So today it is my cousin's 21st birthday party, it only seems like yesterday when we were running around playing hide and seek in our grandparents garden. How time flies! Anyway I decided to make him some brownie cupcakes to celebrate the occasion.
225 g/8 oz of plain chocolate broken into pieces
85g/3oz of butter
2 large eggs
200g/oz of soft dark brown sugar
1tsp of vanilla extract
140g/5 oz of plain flower
Preheat the oven to 180c/350f/gas mark 4.
Line a 12-hole muffin tin with 12 paper cases .
Place the chocolate and butter in a saucepan and heat gently, stirring constantly until melted.
Remove from the heat and stir until smooth and leave to cool slightly.
Place the eggs and sugar in a large bowl and whisk together then add the vanilla extract .
Stir in the flour until mixed together,then stir melted chocolate into the mixture until combined.
Spoon the mixture into the paper cases, and then bake in the preheated for 30 minutes, or until firm to the touch but still slightly moist in the centre.
Leave the cupcakes to cool for then minutes then transfer to the wire rack to cool completely, when cooled and a dusting of icing sugar.
And there you have it, I had a lovely time and it was great to catch up with the family. Are you tempted to make these, if so let me know what you think.