Wednesday, 31 October 2007

Spider Web Chocolate Fudge Cup Cakes

These are the perfect Hallowe'en treat, they are light and chocolatey. The kids would love it. Adults too as i ate few of them as I love chocolate.

I also had so much fun making them. Ofcourse i saw my daughter flashing to the kitchen each time and licking the chocolate icing....................


Sugar, sour cream, melted butter and chocolate etc...

Ready to go in the oven


Just finished the icing......



Ingridients.
50 gm/3 oz dark chocolate, broken into pieces
85 gm/ 3 oz butter
1tbsp milk
200 gm/8oz selfraising flour
Half tsp bicarbonate of soda
50 gm/2oz muscovado sugar ( if you don't have them u can use normal sugar but i think it is this sugar which fives it the fudgy taste)
50 gm /2oz caster sugar
1 egg
150 ml sour cream / youghurt

For the topping.
100 gm/ 4 oz dark chocolate broken into pieces and melted
100 gm/ 4 oz white chocolate broken into pieces and melted

Preheat the ovzn to 190° c and line a muffin tin with 12 paper cases.
Heat the chocolate abd butter with milk until melted. Stir and cool.

Mix the flour, bicarbonate of soda and both the sugar.
Beat the egg in a another bowl and stir in the sour cream., then pour this onto the flous mixture and add the cooled chocolate.
Stir just to combine, don't over mix it.
Spoon into the muffin cases and bake for 18 to 20 minutes.

Cool the cakes on a wire rack.

Now for the topping. Spread a muffin with dark chocolate, then pipe four circles of white chocolate on top. Drag a skewer ( i used a tooth pick) from the centre to the edge to create the cowweb effect.
Alternate dark chocolate for the opposite effect.

I loved the one with the dark chocolate toppings.

55 comments:

Sirisha Kilambi said...

wow....Nice Halloween treat Happy cook :-)
The cup cakes look great.....happy Halloween to u and ur family :-)

Asha said...

YAY!! Halloween cupcakes. Looks great F, bet Sha loved them!:))
Make sure to ask Sha to look at my FH blog today and listen to the music!! Surprise!! Hope I will scare her up today! HeeHee!!

Mishmash ! said...

I am sure ur daughter was quite happy seein those spooky cakes :)

Rina said...

Wow, haappy those cup cakes looks so good. How did you manage to spin that web so perfectly. Chocolate fudge cup cakes a real treat.

Sia said...

the look spooky yet beautiful... like beautiful witch ;)

remya said...

happy halloween!!! love ur spooky cake...so tempting...

Vineela said...

Hi ,
what a co incidence i made spider web cake .
cup cakes looks great with chocolate frosting.
happy haaloween
vineela

meeso said...

These are really neat cupcakes :)

Laavanya said...

Happy Halloween HC. Those cup cakes look spookily delicious.

Ti said...

YummmY! I made some choc cup cakes too

Richa said...

hey, choc cupcakes look amazing :) i like all ur cakes, u r such an enthusiastic baker! those spider webs give such a beautiful effect :) enjoy....

Namratha said...

Picture Perfect Happy, love the cakes! Awesome icing..

Rachel said...

That is a nice spooky :P looking cup cake!!!

Puspha said...

WOW!!!!!! Wonderful.

Do they celebrate Haloween in Belgique? Here in Suisse, there´s no such thing as Haloween.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

cool looking cup cakes happy cook!!
HAPPY HALLOWEEN to shyaama...:))

Dhana said...

oh my god...they are restaurant and DROOL worthy!!!

bindiya said...

SUPERB Happy! you have outdone yourself this time, beautiful!

Swaroopa said...

looks awesome!!

Suma Gandlur said...

Hope you & your daughter had fabulous Halloween.
Pretty cupcakes.

Lissie said...

wow! i liked those spider webs so much... great treat for sha!
got the photos. sha is so beautiful! will get back soon.. :))

M&Ms... said...

Oh isn't it amazing how that design on the icing is so simple to make but everyone goes ga-ga and thinks it's so posh :) ! I recently discovered the trick and tried it on mini-chocolate muffins.
Cupcakes look delish.

Jeena said...

Yummy Happy! Great Halloween cakes I bet they were so delicious. I love the way you use the marble effect for spiders webs, what a brilliant idea. :)

sagari said...

frosting and design of your cupcakes wowww looks really yummy

Rajitha said...

i do not know how i missed this post..yum!! that is all i can say..feel like eating about 6 of em straight...

Sig said...

Wow, beautiful artwork HC... the icing looks so cool! Perfect spider webs :)

Happy cook said...

Srisha Kilambi Happy Halloween to you too.

Asha True Shyama loved them. When she comes home i wil let her listen to the music. And asha u do know that if u scare her I will get her in my bed in the night, as she is a frighty cat :-)

Mishmash. Yep she was, i also gave few for her friends and there was nothing left as kids love them.

Rina Thankyou, the cowwebs are so easy to make. Actually i was surprised how easy they wee to do.

