WHITE CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES

If I was to eat a chocolate bar, I prefer to eat white chocolate. I LOVE white Twix, Kit Kats, Lion bars, Maltesers and well basically anything white… So I decided to make a white chocolate cake!

INGREDIENTS

  • For the cake:
  • 125ml of hot water
  • 480g self-raising flour
  • 200g sugar
  • 340g white chocolate
  • 225g butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 240g of buttermilk

For the filling and topping:

  • 340g of white chocolate
  • 225g butter
  • 125g sifted icing sugar
  • few drops vanilla extract

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METHOD

The cake:

  1. Melt the chocolate over hot water on the stove or in the microwave. Then set it aside.
  2. Now separate the eggs. set aside the yolks for later. Pour the egg whites into a mixing bowl. Beat the egg whites until frothy and they hold a stiff peak. Now place this in the refrigerator till later.
  3. Pre-heat the oven to Gas Mark 3.
  4. Next, cream together the sugar and butter until it is fluffy and light.
  5. Now add in the vanilla and egg yolks. IMG_0074
  6. Add in the white chocolate and mix well.
  7. In a separate bowl mix together the salt, flour and baking soda.
  8. Slowly add the flour mixture to the butter and sugar. Now gradually pour in the buttermilk ensuring to scrape the sides and mix it all together.
  9. Now add the egg whites and mix well.
  10. You can now pour your mixture into your greased cake tins.
  11. Cook the cakes for 25-30 minutes.

The frosting:

  1. Melt the chocolate and allow to cool fully.
  2. When the chocolate is cooled down, beat the butter until smooth.
  3. Now slowly mix in the white chocolate.
  4. Once fully mixed together, add the sugar icing.
  5. Mix together for 2 to 3 minutes.

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