When in doubt, the kids are ill or you just need a distraction technique, bake. OK in moderation so aim for colouring in first but a bit of bun making is always fun and as my youngest was under the weather this weekend, we got to baking these easy peasy chocolate buns/cupcakes. We don’t like them too sweet so only used 40g of sugar.
100g Plain flour
20g Cocoa powder
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
40 g sugar
120ml whole milk/ dairy free milk
40g unsalted butter
pinch of salt
Preheat your oven to 170°C (Gas Mark 3)
Beat the flour, sugar, butter, cocoa powder and salt together until smooth. We use a wooden spoon and metal hand whisk but if you have an electric whisk, all the better.
Then whisk the milk and egg in another bowl and add to the original mixture. Spoon into resin or paper cases and bake for 20-25 minutes, putting a folk or skewer in to check they are cooked through at the end.
Cool. Melt dark chocolate in a bowl over a pan and cover each cupcake then add chocolate chips or other chocolate toppings. Now eat!
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