After realising I hadn't done a recipe post in what feels like forever, and further deliberating whether to make banana cake, coconut, marshmallow or berry cupcakes; I thought I'd pick out a go-to classic from the quirky and uber fashionable 'Cox Cookies and Cake' cookbook.

With a cupcake for every mood (even savoury!) and decorating techniques ranging from nudie torsos to cute hedgehogs, this really is a cheeky cookbook, with something for everyone.

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I decided to trial the triple chocolate cupcake recipe (although I made them more like double chocolate), but I think due to the simplicity of the recipe, there's probably room to play around with different fillings and flavours (currently dreaming of Nutella and coconut...) anyway, without further ado...

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For the cakes!
75g dark chocolate broken into pieces
200g (7oz) unsalted butter
225g (7 1/2 oz) caster sugar
25g (1oz) cocoa powder
3 eggs
1/2 tsp baking powder
175g (6oz) plain flour
25g (1oz) dark chocolate chips
Chocolate sprinkles (or marshmallows, or, in fact whatever takes your fancy!)

For the Icing!
200ml (7floz) single cream
250g dark chocolate chopped
50g unsalted butter
1. Preheat the oven to 200c and line a cupcake tin with 12 paper cases.

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2. In a large saucepan melt the chocolate and butter over medium heat, stirring to prevent burning. Allow this to cool for a few minutes.

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3. Stir in the sugar until well mixed, and add the eggs one at a time until you have a smooth batter. Sift the baking powder, flour and cocoa into the batter and mix until smooth. Fold in the chocolate chips.

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4. Divide the mixture between the paper cases (don't over fill them just about 3/4 full) and bake for 20-25 mins or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cupcake comes out clean.

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5. Whilst they cool make the icing! Heat the cream in a saucepan but do not allow it to boil. Pour the chocolate pieces over the hot cream, and stir until nice and glossy. Mix in your soft butter and leave to cool completely. Once cool beat until nice and fluffy (alternatively leave as a glossy icing!)

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6. Leave your cupcakes to cool in the tins for 5 mins then transfer to a wire rack and allow to cool completely before tasting and decorating with your cooled icing. Finish by topping with sprinkles or marshmallows!

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7. Team with a sugary cup of Earl Grey or Breakfast tea whilst browsing the gorgeous Twinings shop where you can buy tea supplies online, browse their amazing patriotic goodies and pick out some adorable tea gifts- eek!

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After realising I hadn't done a recipe post in what feels like forever, and further deliberating whether to make banana cake, coconut, marshmallow or berry cupcakes; I thought I'd pick out a go-to classic from the quirky and uber fashionable 'Cox Cookies and Cake' cookbook.

With a cupcake for every mood (even savoury!) and decorating techniques ranging from nudie torsos to cute hedgehogs, this really is a cheeky cookbook, with something for everyone.

IMG_9859p

I decided to trial the triple chocolate cupcake recipe (although I made them more like double chocolate), but I think due to the simplicity of the recipe, there's probably room to play around with different fillings and flavours (currently dreaming of Nutella and coconut...) anyway, without further ado...

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For the cakes!
75g dark chocolate broken into pieces
200g (7oz) unsalted butter
225g (7 1/2 oz) caster sugar
25g (1oz) cocoa powder
3 eggs
1/2 tsp baking powder
175g (6oz) plain flour
25g (1oz) dark chocolate chips
Chocolate sprinkles (or marshmallows, or, in fact whatever takes your fancy!)

For the Icing!
200ml (7floz) single cream
250g dark chocolate chopped
50g unsalted butter
1. Preheat the oven to 200c and line a cupcake tin with 12 paper cases.

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2. In a large saucepan melt the chocolate and butter over medium heat, stirring to prevent burning. Allow this to cool for a few minutes.

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3. Stir in the sugar until well mixed, and add the eggs one at a time until you have a smooth batter. Sift the baking powder, flour and cocoa into the batter and mix until smooth. Fold in the chocolate chips.

