17 May is World Baking Day!
It’s time to dig out that rolling pin and prepare something delicious! This day is created to show the world how fun it can be to bake and enjoy with family and friends. Chef Lesego’s dark chocolate cupcakes proves that all you really need is a little flour, sugar, eggs and a sense of adventure to celebrate World Baking Day.
70g Cocoa Powder
8 Tablespoons boiling water
4 Eggs (beaten)
170g Unsalted butter (at room temp)
360g Castor Sugar
240g Self-raising Flour
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius
Make sure your muffin trays and paper cups are ready
Sift the cocoa into a small bowl and add the boiling water and blend with a fork until smooth. If it still looks a little dry add more water (it should NOT become watery though). Set aside to cool completely
In a separate bowl beat the butter and sugar until fluffy, add the yoghurt and eggs
slowly, beating in between each addition of an ingredient.
Add the cocoa to the mixture and mix well.
Sift the flour into the batter and beat until smooth.
Spoon the mixture into the casings and bake in the oven for 20-30 minutes until the cakes have risen, firm but still slightly moist.
Place the cupcakes on a cooling rack to cool
For the icing he made a chocolate ganache by heating up 250ml of cream and pouring it onto 500g of dark chocolate, stir and allow the mixture to melt and then thicken enough after cooling to ice your cake/cupcakes.
Chef Lesego is also a Chef ambassador for Bosch Home Appliances: https://www.bosch-home.com/za/
LesDaChef Culinary Solutions (Pty) Ltd
Mobile: +27 72 017 0689 / +27 76 831 4659
Location: 9 Barbet Street, Meredale, 2091
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