I should post these Chocolate cupcake photos around Valentine`s, but I was too occupied with my little son who turned two!! (I cannot believe how quickly time passes by), the difficulties of my pregnancy and my work at the office, that it was impossible for me to do anything else.
About a month later though and being away from office, my schedule starts to feel a little lighter. Being in the seventh month now, I feel that I have just a minute to cool down from my crazy daily rhythm, focus on my new baby son coming soon and perhaps find some time for myself, to be creative with my food photography and my cooking love again.
Other than that, life around Athens is the same, with the weather getting finally kinder to us and our well-known Greek sun visiting our little town again. It is so relaxing to enjoy your breakfast in the veranda without getting cold.
I guess you are pretty busy too, but find some time to try those delicious and so simple to make chocolate cupcakes. Chocolate has the power to turn your day into a great one!! No? 🙂
You Will Need:
60 gr. chocolate couverture
120 ml boiled water
40 gr. cocoa
5 gr. instant coffee
120 ml sour cream
1 tea-spoon vanilla sirup
150 gr. white sugar
140 gr. all-purpose flour
1/2 tea-spoon baking soda
1/4 tea-spoon salt
* Pre heat the oven to 160 *C. Prepare the cupcake tray with butter and flour. Finely chop the couverture and place it on a large bowl with the warm water. Stir until it melts. Add the cocoa and the coffee and mix well.
Add the sour cream, the olive, the eggs and the vanilla and mix well. Add the sugar and mix again. Finally, add the flour, the baking soda and the salt and mix until all the ingredients are homogenized.
Divide the mixture evenly into 8 parts and fill the cupcake tray up to 2/3. Bake for 20 – 25 minutes. Allow the chocolate cupcakes to cool down for 10 minutes. Remove from the tray, allow them to further cool down for one hour and serve.
* The recipe is adopted from here.