Feliz dia de San Valentin❤❤💘💗😘(I learnt this in Spanish class today)!
To anyone, whether your living your single best life(like moi✌) or in a loving, happy relationship, I hope to give you all a reason to get up from wherever you're sitting and getting actively baking and enhancing your baking potential😊. After all, Valentine's Day is Valentine's without something sweet :)
In order to whip up this unique, tasty form of cupcake, you'll need:
100g of butter, softened
140g of caster sugar
2 large eggs, beaten( I used 3 medium-sized eggs as I had no large eggs to spare)
225g of plain flour(I split this amount with spelt flour to give the cakes a different taste and a healthier alternative)
25g of cocoa powder
½ tsp of bicarbonate of soda
150ml of buttermilk(you can easily find this in any supermarket and it's so affordable- I only paid 50p and I brought mine from Waitrose)
100g of glace cherries, roughly chopped, plus extra for decoration
For the icing on the cake😜:
150ml of double cream
140g of cherry conserve or jam, sieved
100g of dark chocolate, chopped
red icing or edible red glitter for decoration(optional)
How to make lovely cupcakes:
Firstly, pre-heat the oven to 180℃/160℃ fan/ Gas Mark 4. Line a 12-hole muffin tin with muffin cases of your preference before beating together the butter and sugar together in a bowl.
Do this with an electric whisk until pale and fluffy. Next, add in the eggs a little at a time, until fully incorporated.
Sift in the flour, cocoa powder, bicarbonate of soda and pinch of salt. Fold this in with a spatial until there are no remaining lumps in the mix.
Finally, add in the buttermilk, food colouring and the cherries, stirring briefly to combine. Divide the batter among the cases and bake this for 20 minutes. The cakes are ready when they're well risen and springy to touch.
Allow the cupcakes to cool slightly, before transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely.
In order to assemble the icing over the top, warm the cream and the cherry conserve in a small pan. Eventually incorporate in the chocolate, before removing from the heat.
Leave the mix for a couple minutes and then stir again until melted and combined. Tip the creamy mixture into a bowl and allow to cool completely.
In about half an hour, the icing will have set to a spreadable consistency.
Once cooled and thickened, spread the icing onto the cupcakes(or pipe if you'd like and I'll leave a link to my piping techniques below). Decorate this with a drizzle of red bedeazzle and top with half a glace cherry. And there's your delectable cake, which can be made for anyone and any occasssion but also happens to fall nicely into today's theme, which of course is Valentine's day😅.
Depending on when I write up this post, photos will either be uploaded tonight or the end of tomorrow.
Before you go...
Prepare yourself for more baking as I'll also be uploading a recipe on Saturday as well😅😆
Also, here's my link to learning all the tricks when it comes to piping cakes😅
Happy Valentine's Day once agaiin! Let me know what you're doing for Valentine's down in the comments below😊
Song of the month: Ariana Grande- Break Up with yo girlfriend, im bored
Check out Uchjn's very pinky and winky Valentine inspired makeup look!😁💗
Quote of the month(or more like the day😅)
|I just thought this was a mood lol😂
How to make your own LUSH Shower Jellies
*SPECIAL EDIITON* Woman Crush Everyday(this can be girls that inspire me or whom are beautiful, not that all girls aren't pretty but still😅)
Ok I'm going to cut this post short for now as I'm writing this very late😴💤.
Yet again, happy Valentine's and I hope you all have a lovely day/evening(depending on where you are in the world😅).
Ok now I'm rambling