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- 250 ml full cream milk
- 440 g white sugar
- 250 g unsalted butter
- 150 g dark chocolate (good quality)
- 50 g cocoa (dutch/dark)
- 80 g self - raising flour
- 170 g plain flour (all purpose)
- 2 x large eggs
- 250 g philedelphia cream cheese (block)
- 120 g unsalted butter( room temperature )
- 2 tspn vanilla extract
- 4 cups icing sugar
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa (dutch/dark)
Pour milk into medium saucepan and add sugar, chocolate & chopped butter.
Melt on low-medium heat until butter has liquified. Mix with whisk continuously. Be careful not to boil, just enough until the chocolate & butter have melted and sugar has dissolved.
Allow to cool for 10 minutes, then add eggs one by one, until incorporated with whisk.
Sift together the flours & cocoa, then slowly adding to the chocolate mixture, again using whisk to incorporate.
Pour mixture into large muffin trays (or as I used in the photo, a 12 hole mini cake tray) 2/3 full.
Cover tray with foil (purely to prevent the tops from cracking and keeping them EXTRA moist)
Bake on 140c for approximately 1 hour (oven temperatures may vary) or until a scewer inserted comes out almost clean.
Leave in pan to cool for 10 minutes, before placing onto cooling rack.
For the chocolate cream cheese frosting, place butter in mixer, and beat on high for 2 minutes and butter is smooth.
Add cream cheese and beat for a further 1 minute until incorporated. Add vanilla extract.
Drop mixer to low, and slowly add icing sugar a cup at a time. Once again, until incorporated.
Slowly add cocoa, and mix on medium for a further 1 minute.
Once cupcakes are cooled, slice cupcakes (or mini cakes) in half, spread a good dollop of the delicious chocolate cream cheese frosting, then place the half back on top. Spread a layer of the frosting on top and around sides of cakes, then simply place Maltesers (which will stick to the frosting)
This recipe is very decadent and for those who love nothing more than a rich mud cake smothered in rich chocolate flavours.
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So chocolatey yum
It is chocolatey indeed! Goes well with a cold glass of milk!