I made this as I was watching Miss America because, let's face it, those girls do not enjoy baked goods. Clearly I do, and so, as I watched them parade around in bikinis and high heels, I treated myself to these chocolate cupcakes with a warm molten center; it was much more gratifying.
Don't they just look delightful?
Trust me, they were.
A couple notes about the recipe:
- Put more batter in the bottom before placing the chocolate to keep it from sinking and burning the bottom.
- Dove works very well with the flavor of the cake.
- They will be done in exactly 20 minutes ( at least with my oven) so watch them carefully
Warm Molten-Centered Chocolate Cupcakes
4 Tbsp butter, softened, or soft margarine
1/4 cup superfine sugar
1 large egg
2/3 cup self-rising flour
1 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa
2 oz semisweet chocolate ( I used a Dove chocolate instead )
confectioners' sugar, for dusting
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line a muffin pan with 6 liners.
Place butter, sugar, egg, flour, and cocoa in a large bowl and beat until just smooth. DO NOT OVER BEAT. Spoon half of the batter into the paper liners. Using a spoon, make an indentation in the center of each cake. Place a piece of chocolate in the center, and then spoon the remaining batter on top.
Bake for 20 minutes or until we risen. Let the cupcakes stand in the pan for 2-3 minutes before serving warm, dusted with sifted confectioners' sugar.
Recipe courtsey of Parragon Books Ltd.