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Gluten free choc chip cupcakes with chocolate ganache icing

I was recently asked if I would like to review some of new online store, Just Bake's cupcake decorations. Ooh! Yes please! After much consideration I chose Antique white foil cupcake cases, White snowflake cupcake wrappers, Edible silver sequins and Pearl white edible silk. I was thinking I could decorate my cupcakes with mini peppermint cream pearl white Christmas trees, decorated with the edible silver sequins to match the snowflake and white cupcake wrappers I had chosen. So I decided to make choc chip cupcakes with a mint chocolate ganache icing to sit my iced Christmas trees on...

Gluten Free

12 Cupcakes

Method

Choc chip cupcakes

  1. Heat oven to 170C (fan 150C)

  2. Line baking tray with cases

  3. In a food mixer, beat the butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla essence and cocoa powder

  4. Stir in sifted flour, chocolate chips and milk

  5. Divide batter between the cases

  6. Bake for about 25 mins until cakes bounce back when lightly pressed

  7. Place cakes on wire rack to cool

Mint chocolate ganache

  1. Bring cream and sugar to the boil in a small saucepan.

  2. Remove from heat immediately and stir in chocolate until melted.

  3. Add 1/2 tsp peppermint extract and mix till you have a smooth consistency

To decorate

  1. Pour chocolate ganache over cooled cupcakes and leave to set

  2. Dust the top of the cakes with sieved icing sugar and place mint fondant tree in the centre

  3. Sprinkle trees with edible sequins and glitter

Ingredients

Choc chip cupcakes

  • 125g butter

  • 150g caster sugar

  • 2 large eggs

  • 0.5 tbsp vanilla (extract)

  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder

  • 185g gluten free self raising flour

  • 150g dark chocolate (drops)

  • 80ml milk

Mint chocolate ganache

  • 142ml double cream

  • 100g dark chocolate (drops)

  • 1 tbsp golden caster sugar

  • 0.5 tsp peppermint (extract)

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