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Cookie Monster Cupcakes

I just want to say before I get into this post, that I’ve take a lot of consideration into publishing this. I was debating whether to post it, as I’m aware that taking in to account the situation going on in the world, I don’t know about anywhere else, but there is a big probelm in the Uk at the moment, where people are panic buying anything they can get hold of. So others who haven’t been doing, are struggling to get any food. I didn’t want this post to come across to be insensitive to that. I also didn’t want me posting on my blog to come across that I’m being ignorant to what’s been going on in the world. However I’ve decided to carry on posting. To carry on publishing this recipe post, because hopefully they will play a part in lifting people’s spirits a little bit, the same way its helped me to escape for a little while.

I hope you are all staying safe, and I’m sending lots of love to you all right now, in a world full of uncertainty.

Hey everyone, thought I’d share a baking post with you today and that is these cookie monster cupcakes. These would be perfect to bake with kids, for school fairs, for bake sales, with friends, for charity, or even if you just want to do some baking for yourself. Baking is so much fun. It gives you a chance to be creative, to have a go at experimenting, and the exciting part is not knowing how its going to turn out in the end, and also taste testing it. I also think baking is so much better than shop bought items. I will occasionally buy shop bought things, but most of the time I bake, and I think you can appreciate the effort you went too. Baking also makes a lovely gift. It doesn’t cost a lot, and it brings a smile to peoples faces.

These cupcakes are delicious! They make a nice treat, and for those who don’t like overly chocolatey things, only the icing is chocolate, so they have a good balance. If you did want extra chocolate though, you could just add cocoa powder to the mixture for a chocolate sponge.

So the cupcakes are made from my trusted go to cupcake recipe. I use this recipe all the time, just because the cakes are light and fluffy and not dry. It’s a very easy recipe to follow, so if you have less experience, this is perfect! For the buttercream, I used my own recipe again, if you didn’t want to make your own, then you could use a shop brought buttercream. In all honesty, you wouldn’t be saving much time though, as its just as easy to make your own buttercream, and it tastes a lot better, and its a lot smoother. I won’t ramble any further and just get straight into it!

Ingredients

  • 50g butter
  • 180g caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • splash of vanilla extract
  • 160g plain flour
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 160ml of full fat milk

For The Icing

  • 250g butter
  • 500g icing sugar
  • 50g milk chocolate
  • chocolate sprinkle
  • mini white chocolate buttons
  • chocolate chips
  • 6 chocolate chip biscuits

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees/gas mark 4. Line a cupcake tray with 12 paper cases.
  2. Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla extract.
  3. Fold in the flower and baking powder and slowly add the milk until you have a smooth batter.
  4. Spoon the mixture into the cupcake cases and bake for 18-20 minutes. Take them out and leave them to cool.
  5. To make the buttercream, cream the butter and sift through the icing sugar in order to have no lumpy bits. Mix until light and smooth. Melt the chocolate and mix that in too, until well incorporated.
  6. With a pallet knife, smooth over the cupcakes with the buttercream. Put the sprinkles into a bowl and dip each cupcake in until well covered.
  7. For the eyes, stick the chocolate chips on the chocolate buttons with a little buttercream, and then stick onto the cupcakes.
  8. Break your chocolate cookies up in half and press into your cupcakes for the mouth. You could even crumble some up for a different effect.
  9. Enjoy your efforts and try one!

I hope you like this recipe!

A x

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