Cupcakes.. with a twist

I’m a few posts behind as I have been baking nearly every day or thereabouts and as an anonymous person posted recently, yes I’m quite clearly ‘obsessed!!!!.”

I hit my quarter of a century milestone last week and was overwhelmed by how lovely all my family and friends are. I think I can quite happily say this has been the best birthday in awhile. If I thought I was going off the deep end with my constant baking then my housemates and friends definitely don’t think so as I’ve been very lucky to receive so many thoughtful presents, which was about 95% baking related.

This evening I decided to try a cupcake recipe from a cookbook I got from JamesK and Sabrina - they clearly didn’t collaborat present ideas as I actually got one from each of them. Its the Baking Magic cookbook and the recipe was Black Forest gateau cupcakes. One of my favourite cakes when I was younger was Black Forest so I was very excited to try these out. The don’t have icing, but are served with jam, fresh cream and finished off with a glazed cherry on a toothpick i.e. like a cocktail. The red and white polka dot cupcakes cases were also a lovely gift from JamesK.

Reports: Marco pretty much inhaled his, thankfully removing the toothpick first. LauraK wasn’t as quick (as per usual), however ended up in a crumbly mess on the couch, but I think rather enjoyed them with her cup of warm milk, as did I. And Sabrina.. well she so excited she wanted her picture taken… Black Forest Bliss!

Happy Baking x

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