I felt a bit baking-adventurous today and made a variation of the strawberry cheesecake cupcakes from the last post. I usually follow recipes and never try my own thing, but this time I wanted to do something different...chocolate and dulce de leche, two flavours that were made for each other, such a treat!.
So, when mixing the ingredients, I replaced 80g of flour for cocoa powder....and I have to say, I would probably use less cocoa next time, 50g would be just fine.
Filled the cases halfway, then I added a teaspoon of dulce de leche...
Topped them with the rest of the mix:
Ready to go to the oven...
They exploded a little bit, but it worked...yay!.
These cupcakes taste fenomenal, really chocolatey....I will definitely bake them again!.
It makes 12 muffins.
-300g plain flour
-50g cocoa powder
-1 1/2 tbsp baking powder
-140g caster sugar
-Finely grated rind of 2 medium oranges
-1/2 tsp salt
-250ml milk (I used semi-skimmed and it worked well)
-85g butter, melted
For the filling:
-180g dulce de leche (Carnation sells a tin of Caramel = Dulce de Leche)
1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/Gas 6/Fan oven 180°C
2. Line a muffin tin with 12 paper cases.
3. Sift the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder into a large bowl, then stir in the sugar and salt.
4. Beat the eggs and milk together in a jug or bowl, then stir in the butter and gently mix into the dry ingredients to make a loose, slightly lumpy mixture. Do not overmix or the muffins will be tough.
5. Half'-fill the paper cases with the muffin mixture, then push a teaspoon of dulce de leche into each, then spoon over the remaining muffin mixture to cover and fill the muffin cases.
7. Bake for 15 minutes until well risen and golden on top. Remove from the tin and allow to cool completely on a wire rack. (I let them cool in the tin).