Friday, 4 March 2016

MOTHERS DAY: Baking Flower Pot Chocolate Cupcakes with Isabella

In honour of Mother's Day this weekend Dr. Oetker* have teamed up with TV baker Ian Cumming to create a recipe book for little budding bakers (or bigger bakers if your little one is too little). I absolutely love cooking and baking, so can't wait for Isabella to be old enough to properly bake with me. I have an image of us both wearing matching aprons, Isabella standing on a step so she can just see over the surface edge and us having fun baking away. Now, I know that reality will probably be very different...with a lot of mess!
 
Yesterday Isabella and I baked together for the first time, which was really enjoyable. Isabella loved listening to me explaining what we needed to do, stirring the Dr. Oetker ingredients together and was fascinated by the edible flowers! We made the Chocolate Flowerpot Cupcake recipe from the Dr. Oetker Bake Mum's Day recipe book and they tasted amazing (advantage of cooking with Isabella...I get to eat all of our hard work). You can download the fun Bake Mum's Day recipe book here, ready for baking over the weekend.
 
What you'll need:
(makes 10 cupcakes)
Dr. Oetker Cupcake cases
120g Unsalted butter
120g Caster sugar
120g Self Raising Flour
2 Large eggs
1 Sachet Dr. Oetker Fine Dark Cocoa Powder (25g)
1 tsp Dr. Oetker Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Salt
50g Dr. Oetker Milk Chocolate Chips
75ml Milk
1 tsp Dr. Oetker Madagascan Vanilla Extract
Dr. Oetker Surprise Inside Cupcake Centres Rich Chocolate
Dr. Oetker Regal-Ice Ready to Roll Coloured Icing
Dr. Oetker Easy Swirl Cupcake Icing 
Dr. Oetker Mini Wafer Flowers and/or Wafer Daisies
What to do:
1) Preheat the oven at 180'C. Line a cupcake tin with 10 cupcake cases. 
2) In a mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar with an electric beater or whisk. Beat in the eggs, one at a time.
3) Sift in the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder. Add the salt and milk chocolate chips, then gently fold in.
4) Gradually fold in the milk and vanilla extract to make a smooth batter. 
5) Seperate the mixture between the 10 cupcake cases and bake for 20 minutes. 
6) Allow to cool for 10 minutes, then squeeze a squidge of Cupcake Centres into each cupcake.
7) Put the cooled cupcakes into your flower pots. Roll out the green icing to the thickness of a £1 coin. Cut out leaf shapes and arrange them on/next to each cupcake.
8) Use the Easy Swirl Cupcake Icing to decorate the top of each cupcake, adding mini wafer flowers. I also added a dot of icing into the middle of each flower for an extra touch.
 
What are your plans for Mother's Day?

Feel free to leave a comment :)

Helen x
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14 comments

  1. Aww these look gorgeous!I love baking cakes with my little ones,they make a right mess but it's great to get them involved.We've used Dr. Oetker decorations before,lovely aren't they x #picknmix

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  2. Aww these look fab!!! Great minds. Love Isabella helping you out what a cutie xx

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  3. These look so cute, I love them!xx #TheList

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  4. These look really fun to make, and the finished result is lovely :) #TheList
    Debbie

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  5. These look really good well done. How cute is she baking, loving her little hair slide. Thanks for linking to #PickNMix
    Eilidh x

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  6. These look so much fun to make and look very yummy Thanks for linking to the #binkylinky

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  7. These look absolutely awesome! What a great idea x

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  8. I love baking and getting the girls involved this looks a fab recipe thanks for linking to the #binkylinky

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  9. These are so cute and it looks like lots of fun! #picknmix

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  10. Oh how cute and yummy do these look?! Yes please! Thanks for linking up to #Picknmix
    Stevie x

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  11. Oh how cute and yummy do these look?! Yes please! Thanks for linking up to #Picknmix
    Stevie x

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  12. Aw they looks wonderful! Thanks for linking up to #TheList x

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  13. These are fab, they look amazing! I love that Isabelle helped you, I can't imagine Aria helping, she would just eat everything!

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