Monday, 13 June 2011

Chocolate Brownies and Mango Cupcakes.

I've been craving brownies for weeks, and I finally got around to it yesterday- yum! I think these are the best I've ever made, slightly chewy on the outside, delicious and gooey in the middle (I'm very tempted to run back to the kitchen and grab another one...)

100g unsalted butter
175g caster sugar
75g dark muscovado sugar
125g dark chocolate
1 tbsp golden syrup
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
100g plain flour
2 tbsp cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking powder

Place butter, sugars, chocolate and golden syrup into a saucepan. Heat gently until well blended and smooth, remove from the heat and leave to cool.

Beat the eggs and vanilla together, then whisk into the cooled chocolate mixture. Seive in the flour, cocoa powder and baking power, fold in carefully.

Spoon into a 20cm square, greased pan and bake at 180c for 25 minutes (until crisp ontop, but still springy and soft to the touch)

Leave to cool completely in the tin, cut into squares then try your best not to consume it all in one go!

This came from 'whats cooking chocolate' a very well loved cookbook of mine (you can tell, it's covered in sticky bits) it's good book for cake and chocolate lovers like me, but it has nothing particularly unique (I'm sure you can get similar recipes online).

My Grandma appeared unexpectedly (only because we forgot she was coming) in the afternoon; with a canary (which we look after when she goes away) and a very very ripe mango. Because I had already planned a baking session (and because I need absolutely no excuse to make cupcakes) I set about finding a suitable recipe to use it up. A big thank you to thefoodieskitchen for this great recipe; I tweaked a little, as my mango was too small to make the frosting, so I decided to use a lime glaze instead- but I think it turned out well and the tangy lime seems to compliment the mango flavour rather well.

                                                                                                     x GretalRabbit x


  1. YUMMMMMM they look so good! gosh i'm on a diet but but but *drool*

  2. The cupcakes DO have mango in... that's kinda healthy... Don;t forget to treat yourself once in a while :)

  3. Mmm looks yummy!(:

    1. Thank you, they were!!! Well worth making :)


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