Well i did have a lot of free time on my hands today and couldn’t control my urge to bake. Ah what the hell , might as well go ahead and do it. So here it is the result of my little urge…

Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes and English Toffee n chocolate cupcakes.

For the chocolate cupcakes( this was the base for both the cupcakes)

475 ml egg whites
1/4 th tsp salt
1 1/4th tsp cream of tartar
250gms white sugar
150gms confectioners sugar
180 gms cake flour
20gms unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp vanilla extract

Line and case your cupcake pan.Preheat the oven to gas mark 4.
Sift together the confectioners sugar cocoa and cake flour twice.Try and get as much air in as you can.In another bowl beat together the egg whites,cream of tartar,salt till it forms stiff peaks.Keep adding the sugar spoon by spoon as you go.Fold in the flour mixture with a gentle hand making sure you have done it evenly.Now add the vanilla essence.At any point if u feel that the batter is a little thick just add a few drops of milk.It always works.

Now i took half the cake batter and put it in another bowl.
To this i added about 4 tablespoons of cherry jam.Prefable the one which has little cherry pieces in it.
Now pour them in the cupcases till 3/4th full and bake for about 35-40 mins.
I must mentiont to you that there was a slight difference in the texture of both the cupcakes.
Obviously the one with the jam didn’t rise too well.But nevertheless it was very moist.I pooped a hot one in my mouth…could’nt resist it and it just melted away….

This is picture is the one with the cherry jam

And this is just the regular chocolate one.Has rised much better that the one with the jam.
To decorate the cupcakes …the 1st being the toffee cupcakes…To make the toffee ofcourse.You’ll need a couple of cans of sweetened condensed milk.I pressure cooked the cans for about half an hour as i did’nt have patience to watch them boil for hours.And trust me its so much better .

I prefer this much more than making it over the stove with butter and sugar…could do without the extra calories:-))

Here’s what the cans look like after just half hour of pressure cooking.Pls dont try and open them when they are hot.Let them cool down completely before you do.

And then some chocolate shavings and some fun with sugar caramel resulted in this…

Now for the chocolate cherry cupcakes i just poured some chocolate ganache on top and finished it off with the glazed cherry.Could’nt be easier !

And together i ended up with this …. a whole lotta cupcakes … the only problem now is ….
Whos’s gonna eat’em ????

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Comment :

noreply@blogger.com (Karan)

It was my birthday yesterday, and I thought I had seen/eaten/got my face smashed with enough cakes for at least a year. But not so, apparently! After looking at these awesome, lip smacking pics, I think I’ll have to pay a visit to the nearest bakery, or I’ll die of longing or heart break or something similar..Really, these look simply scrumptious, Anks!

noreply@blogger.com (sheetu)

Yet another mouthwatering creation!! You are really forcing me to think about turning on my oven and start baking these cupcakes!! These look absolutly delicious!!

noreply@blogger.com (arpitamehta@hotmail.com)

monkey!all these things r making my mouth water….when can i eat them…pppppllllleeeeaaaaassseeeee……it looks sinful:)
im sure deeou is putting on loads of weight with all of this…i envy him!!

noreply@blogger.com (maegabriel.com/riceandnoodles)

Oh, they look delightful. Too pretty to eat… please can i have one with the cherry on top? 🙂

noreply@blogger.com (mae)

oops, sorry about that – i’ve put my email addy instead of my name and hit publish so quickly! 🙂

Mae

noreply@blogger.com (Mango Power Girl)

Soooo festive…perfect for the holidays, too! I love the pastry work Ms. “no formal training” & cans are a great idea 🙂

noreply@blogger.com (Cindy. Lo.)

Wow,
You’ve done a good job decorating them!

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