Dad's chocolate drop cakes

Dad's chocolate drop cakes

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Cook: 20 mins

Easy

Makes 12 deep cupcakes
Dad'll love these, make them really chocolatey or put his favourite sweet or nut on top - the perfect treat!

Nutrition and extra info

  • Without frosting
  • Easily doubled / halved

Nutrition: per serving with button

  • kcal492
  • fat32g
  • saturates17g
  • carbs47g
  • sugars38g
  • fibre1g
  • protein6g
  • salt0.32g
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Ingredients

  • 150g pot natural yogurt
  • 3 eggs, beaten
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  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 175g golden caster sugar
  • 140g self-raising flour (swap 1 tbsp of flour for cocoa powder)
  • 100g ground almond
  • 175g unsalted butter, melted

For the chocolate frosting

  • 100g chocolate (milk or dark)
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  • 140g unsalted butter
  • 140g icing sugar

Method

  1. Line a 12-hole muffin tin with paper cases and heat oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5. In a jug, mix the yogurt, eggs and vanilla extract. Put the dry ingredients, plus a pinch of salt, into a large bowl and make a well in the middle.

  2. Add the yogurty mix and melted butter, and quickly fold in with a spatula or metal spoon – don’t overwork it. Spoon into the cases (they will be quite full) and bake for 18-20 mins or until golden, risen and springy to the touch. Cool for a few mins, then lift the cakes onto a wire rack to cool completely. Keep in an airtight container for up to 3 days or freeze as soon as possible.

  3. Chocolate frosting: Melt the chocolate in the microwave on High for 1½ mins, stirring halfway. Leave to cool. Beat the butter and icing sugar in a large bowl until creamy. Beat in the chocolate. Cover and chill for up to one month. Up to 48 hrs before serving (or the day before if it’s really hot), bring back to room temperature, then spread over the cakes. Put the chocolate buttons on. Keep cool, out of direct sunlight.

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louise_woods17
21st Jun, 2010
they were really good, I made them in the house and my parents loved them! I liked how moist they were in the center :)
misskiti
18th Jun, 2010
4.05
Really good recipe, moist cakes. I've not used yoghurt before, but apparently they do it in the Alps because of the altitude!
praslin
6th May, 2010
i made 160 of these for a friends wedding, because the groom didn't like white chocolate i put white icing on made with icing sugar and egg whites. We got some really nice gerbera sugar flowers to go on the top and even though i say so myself they looked absolutely gorgeous and i did feel rather proud with all the lovely comments well worth 3 whole days in the kitchen. Highly reccomended.
kfurber
4th May, 2010
5.05
Have to give these a five star rating as I am usually a baking disaster but these were a triumph! Perhaps a little on the sweet side though!
vickpole
20th Nov, 2009
5.05
Lovely and moist! I didn't use ground almonds and substituted with S R Flour and put in 40g of cocoa powder and it was lovely and chocolatey. I'll use this recipe for the xmas fair and use a mini muffin tin to make little christmas puds and decorate as in the recipe for christmas cupcakes.
vickpole
20th Nov, 2009
5.05
Lovely and moist! I didn't use ground almonds and substituted with S R Flour and put in 40g of cocoa powder and it was lovely and chocolatey. I'll use this recipe for the xmas fair and use a mini muffin tin to make little christmas puds and decorate as in the recipe for christmas cupcakes.
musicinthemaking
12th Oct, 2009
4.05
Made these for my sisters birthday, went down very well with everyone! Made the frosting with white chocolate as it is my sisters favourite, was very sweet but only a small amount is needed on each cake. In my opinion there is not enough cocoa powder in the recipe, i used 25g and they were not very chocolately, i would recommend adding more (50g even!)
georgeb74
8th Jul, 2009
5.05
Amazing cakes!! Made for my daughter's 2nd birthday and they disappeared in seconds! Sooo moist...I agree though that buttercream is way too much for just 12 cakes. I made a second batch of cakes today to use the icing up - so this buttercream in my opinion makes enough for 24 cakes! Gorgeous!
carolinemac
6th Jul, 2009
Seriously yummy cupcakes!!!
leilz100
25th Jun, 2009
4.05
These cakes are really good. Big hit with my family

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