Saturday, February 16, 2013

Nutella Cupcakes / Cheat's Lava Cakes

For St. Valentine's day I baked these in heart-shaped moulds and served these beauties hot from the oven, with strawberries, ice-cream and other tasty treats! They looked fab on a platter (made to share!) and even better when matched with little bowls of lovehearts, Hershey's kisses and Haribo hearts.

These heart-shaped moulds from Lidl, at under €4 were perfect for Valentine's baking! 
I greased them as recommended but apparently they will be non-stick hereafter, fingers crossed!

They were so simple to make and oh so delicious! The smell of chocolate from these cakes is almost delirious- treat with care! The soft centre makes these cakes so versatile, if served warm they are the easiest lava cakes but can be eaten cool as cupcakes- it's a win-win situation!

The recipe is from 

Makes approx 12 cupcakes.
6oz self-raising flour
4oz Caster sugar
4oz Margarine
3 Eggs
2 tbsp Cocoa Powder
1/2 Jar of Nutella
  1. Preheat the oven to 190degrees Celcius. 
  2. Line cupcake tray with cases.
  3. Put all of the ingredients (EXCEPT the Nutella) and beat until smooth.
  4. Spoon half of the mixture into the the prepared cases.
  5. Place a teaspoon of Nutella into the centre of each case.
  6. Cover with a spoon of mixture on top of the Nutella.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes or until springy to touch. NB the knife test won't work with this recipe as the centre of the cupcake is supposed to be gooey!
  8. Serve immediately as lava cakes or allow cool on a wire rack for cupcakes.

Stay sweet! x

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