Valentine’s cupcakes topped with Double Chocolate Fudge from The Devon Fudge Company are the perfect indulgence for this time of year. Enjoyed by couples, families and kids alike, it doesn’t matter who you make them for, you know they have a versatile appeal and if you have kids they can be part of your Valentine’s celebrations.
For simplicity I just used the basic sponge recipe my mum taught me many years ago when I first started baking, 2 ounces of butter, sugar and flour to each egg. This is a simple one for kids to follow too and my two love mixing it up in a bowl for me with a wooden spoon (whereas it’d be straight in my stand mixer if I was doing it!).
So here goes to make a batch of 10 generously sized cupcakes:
- 2 eggs
- 4 oz caster sugar
- 4 oz butter
- 3 oz self raising flour
- 1 oz cocoa powder
Simply cream the butter and sugar together before slowly adding the beaten eggs, then fold the flour in to make a rich, chocolately batter.
Bake for approx 20mins in a 180c oven (test with a sharp knife to ensure cooked through in centre)
Then for the frosting I used a simple buttercream:
- 80g unsalted butter
- 160g icing sugar
- a tablespoon of milk
- small blob of red gel food colouring
Simply beat all the ingredients together, pipe on top of each cake and then decorate as you like, obviously here we have added small chunks of the utterly delicious Double Chocolate Fudge from The Devon Fudge Company along with some small pink chocolate hearts to add to the feel of upcoming Valentine’s Day.
The Devon Fudge tastes utterly delicious. We did taste test it before adding it to the cakes and didn’t want to lose the flavour in the cakes so put the pieces on top. As you bite down into the cake you really taste the fudge in the icing and it makes a delicous addition to what otherwise would be a standard chocolate cake.
For a quick a simple homemade treat this Valentine’s why not make a batch of these cupcakes and don’t forget to add some Devon Fudge for that extra special touch and flavour!
All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the product in order to write an honest review.