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4. Divide the mixture between the paper cases (don't over fill them just about 3/4 full) and bake for 20-25 mins or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cupcake comes out clean.

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5. Whilst they cool make the icing! Heat the cream in a saucepan but do not allow it to boil. Pour the chocolate pieces over the hot cream, and stir until nice and glossy. Mix in your soft butter and leave to cool completely. Once cool beat until nice and fluffy (alternatively leave as a glossy icing!)

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6. Leave your cupcakes to cool in the tins for 5 mins then transfer to a wire rack and allow to cool completely before tasting and decorating with your cooled icing. Finish by topping with sprinkles or marshmallows!

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7. Team with a sugary cup of Earl Grey or Breakfast tea whilst browsing the gorgeous Twinings shop where you can buy tea supplies online, browse their amazing patriotic goodies and pick out some adorable tea gifts- eek!

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40 comments:

  1. They look lovely,I've been wanting to learn to bake for a while now,I'll have to try these! xx

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  2. These look delicious! I'll definitely try these! xx

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  3. Ahhh I'll definitely have to have a go at doing this myself, they look heavenly!

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  4. You've made me crave a late night baking session! They look scrumptious! xx

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  5. These look amazing! I can't wait to try this recipe out for myself! xx

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  6. If i tried to make these it would end up horrible. But these look so good! Beauty and a cook, you have it all lady! ;)

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  7. However much the whole nature of baking tends to disagree with me, these look too cute and yummy to say no to, definitely going to take a crack at it (: x

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  8. mmm these look divine, please let me pinch one! I love your cute little mixing bowl!

    louisejoyb x

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  9. Ahh I've just been writing a baking post! (My macaroons didn't turn out so perfectly though...) Will deffo be trying these out!xxx

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  10. These look so amazing! yummm xx

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  11. These look so yummy! I need to experiment with cupcakes, I always play it to safe! I'll try this! (: thank you

    Love Jenna Fifi
    xxx

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  12. Those cupcakes look amost too cute too eat! I love your teacup too. <3

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  13. This looks lovely I love making cakes xx

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  14. They look lovely! Will definitely be trying them out!

    Temi xo STYLISH WHISPERS

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  15. This looks so yummy! May just be trying this recipe this weekend!
    - Keyta x

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  16. Look adorable, definitely will try to cook them! Btw glad I've found your blog, love your style.

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  17. Oh my god, these look amazing!

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  18. These look soooo good. Actually drooling on my keyboard...x

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  19. They look so nice :)
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    Amy x

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  20. Feeling very hungry after seeing these! They look so tasty!!

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  21. These look so good, I might have to make them for my friend's birthday next week x

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  22. mmmmmmmmmmmm it seems so delicious <3 i must try to cook it :)
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  23. Those look delicious!

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  24. I really need to eat something sweet right now! :)x

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  25. They look SO good - we have those bowls as well! Do you have the marshmallow one?
    http://ohmyolivia.blogspot.com/ xo

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  26. These look so lovely! I've just ordered the new Great British Bake Off book so very excited to try the recipes in there!
    x

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  27. These looks so scrummy! Thanks for the recipe, I adore your mixing bowl, spoon and tea cup, so cute! XxxX http://thesecondhandrose.blogspot.co.uk

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  28. They look absolutely gorgeous! I'll definitely be trying out this recipe! x

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  29. I'll have to give these a try sometime soon. They look so good ♥

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  30. These look delicious! :)

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  31. OMG those cupcakes are amazing, wish I could have one now at work!

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  32. Mm I can safely say this page has been bookmarked! So hungry now haha x

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  33. I am definitely going to do this!! x

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  34. These look scrumptious - i bet they tasted amazing. I love the packaging of the marshmallows/baking powder/dark chocolate (what's the brand?) And what pretty photos :)

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  35. I love a good bake! I've bookmarked this recipe so I can make them sometime :) they look divine! xxx

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