Chocolate cupcakes with marshmallow decoration

Make these delicious and affordable chocolate cupcakes decorated with marshmallows

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By MARELI VISSER

20 cupcakes

CUPCAKES
3 large eggs
100 ml water
100 ml oil
250 ml (1 c) castor sugar
10 ml (2 t) vanilla essence
330 ml (11/3 c) cake flour
12.5 ml (2½ t) baking powder
2.5 ml (½ t) salt
50 ml (3 T and 1 t) cocoa
DECORATION
30 ml (2 T) gelatine
125 ml (½ c) cold water
500 ml (2 c) castor sugar
125 ml (½ c) boiling water
10 ml (2 t) vanilla essence
160 g dark baking chocolate

Method

Preheat oven to 180 °C and line cupcake pans with baking  paper

  1. Cupcakes Separate eggs.
  2. Whip egg yolks, water and oil, slowly add castor sugar, whip till light and add vanilla essence.
  3. Whip egg whites to soft tip stage.
  4. Sift cake flour, baking powder, salt and cocoa and fold into egg yolk mixture.
  5. Fold egg whites into mixture.
  6. Spoon into pans, bake for 12–15 minutes and allow to cool.
  7. Decoration Sponge gelatine in cold water and heat in microwave till it melts.
  8. Add castor sugar, boiling water and vanilla essence and whip for 10 minutes till mixture thickens and turns white.
  9. Pour into piping bag and squirt on top of cupcakes like soft ice cream.
  10. Chill in fridge till solid.
  11. Grate chocolate and melt in microwave while stirring intermittently. Pour melted chocolate in coffee mug.
  12. Take cupcakes out of fridge and dip swiftly in melted chocolate. Shake lightly to get rid of excess chocolate.
  13. Put aside till chocolate has solidified and serve.

Tip

You can serve the cupcakes without the chocolate dip

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