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Thursday, January 15

Black and White Cupcakes




Taken from Cupcakes by Shelly Kaldunski - Cookbooks. Mind you I picked mine up from Taste for around $13 - so the price seems to vary tremendously, so check around first.

Apparently these are pretty damn good - according to everyone that ate them - I've been unwell so didn't trust my tummy to taste them. Little Miss K scooped the middle out of hers. Daddy had 2 and even took one to a friend, who likes plain and simple and he adored them.

So anyways, not the best pictures, cause they got gobbled up before I could do arty shots lol!

And the recipe. My changes in red. Oh and this is an American Cookbook so tablespoons are only 15ml.

250g cream cheese, room temperature
1 tbsp sour cream I just used 1 Australian tablespoon of milk
130 g caster sugar

Mix together until light and fluffy.



And because I'm a slacker and really don't like the milk/flour/milk/flour method. I just beat mine altogether.

So in a bowl I mixed.

95g plain flour
30g cornflour
30g unsweetened cocoa
185g caster sugar I only used 120g
1/2 tsp bicarb
1/4 tsp sale I didn't add as I used salted butter
60g room temperature unsaled butter I used salted butter
1 egg
125ml whole milk

I just mixed gently till combined and then beat it a little bit harder until slightly changed in colour.

It makes 12 muffin sized cakes. So half fill the pans with chocolate batter. Dollop on a spoonful of the cream cheese mix and bake for 15 minutes at 180 degrees.

I lessened the sugar, as I've found that there is a bit too much sugar in the recipes I've tried so far, they are all delicious, but worked well without the extra sugar.



When I baked them I found in my case that the cheesecake sunk - easily fixed, fill the hole with whipped cream and the top with the



Gooey Chocolate Glaze.

160ml Condensed Milk (full fat only)
250g semi sweet chocolate I used 200g
30g unsalted butter I used salted

Combine over gentle heat stirring until the chocolate is melted and mixture is bubbly. I only cooked mine till the chocolate was melted, and then I let it cool a little before pouring it onto the cupcakes. I was in a rush, so they are a bit messy, but still tasted good. I found the glaze set quickly, so you have to work quickly if you want to add shaved chocolate, which I did. I had shaved the chocolate off the block and kept it in the fridge for ease of handling.

7 comments:

  1. oh my gosh I am drooling! Guess what I will be making this weekend hehe

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  2. Your blog always makes me hungry! I so want to make these, but will resist the temptation for now.

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  3. What are you doing to me?! The ones you made were so good and now here the recipe so i just have to make some of my own!

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  4. These look positively scrummy Lesley!

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  5. They where utterly delicious!!! Definitely have to make some myself and my sister was after the recipe as I shared one with her!

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