Monday, October 26, 2009
Dulce de leche Chocolate babycakes
I had a can of dulce de leche in the pantry - been sitting there for about two weeks. I didn't want to make brownies again, and i had been wanting to make these babycakes from 'epicure chocolate' for a while, so i whipped these up on a Monday morning (yes, i sometimes do my baking in the mornings before work, then i get awesome morning natural lighting for my photo's hehe).
But these weren't or me, they were for the uber cool Bensy - i had missed his birthday on the weekend because i was in Melbourne, so i wanted to make it up to him :)
1 cup cold water
1 cup sugar
125 g butter
2 generous tbsp cocoa
3/4 tsp bi-carb soda
2 eggs, beaten
1.5 cups self raising flour
Preheat oven to 180C.
Combine water, sugar, butter, cocoa & soda in a large saucepan.
Bring to the boil slowly. Simmer for 5 minutes & cool.
Add eggs and sifted flour and mix well.
Place mixture in mini muffin trays.
Add a blob of dulce de leche into the centres of each muffin.
Cook for 10-15 minutes, or until tops spring back when pressed gentley and a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean.
Cool slightly, best eaten warm, or zapped in the microwave if its cold!
Because i had left over dulce de leche, Bensy got the rest of this liquid gold caramel to pig out on hehe. HAPPY BDAY DUDE!