Miss Morgan hosted a Hen's Party at our place last weekend.
I contributed by baking some cupcakes. Hen's Day-appropriate cupcakes.
Please avert your eyes if you're easily embarrassed...
Oh, there are soooo many jokes I could make. But let's try to keep this clean shall we?
Admittedly, with these cakes, it's probably less about the taste and more about the looks, but I'll share the recipe anyway..
Chocolate and Almond Cupcakes
100g dark chocolate, chopped
50g ground almonds
90g self-raising flour
4 eggs, separated
115g caster sugar
2 tbsp warm milk
Preheat oven to 180 degrees
Line muffin tray with patty pans
Place chocolate in food processor and process until finely ground
Add ground almonds and flour and process until just combined
Beat the egg yolks and sugar with an electric mixer for 2-3 minutes, until thick and pale
Stir in chocolate mixture
Stir in milk
Beat the egg whites in a clean bowl until soft peaks form
Gently fold whites into the mixture with a metal spoon until just combined
Divide mixture among the cases
Bake for 10-12 minutes
Cool on a wire rack.
And, yes - They were a HUGE hit.