Hope you all are having nice time enjoying the holidays.. I made these chocolate mini cupcakes with caramel frosting for some friends and us..And I m having so much fun eating these.. I love these mini cup cakes, these are like mini pieces of heaven.. yum yum.. :)
To make these you will need:
For the cake:
1/4 cup white sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 of 3/4 cup + 1 tbsp flour
1/8 cup + 1 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
a pinch salt
1/2 egg beaten
1/4 cup milk
1/8 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup boiling water
For the icing:
1/6 cup butter
3 - 5 tbsp cup milk [adjust until you get a spreadable consistency]
1 tsp vanilla essence
1/3 cup brown sugar + 1/3-1/2 cups white sugar
This amount makes about 15-20 mini cup cakes, depends on whether you want muffin top.
To make the cake,
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Stir all dry ingredients into a large bowl.
Add egg, milk, oil and vanilla then beat well together until combined.
Add the boiling water and mix until just combined.
**Batter will be quite watery unlike other cakes, dont be alarmed
Pour batter equally into each of the cupcake tims
Bake for roughly around 20-22 minutes
Cool the cake well before icing it.
To make the icing:
Bring brown sugar, 3 tbsp milk and butter to a boil and remove from heat after 2 minutes.
Add vanilla essence.
Cool it until it gets to luke warm temperature and then add the white icing sugar and stir well.
Spread the icing on the cake when the cake is cool. I also added some sprinkles and a dark chocolate chip on top of each cake.
And this is how it looked inside.. so chocolaty...I was a bit greedy and added loads of icing, if you want to go easy on the sugar or would like to have more chocolate then reduce the amount of icing to suit..