Christmas Cupcakes are traditional Christmas desserts that are made much in advance so that there is enough in the pantry for the visiting friends and relatives.

Time: 50 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 4 beaten egg
  • 1/2 cup chopped dark chocolate
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup glazed cherries
  • For The Main Dish
  • 2 cup icing sugar
  • 200 gm butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar

Method:

  • Take a large bowl and add butter in it (reserve 50 grams of butter). Break in the eggs and add sugar and beat.
  • You must use a hand blender or you will have to beat it very vigorously. When the mixture is completely
  • blended and the sugar is dissolved, keep it aside.
  • Now, sieve the flour with baking powder. Gradually add this flour to the sugar-butter mixture. You have to
  • ensure that you add a little flour at a time and mix well so that no lumps are formed. Keep adding till the entire
  • mixture is blended.
  • You can add a little milk at this point if you feel the flour mixture is too tight. Now put in the vanilla essence
  • and mix well. This is important or the smell of the egg will spoil the taste of your cake. Add the chocolate chips
  • to the batter and swirl.
  • Pour in the batter in the cup cake mould. Do not fill more than three-fourth of the mound or the cakes will lose
  • their shape. Meanwhile pre-heat the oven at 180 degrees for 15 minutes. Now put the cupcake tray in the
  • oven.
  • Bake at 200 degrees for 30-35 minutes. After 25 minutes you must insert a skewer and check if the cake is
  • done. Bake a little more if the skewer does not come out clean.
  • Now take the cakes out of the oven, place them on a wire rack and allow them to cool.
  • Meanwhile, take the icing sugar and butter and mix well. Keep beating vigorously till the mixture becomes light
  • and creamy. You may sprinkle a little milk and add some more butter if required. Put this icing evenly on the
  • cake. Decorate with glazed cherries.
  • You can serve these Christmas Cup Cakes slightly warm or cold. You can serve these either with a dollop of
  • cream or with vanilla ice cream. If you are health conscious, you can serve the cake with fresh seasonal fruits.