The other day was my lovely man's birthday.
Sadly I couldn't see him for it because of my new job.
But he's coming back tomorrow so I thought I'd whip him up a treat!
He's not allowed to open his present until I get in from work,
so I figured these would keep him happy before I get in...
They're super straight forward to make, and taste beautiful!
I made two types of cupcakes but they start off together. You will need...
100g caster sugar
100g self raising flour
2 tbsp cocoa powder
a few little drops of vanilla essence
50g dark chocolate
a splash of milk
Firstly, warm up your oven to 180C.
Cream together the butter and sugar in a bowl and then mix in the eggs and flour.
Now, divide the mix into two.
Into one bowl, stir in a few drops of vanilla essence. Into the other, mix the cocoa powder and a splash of milk if the mix seems too thick.
Now dollop the mixtures into some cases in cupcake trays and bake for 8 mins.
Now to fancy up the vanilla cupcakes (and because I can't bear to see a cake without chocolate)
melt the dark chocolate, splodge some on top and slap on a half glace cherry to each.
If you want to fancy up the chocolate cupcakes too, you could mix up some butter icing by mixing icing sugar and butter, and top again with cherries... or more chocolate!
Finally... nick a couple before giving to the other half =)