Cinnamon and Chocolate Cupcakes

Hello all,

How much do you love cinnamon? And how much do you love chocolate? I love them both rather a lot, so I decided for this week’s blog, I’d combine the two in the form of a cupcake. It’s a little unusual with the spicy cinnamon, but makes for a tasty little morsel for afternoon tea. Not too sweet either! 

Cinammon and chocolate cupcakes

Cinnamon and chocolate cupcakes

Ingredients

  • 125g butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate, finely chopped
  • 50g milk chocolate, chopped, to top

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 190°C.
  2. Prepare muffin tray with 15 paper patty cases.
  3. Cream butter, vanilla and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  4. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  5. Sift in flour, baking powder and cinnamon. Fold into butter mixture.
  6. Stir in milk and chocolate. Mix until just combined.
  7. Spoon mixture into patty cases.
  8. Bake for about 15 minutes, or until cupcakes springs back when lightly touched.
  9. Transfer to wire rack and leave to cool.
  10. To melt chocolate, place chopped up pieces into a microwave-proof bowl and microwave for 30 second bouts, stirring in between, until just melted. Allow to cool before drizzling onto cupcakes.

Enjoy!

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