Chocolate Brownie Cupcakes
One of the perks of being pregnant is being able to blame cravings whenever you want to eat something, one evening this week I really fancy warm brownies but did not fancy making up a whole tray so I tried some individual cupcakes instead and they were a success.
Sorry for the lack of photos but they taste a lot better than they look and were also a great way to use up the few easter eggs we still having lying around.
125g Milk Chocolate broken up
100g Dark Chocolate broken up
85g Unsalted Butter
200g Soft Light Brown Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
140g Plain Flour sieved
60g of chopped Walnuts/Chocolate chips plus extra for garnish
Preheat oven to 170fan/180c/350F/Gas Mark 4
1.Break up chocolate and cube butter, place together in a pan and heat on a low heat for around 3-4 minutes until all melted
2. Place eggs, vanilla and sugar into a stand mixer or handheld whisk for around 5 - 7 minutes until they are fluffy
3. Add in cooled chocolate and butter mixture and combine
4.Add in flour and chopped walnuts for a final mix
5.Place into cupcake cases in a muffin tray and top with a whole walnut
6. Bake for around 15-18 minutes until crispy on top
I served mine whilst still warm topped with orange zest flavoured creme fraiche I had leftover in the fridge from making chicken pie. Delicious.