Wednesday, 16 April 2008

cheeky chocolate cupcakes!



so what DO you make with cheeky chocolate sauce? CHEEKY CHOCOLATE cupcakes, of course! this were a whizz to make (i seem to be on a bit of an easy-baking trip after all that banana bread!) i used the magnolia bakery vanilla cupcake recipe (but any favourite vanilla cupcake recipe will do) and after i had spooned the batter into the cupcake cases i then just swirled on the top a tablespoon of cheeky chocolate sauce! this could be replaced with your own favourite chocolate spread/sauce of course!
the result was really pretty darn good. some of the chocolate sauce had seeped through the cupcake batter and formed a layer of chocolate on the bottom of some of the cupcakes. this was a nice surprise (note : when i made something similar to this with nutella, the nutella stayed only on top so it would depend on the density of your sauce!) the cheeky chocolate sauce was everything i could have hoped for...rich, flavour-full and was like baked on icing on the top of this cupcake! i liked the effect on the top of the cupcake...they looked marbled. again when i made these with nutella, it was easier to swirl the batter/nutella together and it stayed like that when baked. for this sauce because the consistency was runnier, the sauce and batter mixed together a little more and i lost the lovely swirly look. not to worry. it's all about the taste for these cupcakes and the taste was definitely there. so when you're feeling cheeky, make some of these cheeky chocolate cupcakes...what ya waiting for?



17 comments:

Happy cook said...

DELICIOUS

Happy cook said...

Oh i wanted to comment DELICIOUSLY CHEEKY :-)))

the AIRY FAIRY said...

thank you, happy cook! i totally agree...they are deliciously CHEEKY! it's just so great when you find yummy sauces to experiment with!

Lina said...

WOW! These are so cute and yummy looking!

Blog Princess said...

You cheeky fairy!

I can't wait to try some of these. I've never made cupcakes, but I'm ready to go with trays and cupcake papers and a pantry full of supplies. This weekend!

Rina said...

It just keeps getting better... cheeky chocolate looks yummy!

the AIRY FAIRY said...

thanks lina...they were very good!

hi blog princess, how exciting you are about to make your first batch of cupcakes! can't wait to hear how they turned out!

hey rina, it's amazing what you can find at local irish markets these days...such delicious treats and wonderful surprises!

The Caked Crusader said...

Yum. These just look like they'd taste soooooo chocolatey!

Mara said...

oh my gosh those look just divine!!! i am craving gooey chocolate now.

Kimi said...

ChOcOlATe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Love this blog! By the way, I have just tagged you for a meme! Check out my blog post to find out what the scoop is!

the AIRY FAIRY said...

hey caked crusader...they WERE lovely and chocolate-y...there is just something about eating something that is called 'cheeky chocolate' that makes it all feel so much more naughty!

hi mara, yup...i am way too much of a chocaholic for my own good!!!!

hi kimi, thanks will check it out!

Blog Princess said...

Airy Fairy, the cupcakes turned out well... I have turned to the cupcake side for certain now. There is something about cake in small form that is so adorable. Anyway, I'm planning to stroll again through your back posts and trying some of your lovely creations. Thank you for being such a cupcakey airy fairy! :)

the AIRY FAIRY said...

hey blog princess...congrats on coming over to the cupcake side! your cupcakes turned out lovely! i shall be expecting great things...

Rina said...

Heys Sinead!

Yes, it does seem like the markets you have gone to have some pretty interesting stuff!!! And it is great how you get inspired by them and create fantastic cupcakes :) I am forwarding your website to my friends and family hehe... so we can all ogle and drool ;p yikes!

the AIRY FAIRY said...

hi rina, thanks for forwarding to family and friends :) i shall continue to work my hardest to ensure the drool factor stays high!!

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