Celebration Cupcakes !
Celebration cupcakes (For 12 large cupcakes)
For the cupcakes
1 sachet of 400g of "Moirs" cake mix in Chocolate Flavour (refer photo step 1)
100g of chocolate chips (refer photo step 1 and 3)
125g of Almond powder
100g of melted Margarine
160ml of milk
25ml of Vanilla essence
1 large egg (replace by 40ml milk for vegetarian version)
12 Cupcake liners (5cm diameter at base/4cm height) - I purchased mine here
For the decoration
4 tablespoons of Nutella
1 packet of mini Marshmallows (Sold at Shoprite at ~Rs59 - Refer photo step 5)
1 box of chocolate bottles with liqueur (x12) - Refer photo step 5 - At Intermart at Rs159
Step 1 : In your mixing bowl, add your chocolate cake mix and your almond powder and mix well together.
Step 2: Melt your margarine in the microwave (30 seconds on high) and add it to your dry mixture from step 1. Eventually add your milk, vanilla essence and egg (or 40ml milk if doing vegetarian version ).
Step 3 : Mix all together using your hand whisk, add your chocolate chips and do a final mix. Your cupcake batter is ready !
Step 4: Get your cupcake liners ready in your cupcake mold and fill them with your batter. The cupcake liners should be filled at 75% not at 100% so that they will have some space when the batter will rise in the oven ... Eventually bake in a preheated oven at 175 Degrees Celsius for 25-30 minutes. To test whether your cupcakes are done, you can insert a toothpick in the middle of one cupcake, if it comes out clean/dry, then your cupcakes are done !
Note: Do not forget to use a cupcake mold like I mentioned above to ensure that your cupcakes retain a nice shape ..
Step 5: Allow your cupcakes to cool completely then it is time for decoration ! Get your decorative stuff ready !
Step 6: Spread a thin coat of Nutella over each cupcake using a spoon or any rounded knife. Then starting outwards and coming to the center, add/stick your mini marshmallows in a circular pattern as below while filling the gaps as far as possible .
Step 7: Leave a small space in the center where you are going to insert one chocolate bottle as below !
Step 8 (optional): Customize any personal tag as per your preference using your favourite paper punch. Using sellotape, stick each tag on one toothpick .
Step 9: Insert one tag (cupcake topper) in each cupcake
Step 10: You may insert another decorative toothpick for that special and sexy look !
Seal them individually for longer conservation and personalise them accordingly
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