Sunday, March 30, 2014

Cheerful Chocolate

It was one of those gloomy, dull, boring cold afternoons.We exhausted all our options of crafts, building and rebuilding contraptions, painting silly figures and calling it abstract art, and reading the umpteen Roald Dahl books. when everything else fails I bake to keep the little guy entertained. 

Chocolate always puts a smile on his face and to perk up the gloominess surrounding our day, decided to try something new. I never made frosting before and I am not a big fan of all the powdered sugar that goes in to it. I decided to try a  milk chocolate frosting that has no powdered sugar or flour. I was not sure if it's going to work, but I always believe in taking a chance and failing than not trying.

Ingredients are -

1 cup of all purpose flour

1/2 cup of chocolate chips

1/2 cup of unsweetened coco powder

1/2 cup of sugar

1 egg

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp Vanilla extract

1/2 cup of butter at room temperature

1 cup of milk

Heat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Beat the sugar and butter until they are smooth and creamy.

Add the egg and beat the mixture for another 20 seconds.

Add the dry ingredients - the flour, coco powder and baking powder.

Beat the mixture for a minute, add the cup of milk, vanilla extract and beat it at medium speed for 2 minutes.

Fold in the chocolate chips and add the mixture to a greased cupcake tin.

Bake at 350 for 10-15 minutes - This time may vary depending on the size of cake tin and the oven.

For the Frosting -

You need a good quality milk chocolate, don't use the chocolate chips.

A medium sized Hershey's Milk Chocolate bar

1/2 cup of butter

3 tsp of sour cream

Microwave or melt the chocolate.

Add the butter and sour cream.

whisk the mixture until smooth and the frosting is done.

I strained the sour cream for about 15 minutes or so to remove the excess liquid.

Its not firm and thick like the usual frosting, but it holds really well especially after refrigerating.

 We did pretty good on our first shot. Its not the typical frosting kind but does wonders to a simple chocolate cup cake and melts in your mouth. 

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