You might think, if it's like taking out the bins, I'd get mad. No, actually, taking out the bins for me is a welcome bit of exercise and fresh air. When the baking isn't taken out, it increases the risk of needing to do more exercise because of its dangerous, tempting, fattening and delicious nature. But somehow that still doesn't make me mad. Especially when the baking looks this cute.
I've turned to the computer as a distraction. But...all I can think about is blogging about them. Oh why did he have to forget them?
I managed to palm a few off to visiting family members who popped by for a cuppa. And my son ate the tops off about three, so the numbers were gradually going down without any being consumed by yours truly.
Okay, I admit to trying one, for quality control. Got to make sure they're edible, after all.
They are, by the way.
These mini muffins are packed full of delicious chocolatey decadence. They're not only chocolate flavoured, but have chunks of chocolate through out, and are topped with another layer of chocolate and large pillowy pink and white vanilla marshmallows. Finished off with a scant dusting of cocoa powder, these make elegant little nibblies for an afternoon tea with the girls.
TRIPLE CHOCOLATE FUDGE MARSHMALLOW CUPCAKES
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1/2 tsp vanilla
3/4 cups caster sugar
1/2 heaped cup plain flour
a pinch of baking powder
1/2 cup chocolate chips
150g large marshmallows (24 in total)
1/2 cup chocolate chips, extra
extra cocoa powder to decorate, if desired
Preheat oven to 180C.
Melt the butter and the sugar in a saucepan and stir. Sift flour, baking powder and cocoa into a bowl. Pour the butter mixture, eggs, and vanilla into the flour mixture and combine thoroughly. Add the chocolate chips and stir through. Spoon the mixture into a 24 hole silicone mini muffin tray (alternatively muffin cases) and cook for 20 minutes or until firm. Leave to cool for 10 minutes before removing.
Place the extra chocolate chips in a microwave proof bowl. Heat on high for 20 seconds at a time, stirring between intervals so as not to burn, until almost melted. Stir until smooth and place a teaspoon of melted chocolate onto the top of each cupcake. Before the chocolate sets, place a marshmallow on top of each. Sprinkle with cocoa powder to finish off, if desired.