Chocolate Fudge Snowmen Cupcakes
The wind chill warning & the dangerous cold has brought Chicago to a standstill today, hence decided to make snowmen indoors to avoid frostbite smile emoticon.Schools and work places have been closed because of the brutal cold front that is looming large in this area,so decided to put my bakers hat on do some baking at home,for my kid & his friends who are having a play date at home.Nothing better than making the smiley face colorful, because the one outdoors does not seem as happy in the winter chill smile emoticon Enjoy making them for your little ones at home. When life gives you a snowy day, there are always ways to keep yourself warm & happy,just switch to a better feeling thought ! The recipe for the soft moist Chocolate fudge cupcakes follows…
1.Hershey’s Cocoa ( Natural Unsweetened) – 3 tbsp
2.Butter – 2 sticks ( 1 cup)
3.All purpose flour (sifted) – 1 cup
4.Brown sugar- 1 3/4 cup(sifted)
6.Vanilla Extract- 1 tsp
7.Baking powder- 1/2 tsp
8.Baking soda- 1/4 tsp
1.In a double boiler melt the chocolate powder with the butter sticks until it becomes a smooth uniform syrupy consistency.Set aside & allow it to cool.
2.In a separate bowl beat the eggs & then gently sift the sugar & flour into the eggs,adding Vanilla extract, baking powder & baking soda in that order until you get a well blended mix.
3.Now gently pour the chocolate syrup from the side & continue stirring the mix to get a uniform consistency.
4.Then gently pour it into the cupcakes liners arranged in the cupcake tray.
5.Place it in the preheated oven ( 350 degrees for 10 minutes) placing it in the center tray of the oven , so the heat is equally dispersed.Bake it for 20 minutes at the same temperature, after which insert a toothpick to check if it is baked ( You know its ready, when the sides of the toothpick do not stick)
6.Transfer them to a cooling rack & once they are a little cool, place the bakery icing sugar on top, to make the snow man’s face, then dot his eyes with raspberries , give him a “sprinkles” smile to make it more colorful & Voila he is all dressed & ready to go.
7. Serve them once they are cool.The happy smiles are completely worth the effort.