Hot Chocolate Cupcakes

Another new recipe from The Hummingbird Bakery – Cake Days cookbook.. hot chocolate cupcakes. The recipe calls for instant hot chocolate powder, so they really are hot chocolate flavoured cupcakes. I found that these cupcakes aren’t as chocolatey as the standard chocolate cupcakes but you can still taste the chocolate flavour in them. Continue reading “Hot Chocolate Cupcakes”

Oreo Cupcakes

I have been searching for a good Oreo cupcake recipe for a while now, and after coming across this one on another blog –A Cup Full Of Cake, I decided to give it a try. A lot of the cupcake bases for Oreo cupcakes tend to incorporate an Oreo within it somehow, but I liked this recipe as it could just focus on a plain chocolate sponge, with an Oreo buttercream frosting instead. I made a mixture of full sized and mini cupcakes – the full sized cupcakes have a mini Oreo stuck on top but I left those off the mini cupcakes (see picture above!) as I thought it might be a little too much for a mini cupcake. Continue reading “Oreo Cupcakes”

Goodbye 2010..Hello 2011!

Happy New Year!

I celebrated the New Year with my wonderful friends… and some yummy cupcakes (what else?!). These are chocolate cupcakes with a vanilla buttercream icing. This might have been one of the first times that the chocolate cupcake base has turned out so good – really light and spongy, yum! Continue reading “Goodbye 2010..Hello 2011!”