Tomorrow is the Valentine´s Day and today I was baking cupcakes. On Valentines it is nice to bake something cute and sweet. It is good to have one day per year when you can devote yourself to pastel colors, hearts, flowers, cliche romantic movies and sweets. If you are not spending the day with your nearest and dearest for some reason it is still a day to remember your true best friend, you yourself.
Cardamon double chocolate cupcakes:
2 tsp vanilla
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp cardamom
3dl wheat flour
1-2 tbsp milk
Filling and icing (to nine cupcakes):
200g cream cheese
100g white chocolate
100g milk chocolate
Food gel colours
Candy or some other decorations
1. Beat the butter and sugar together with mixer. Add one egg per time.
2. Mix dry ingredients together in a separate bowl and add to the butter, sugar and egg mix.
3. Add some milk so that it is easier to divide the pastry to the baking moulds.
4. Bake in 200 Celsius temperature for about 15 minutes.
When the cupcakes have cooled down use apple drill to make a hole in the middle.
The filling is easy to make: just mix 100g cream cheese to 100g melted milk chocolate. Use pastry bag to fill the cupcakes. Mix the icing in the similar way using melted white chocolate. If you like, add some gel color to the mix. It is easier to get even texture if you use mixer. Decorate the cupcakes using different colored icings and candy.
This makes 16-18 cupcakes. Icing is for nine cakes, because I tend to put some cupcakes to the freezer. That way I won´t get an urge to eat more than I actually feel like just because of best before is coming.