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Who doesn't love a chocolate cupcake? These ones are extra special as they have a wicked chocolate-hazelnut glaze!
- Grease a 12 hole muffin pan.
- Place chocolate, milk and sifted cocoa powder in a small saucepan and stir over a low heat until the chocolate has melted and is smooth.
- Remove from the heat and cool.
- Beat the butter and sugar in a small bowl, with an electric mixer, until light and fluffy.
- Add the eggs, one at a time, and beat until combined.
- Stir in the chocolate mixture and the sifted flour.
- Spoon mix evenly into muffin tray.
- Bake at 160 degree C for about 25 minutes, or until cooked.
- Cool cupcakes in the pan.
- To make the glaze, place chocolate, cream and liqueur in a small heatproof bowl over simmering water and stir until chocolate has melted.
- Cool the glaze a little then spoon over the tops of the cooled cakes.
- Decorate cakes with fresh raspberries or any fruit of your choice and perhaps some whipped cream!
These were OK, but maybe they'll taste better after I glaze them. They didn't rise very high (maybe my flour is too old?) and they seem dry. I think 10 cupcakes would have been better than the 12. Sorry.
Loved these cupcakes! I made them for a family friend who is coming over to our place tonight to celebrate his 40th birthday! His daughter and son love chocolate, so I thought this would make them really happy. The cupcakes look like they've come straight from a bakery - very impressive when decorated with thinly sliced fresh strawberries over a dollop of swirled whipped cream! Since I did not get any hazelnut-flavoured liqueur in my city, I've used some hazelnut chocolate melted as a substitute. Thanks Dale for helping me make their day so special:-)!