peanut butter cupcakes (gluten free) with Cadbury Philadelphia frosting with sprinkled toasted nuts served in chocolate cupcake cases making this one tasty chocolatey treat.
Thought it about time i combine two of my recipes together and this came to mind Also i thought it be about time i get back to some chocolate baking after all that fruit! I have never made peanut butter cupcakes before so it was strange to see the sponge so dark.
I have lost count how many recipes i have now made using my Chocolate recipe book i got for Valentines day!
My kids love banana so i made this for them, i didn't make it too rich for them so didn't put as much cocoa powder in as the recipe stated. Finally i drizzled over some milk and white chocolate just in case it didn't look appetizing enough to them!
There are two ways you can add the banana, mashed up or like i did chopped up in chunks, in case they did not believe me it was banana in it!
This cake will probably take a while to be eaten up, so a rest from baking for a few days it is
I wasn't planning on baking today but i passed some lovely looking blueberries in the shop this morning so decided to make cupcakes (made wit gluten free flour so i could try them) with my eldest daughter.
I was going to put butter cream on top but then realized they are for the kids and it is not exactly good for them plus they would probably end up eating the butter cream and leaving the cupcakes so dusted over a little sugar instead.
I am having a bit of a problem with my camera at the moment. The auto focus is not focusing half the time when i get close to my subject, i have to back off a lot and it is ruining my shots, it is becoming very frustrating. Not being very technical minded i am not sure if it is me or the camera but it has only been happening these past couple of weeks. I will have to have it sent off to be looked at but 3-4 weeks at least with no camera is not a nice thought! On top of that as i baked spur of the moment i didn't have great lighting, i normally photograph at a certain time of day for the best light so apologies for lack of standard today!
So many raspberrys and strawberrys to use up! Don't worry i only have one summer fruit thing to photograph then i will be going back to the chocolate!
strawberry and raspberry loaf cake drizzled with white chocolate and served with strawberry and raspberry coulis.
The most moist cake i have ever made! Normally a loaf cake takes me about 30 minutes or so to bake but because this had so much fruit in and was so juicy it took about 50 minutes just so it would hold it shape!
I have never made a sauce/coulis before, i didn't use a recipe i just made it up as i went along. In a small pan i bought a little water to the boil, added some chopped strawberrys and raspberrys then added some sugar to taste. Once the fruit had stewed for a time and was nice and soft i blitzed it all up in the food processor. I could have passed it through a sieve to be poncey but i didn't want to waste anything.
A shot of the whole cake. I'm not too happy with this photo so putting it into the artisan crafts section today.
bottom layer chocolate, middle layer peanut butter, top layer vanilla sandwiched together with whipped cream then a healthy amount of chocolate ganache poured on top with some peanut butter piping. Oh and it is all gluten free by the way.
Slice of cake
Used my usual cake/cupcake recipe just added a few extras to it.
My Sunday baking session Strawberry and Raspberry Cupcakes with white chocolate drizzle with even more cupcakes in the cake tin. Strawberry and Raspberry Loaf Cake with white chocolate drizzle Strawberry and Raspberry Milkshake Strawberry and Raspberry Ice lollys hiding in the top right hand corner. I also made a Strawberry and Raspberry sauce to go with the loaf cake after taking this. Everything is 100% gluten free too