Thursday, 17 February 2011

Yummy Thursday: Humble Chocolatte Cupcakes and Fun Features.

Welcome to Yummy Thursday!

Yummy Thursday is a celebration of food which is Simple, Yummy, Rough around the Edges, and Fun to make.

Please note: I am NO cooking expert. I play around in my kitchen and half the time something works and half the time it doesn't. The point is I appreciate food in a big way and just want to share that love with you. If you are looking for new Betty Crocker or Jamie Oliver style recipes... this is not your place to look. This is a place for just loving family friendly food.  
Today's experiment for me was a new chocolatte cake recipe.

 Spring is approaching and so chocolatte is on my mind.... yum!
Cakes in Germany are very 'bread-y' so I am constantly on the search for a nice springy, spongy cake base which uses ingredients that I can actually buy here!

A friend suggested this one and I set about tweaking it into my own creation. After making a few adaptions it came out quite brownie like in taste and very delicious! The recipe is:

Sponge Recipe:

2 cups Flour
2 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Salt
1 1/4 cups sugar
1/2 cup Cocoa Powder

2 Eggs
1 tsp Vanilla
1 1/4 cup Milk
1/2 cup Oil

I added in some orange juice to try and give it an Orangey flavour. It didn't add flavour but since it did add fluid I thought I would mention it as it might have helped make them moister. I probably added about 1/3 cup Orange Juice, but you could probably substitute another liquid or leave it out since the original recipe didn't have it anyway.

Blend melted dark chocolatte, butter and icing sugar until a good consistancy. I didn't use a set amount for anything. I just threw it together.

1. Place all dry ingredients in bowl.
2. Add all wet ingredients and beat with electric mixer a few minutes until colour has lightened.
3. Pour into a 9x13 pan or cupcake cases (2/3 full).
4. Bake for about 30 minutes (in pan AND cupcake cases) on 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
5. Cool and frost.
6. Eat and Enjoy... and try and share a few with the family! :-)


Here are a few other Yummy Thursday finds from other blogs.
These Recipes look delicious and must be tried!

Who doesn't love fried chicken!?
Check out this awesome recipe at Sugar & Spice in the land of Balls & Sticks!

This has very simple ingredients and looks easy AND yummy! My hubby loves lasagne so I have to try this. Get the recipe at Pieces of my Mind.


Rice Pudding sends me back to childhood every time I eat it.
It just makes me feel warm and happy inside!
This recipe from Studio Birgit Kerr looks yummy and is also low calorie, so you can't really go wrong!


One of my favourite food finds this week is Pizza Pockets by MCKMama.
These look super simple but very delicious. A recipe to be enjoyed by adults and children alike. I can't wait to try these out. :-)


Turkey Pesto Burgers
I love Pesto and I love Burgers, so this sounds heavenly to me!
Ask Anna created this beautiful recipe. I am desperate to eat one!

So there is the Yummy Thursday round up of tasty treats! I hope you find something to try out and enjoy.
Visit these lovely ladies on their blogs and leave them a fun comment!
Happy Eating!


If you were featured on todays Yummy Thursday then feel free to grab your button and enjoy! Thanks so much for your inspiration. :-)

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  1. Wow! Thanks so much for featuring my Chicken recipe! The other bloggers you featured are new to me, so I'll have to check them out. I haven't had rice pudding since I was a kid. I'm all nostalgic for some, now. A Special Thanks for featuring that one.

  2. All this looks so good... I am so glad that I found your blog. I am in Alabama way down south in the US. Where it is either hot and sweating or cold and freezing. Where we like fried chicken - hamburgers and sweet tea. I was so excited to see that you live in Germany. What part of Germany do you live? I am very fasinated with German culture. I have been working on my family geneaology. My husband's great grandfather came from Germany somtime in 1870 to the US. I am trying to find out when and how he came to the US and family. It is very hard to find out info. I do know that he was born Wesmer or Wismar around maybe 1842?. His name was John Boockholdt. ( it could have been Johann Bockholdt ). I hope that we can corresspond on a frequent basis. A new friend in Alabama

  3. Thanks for the feature! I'll have to try some of these other recipes too!

    Anna :)

  4. Thank you so much for featuring me. I hope you and your husband like the Lasagna. I'm your newest follower :)

  5. Mmmm, lots of yummy things here. Thanks so much for featuring my rice pudding!

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  7. I'm always up for another chocolate cake recipe, but those pizza pockets look like they would be great for my toddler! Thanks for sharing.


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