – and chances are I will bring you a cake, plus cupcakes, plus a slice and maybe a tart recipe I am working on.

These easy chocolate cream cheese cupcakes are on high rotation when I am on dessert duty at BBQS as they taste amazing, are easy to make, and require no cutting or plating up. They are a more sophisticated take on cupcakes and require no icing – score!

Use the best quality dark chocolate you can get your paws on as the taste of the finished product will depend on your choc of choice. And make sure you leave the chocolate in decent size chunks!

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GATHER:

1 package cream cheese, softened, diced
1 egg
1/3 cup sugar
100 grams dark chocolate cut into chunks
¾ cup caster sugar
1 1/2 cups plain flour
1/4 cup cocoa
1 cup water
1/2 cup canola oil

 

LET’S GET TO IT:

Preheat oven to 180C and line 20 cupcake pans with cupcake liners.

In the bowl of an electric mixer use paddle attachment to beat cream cheese, egg and sugar until combined.

Stir in choc chunks and set aside.

In another bowl stir together remaining ingredients to make the cake mixture, then fill cupcake wrappers ¾ full with this cake mix.

Drop large spoonfuls of cream cheese mixture on top and use a butter knife to gently swirl through the cake.

Bake for between 20-25 minutes.

Cool in pans until completely cool.

 

 

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10 Jun

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I had some lemon curd in the fridge so I decided to add a creamy, lemony filling to each cake to really make these cupcakes pack a lemon punch.

I have a feeling I will be making these again very soon – this batch vanished in the blink of an eye when I shared them with my work colleagues in exchange for a donation to MSF.

They are fast and simple to make, and you can freeze the un-filled cakes for a few weeks if you need to.

GATHER:

185 grams diced butter at room temperature

Grated rind of one large or two smaller lemons

3 eggs

2 cups self-raising flour

¾ cup of milk

20g poppy seeds

¾ cup caster sugar

170 grams lemon curd

Lemon and poppyseed cupcakes. The Hungry Mum

LET’S GET TO IT:

Preheat oven to 170C. Line a 12-hole cupcake pan with wrappers..

Place all ingredients, except the seeds and curd, into the bowl of an electric mixer and blend on low speed until combined.

Increase speed of mixer and mix until mixture is smooth.

Stir in seeds with a spoon.

Pour into cupcake wrappers

Bake for 26-ish minutes/until a skewer comes out clean.

Set aside to cool completely, then use a small sharp knife to cut a circle out of the middle of each cake. Do not cut down to the bottom. Set piece aside, add a tablespoon of curd then gently replace cake core.

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