HIDDEN VEG CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES
Struggle to get your little one’s to eat their veg? Emily Leary, blogger at A Mummy Too, has created a recipe that tastes so good they will be clamoring for more and it’s got a secret hidden ingredient!
Can you guess the secret ingredient in these little chocolate cakes?
These chocolate cakes are yummy, easy to make and have a rich, brownie-like texture.
They also have one surprise addition. Can you guess…?
Now this recipe isn’t low sugar or low fat, so it’s definitely best kept for special occasions, but they’d be perfect for a birthday and it’s a pretty sneaky way to get green veg into a sweet treat!
Here’s what you’ll need…
200g raw courgette
3 medium eggs
200g self raising flour
A few spoons of icing sugar
Here’s what to do…
Preheat the oven to 200C (180C fan).
Cut the courgette into rough chunks and drop into a food processor. Blend until finely chopped.
In a bowl, beat the butter and sugar together until light. Next, beat in the eggs and courgette. Finally, add in the flour and beat again until pale and light.
Spoon the batter into a 12 hole cake tin lined with cases to about three quarters full. If you make muffin-size cakes, you’ll get about 12, or in fairy cake cases you’ll get up to 24.
Bake in the oven for about 15-20 minutes until risen – you can test they’re cooked through by putting a skewer in the centre. Cool on a wire rack.
When completely cool, mix the icing sugar with a little water to make a thick, pourable icing. Drizzle from a height to create a patterned glaze all over the tops of the cakes.
Leave to set, then enjoy!