Truly Scrumptious

I was browsing blogs the other day and came across Chanelle’s delightful one. She had made some truly scrumptious pumpkin cupcakes which I just had to try as I was feeling very autumnal.

I bought a pumpkin and checked that I had the ingredients for the pumpkin spice recipe. (Living in Europe means you have to bake from scratch!) And wow they were gorgeous. I confess to eating alot of these myself – I did share them but mmm, I kept making the excuse for afternoon tea – even at 9am in the morning. Ha Ha!!

The children go back to school on Tuesday after their half term break and I am looking forward to getting back to doing some sewing. I have got a number of projects I want to finish before starting anything else. Well, that is until something else catches my eye and I just have to make it.

Chocolate Cupcakes Easy Peasy

Giselle asked me for an easy chocolate cupcake recipe the other day and this is for her as well as anyone who like me can’t resist a good cake.

3oz Self Raising Flour

4 tablespoons cocoa powder

4oz caster sugar

4oz softened butter 

2 large eggs

1 teaspoon baking powder

2 teaspoons milk.

Put everything in a mixer, beat until pale and fluffy. Pop spoonfuls into prepared cupcake tin and bake for about 18 to 20 mins mins at 180c degrees. If you want you could mix in a big handful of chocolate chips just before you put them in the tin. Makes about 12.

As for icing follow the instructions in the other cupcake post but omit the lemon juice add 2 sifted teaspoons of cocoa to the icing mixture and 2 teaspoons of water.

Enjoy!