It seemed fitting to do a baking post in honour of Valentine’s Day. Plus, I just love baking, and trying new recipes from my Nerdy Nummies book. I also wanted to do a collab with the lovely Anni from Glücksgeist! A fellow Ro and baking fan, as well as another proud owner of the Nerdy Nummies book. So we decided to collab and both bake some chocolate cupcakes!
Here’s the ingredients you’ll need to make 12 of these chocolate cupcakes (The original recipe makes 24 cupcakes, which is why the measurements below will be all over the place):
- 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp +2 tsp flour
- 1/3 cup cocoa powder
- 1/2 tsp + 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp + 2 tsp white sugar
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 tbsp + 2 tsp water
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/8 cup vegetable oil
Whisk together all the dry ingredients (flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt, brown and white sugar), and set aside.
Mix together the eggs, water and vanilla. Add in the sour cream and oil, then whisk together.
Make a well in the flour mixture and add the sour cream mixture. Stir until combined, but be careful not to overmix.
Now add the muffin liners into your prepared tins. I also saw an idea on Pinterest of adding marbles to the tin to get your cupcakes to take on a heart shape. Seemed fitting for a Valentine’s themed creation, so I gave it a shot. I will say it was a little fiddly, but I managed to do it pretty well. I filled in the liners up to 2/3 with the batter. Then I baked it at 180 degrees for 20 minutes.
The heart shape wasn’t as pronounced as I hoped it would be, but it definitely gave them a more unique look compared to the previous cupcakes I’ve made!
Once they were fully cooled, I made some Royal Icing, and added some pink food colouring.
I piped the icing on the cupcakes in a heart shape (as best as I could), and then added some pink sprinkles on top. I mixed it up, as I had quite a few sprinkles, and the cupcakes came together.
They’re not perfect by any means, but they are pretty adorable! A perfect Valentine’s Day sweet treat.
I will also say, I loved the chocolate recipe I used from Nerdy Nummies. It’s a bit like a sponge texture, it was really light and airy. I definitely plan to make this recipe again at another time!
Be sure to check out Anni’s post as well and see how she made her chocolate cupcakes!
Out of interest, what’s your favourite type of cupcake?
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