Cupcakes

Bourbon Biscuit Cupcakes

Recently I’ve really enjoyed making cupcakes and with little to do this weekend, I thought I’d bake again. I’ve always wanted to give biscuit themed cupcakes a go. I always think they look aesthetically god every time! I chose Bourbon biscuit as I have a full proof chocolate cupcakes recipe and I know my team at work love a Bourbon!

One of the good things with the recipe is that it is great who is still getting to grips with piping. As you bury half a biscuit into the middle of each cake, any messy piping work is pretty much covered up or give a distraction away from it. The bourbon simple adds to the chocolate flavour so, is a chocolate lovers dream!

These are a perfect treat with a cup of tea on the weekend and look the part too!

Recipe inspired by Humming Bird Bakery with some additions from myself.

Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 100g Plain Flour
  • 20g Cocoa Powder
  • 140g Caster Sugar
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon of Baking Powder
  • 40g Margarine or Butter
  • 120ml Milk
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 A teaspoon of Vanilla Extract

Chocolate Frosting

  • 300g Icing Sugar
  • 100g Margarine
  • 40g Cocoa Powder
  • 40ml Milk
  • 1 Packet of Bourbons

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven 170 degrees and place cupcakes cases in a muffin tray.
  2. In a large bowl whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder, cocoa and butter today using an electric handheld whisk.
  3. In a jug whisk together the milk, egg and vanilla essence.
  4. Slowly pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix with the electric whisk.
  5. Chop up the chocolate into small chunks and mix in using a wooden spoon
  6. Spoon the mixture into the cases until evenly distributed and bake for 17-20 mins. You will know they are done as when you touch them they will bounce back.
  7. To make the icing whisk the icing sugar, margarine and cocoa powder together. Add the milk slowly and keep beating to loosen it up.
  8. Pipe the icing onto the cakes when fully cooled. Break a bourbon in half and press into the middle of the icing.

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