Thursday, 16 October 2008

Lazy Cupcakes

I know... I am going a bit nuts with the blogging tonight. I can't help it. I sit around all day thinking.... that's right - thinking and NOT talking - and then Dal lets me have the computer (he monopolizes it at the moment with the excuse of his thesis). So my blog is bearing the brunt of a day with only LQ as my conversation buddy.

On that note, I wanted to continue the theme of lazy housewifery (is that a word?) and give you the latest cupcake experiment. The cupcakes ended up being yummy, so at Lisa's suggestion (a while ago) I'm going to impart with you a little of my wisdom *cough, cough*.

I bought the cheapest chocolate cake packet mix I could find (Homebrand). It calls for 3/4 cup of milk and an egg. I beat in the egg and 2/3 cup of milk PLUS 1/4 cup of vegetable oil and about 12 pieces of melted Cadburys Diary Milk chocolate (you could use dark chocolate if you prefer). Then followed the recipe on the packet. The mixture fills 12 regular size cupcakes quite nicely.

Then for the icing, I found a cream cheese frosting recipe and followed that. If you really can't be bothered finding one you could just beat 250g of softened cream cheese with about 50g of softened butter. Then add about two cups of icing sugar or powder plus about a teaspoon of vanilla. But that's just off the top of my head and I can't be held responsible if your icing goes all wrong. After you've made the cream cheese frosting, melt about five pieces of white chocolate and beat it in.

If you are feeling really decadent, grate some chocolate (or use a vegetable peeler) over the iced cupcakes.

Trust me, they are really yummy.

Ok - so the photo isn't mine, but I swear that is what my cupcakes almost looked like!


chocolate trading co said...

that looks scrummy! have you ever used any Lindt or Valrhona for the chocolate instead of the cadburys? It would be purely heavenly! hehe Great blog by the way, i'm a lurker too but felt inspired by all the chocolate going on!

Dal, Hel & Bel said...

No I haven't, but you've certainly inspired me now! I'm on it. I'll let you know how it goes. Although, it seems almost criminal to put Lindt or Valrhona with a HOMEBRAND mix!

Melanie said...

They turned out so pretty! Who cares about the laziness factor? They look scrumptious!

Amelia and Elliott Smith said...

Ummm... YUM. I'm pretty sure these belong on your list of things to do in Arizona :)

Misty said...

These look delish! I am thoroughly impressed, no lazy housewifery there. (I like that word too.)

I know that you'd dispute me on this, being so humble and all, but I think and have for sometime that you strongly resemble Katie Holmes. I mean that in a good way.

BTW, I follow you but that's our secret.