Sia are you talking about me HA HA HA

Remya it sure was tempting

Vineela thankyou. Here i guess it is them time now to make these scarry cakes

Meeso thankyou

Lavanya thankx they werer really spooky delicious and when the icing gets dry it was really excelent

Ti thankx

Happy cook said...

Richa thankyou. I love baking. I try to make easy recipies.

Namratha Thankyou they were awesome

Thankx Rachel and Dhana

Bindya thankyou. I know you really like muffins and cupcakes.

Sawroopa thankx

Suma well we enjoyed the cakes but here they don't celebrate Halloween like they do in US

Lissie thankyou.
I will tell what you told about shyama to her.

m&ms Thankyou. True everybody goes gaga abouth the design and i am surprised how easy it is to do the design

Jeena Thankyou Actually it is not my idea i got it from a book.

Sagari thankyou

PUSHPA Here we don't celebrate Halloween but the shops do sell all the spooky decorations and kids sometimes go for the trick a treat . My daughter went with her friends to the houses they know.

Sig thankyou. They were indeed lovely

easycrafts said...

These look very nice...wish i could have a bite

Hima said...

Those cupcakes look awesome. You have lot of patience girl, to make that decoration on the cup cake. If I was there, I would have not given you that time at all, cup cake is enough for me hehe ;)

Kribha said...

That's a perfect halloween treat. The frosting looks super delicious. I'm sure your daughter enjoyed it a lot.

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

Hey, I am a first timer at ur blog and I must say u have a very nice collection!! Those are lovely looking cakes. I am surely even the elders enjoyed them :)

PROUD ITALIAN COOK said...

Happy cook, You cupcakes look delicious,and the frosting looks spooktacular!!!

Rosie said...

Hi Happy :)

Whooa wonderful spider cupcakes. I made spider cupcakes too how spooky Heehee!!

Cynthia said...

I can tell you had a lot of fun making these.

Retno Prihadana said...

Beautiful spider, I love it!

Happy cook said...

Easy craft that is what i also think now thatthe cakes are finished here :-)

Hima thankgod you were not there otherwise i would have had to throw you out from the kitchen to keep you off from steeling the cake. The decoration is real easy ...

Kribha Thankyou. She did enjoy them.

Ramya Thanx for visiting. Yeah i also enjoyed them.

Proud Italina cook Thankyou they do spooky isn't it, but in a niceway ;)

Rosie that is spooky, but then now is the time to do it isn't it

Cynthia Yeah i did have a lot of fun.

Retno Thankyou

KayKat said...

These look awesome! The next time you bake some, can you ship some my way? :):)

TBC said...

That looks beautiful and they're perfect any time of the year.

Apple said...

Lovely muffins...that topping looks great

Daily Meals said...

Wow! the cup cakes look lovely...

A kitchen scientist & a white rat hubby!!! said...

lovely happy cook..excelent tret for halloween..hey, u cud have taken a snap of the web-making too!

Happy cook said...

Kaykat Give me you address i will ship them to you :-)

Apple abd daily meals thankyou verymuch

A kitchen scientis.... thankyou. Good idea but now it is too late. Next time i will remember and then do it :-)

Eskay said...

wow! girl this is amazing!!
have added u on my blog roll.
way to go.

Seema said...

Great Halloween treat for kids.. sure they gobbled it all up- Those little monsters :-)looks great & very attractive.

zlamushka said...

oh, these are so cute looking. You must have tons of patience to make all those spider webs. What are you making for my Spoonful of Christmas? event ? ;-)

Happy cook said...

esky thankx for adding me.

Seema They really enjoyed it.

Zlamushka Actually the spiderwebs were easy to make. I am waiting till november end to make something for you as then it is almost december :-)

A kitchen scientist & a white rat hubby!!! said...

hey happy happy cook, u have been tagged..chek my blog...happy meme!!

Latha Narasimhan said...

Cup cakes are lovely!
Regarding your Q in my blog, you can saute the besan in 1 tablespoon ghee for 2 minutes to avoid lumps while adding to the syrup.
What did you make for diwali?
Happy Diwali to you!:))

Happy cook said...

A kitchen Scienti... Thnkyou for tagging me. But i have been tagged by Raks sand Asha si i will do them together.

Latha Narasimhan Thankx for the reply about the mysoore paak. I am going to try to make them.

Sandeepa said...

The toppings are wonderful

Anonymous said...

I can understand the part about you eating quite a few, with such delicious cupcakes sitting on the dining table,who can resist the temtation!!;)) Tried your chicken soup & loved it:)
paati

Dwiana P said...

Hi thanks for stopping by at my blog. Regarding this fudge cupcakes... that is my hubby's fav and I like the way you decorate the icing. Look so simple and pretty!

aparna said...

Your cupcakes look lovely. Should try them sometime.
Thank you for dropping by my blog.

Anamika said...

Hi
while surfing for bloggers with similar tastes, i came across your site and found it appealing in terms of photos arranged in step-by-step format.Good work. I am also in cake decoration and would love to have your input on my cakes, as a way of improvement.Do pass by whenever you can.

Happy cook said...

anamike thanyou for dropping by. I will check out you blog