By Lorraine of AZ on August 01, 2005
"These cupcakes sound yummy. Nigella describes them as "somewhere between chocolate and gingerbread." She has decorated them with white frosting, with two holly leaves made from ready-made, dyed icing and cranberries for the holly berries. I'm putting the recipe here so I know where it is at Christmastime. I don't know if the types of icings she uses are available here in the U.S., but you'll get the idea."
Serving Size: 1 (837 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"these are by far the best chocolate cup cakes I have ever made.I did not have the mixed spice so I used nutmeg,ginger and cinnamon.The boiling water was hot enough to melt the choco chips. I used plain yogourt instead of sourcream.There is no need for topper."
"These were really yummy. The cooking time was a lot less in my oven, but I think I need to check my oven's temp. I made Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting for these, which was a perfect, yummy topper!"
"Heaven! Although I decorated mine a bit more simply x"
"I've made these a few times to rave reviews - it seems a bit fiddly when you read thru the recipe for the first time but they are worth the effort. I iced with dark choc-sour cream icing and decorated with foil hearts for Valentine's Day."
"these cakes are so amazing. i left out the icing and decor, but they are wonderful plain. so fluffy and spicy. i made these a few times this winter, everybody loved them."