Thursday, 6 August 2015

Black Forest Muffins

I love baking but always seem to lack the time to create a cake masterpiece. I'd much rather concentrate on baking for fun with my daughter who loves nothing better than joining in.  When I saw that Jenny at Mummy Mishaps had organised the Great Bloggers Bake Off I couldn't wait to join in.  We love watching GBBO together and often laugh when disasters happen as it just goes to show nothing is guaranteed.  My cakes may not look amazing but they do taste great.


Black Forest Muffin Ingredients
4oz unsalted butter
4oz golden caster sugar
4oz self raising flour
1/2 tsp baking power
2 tbsp cocoa
2 tbsp milk

To decorate
2 chocolate flakes
double cream
cherries
morello cherry compote

  1. Grease and sprinkle the tins with cocoa.
  2. Heat the oven to 180 degrees.
  3. Seperate the egg yolks from the whites and beat the egg yolks with the golden caster sugar.
  4. Sift together the flour, baking powder and cocoa.
  5. Whisk the egg whites in a seperate bowl.
  6. Add the flour mixture to the egg yolk mixute and mix together along with the milk.
  7. Gently fold in the egg whites.
  8. Divide evenly between a 9 hole muffin tin.
  9. Cook for about 15 minutes until firm.
  10. Turn out and leave to cool.
To Decorate
  1. Whip the double cream until pipeable and place inside your piping bag.
  2. Slice the muffins in half.
  3. Pipe a circle around the bottom half of the muffin.
  4. Fill the circle with morello cherry compote.
  5. Place the other half of your muffin on top.
  6. Spread some of the whipped cream on top of the muffin.
  7. Roll in crushed flake.

Enjoy and I can't wait to read everyone elses recipes.

Mummy Mishaps

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36 comments:

  1. It's no secret Black Forest gateaux is any form is my favourite chocolate cake ever in the whole world and beyond!! This Black Forest muffin is a masterpiece and is making me hungry!! Fantastic post. Sammie http://www.feastngisfun.com

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    1. Thank you Sammie your comment is much appreciated x

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  2. Oh wow! That looks so good....I had forgot how much I loved Black Forest gateaux until last night! hehehe

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    1. Thanks Kim, me too, I can see I will be 10lb heavier by the time it finishes lol x

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  3. These look yummy! I'm going to have to give these a go :)

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  4. Oh they look so pretty and I bet they taste fantastic too x

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    1. Thank you Louise, it's such a shame hubby is on a diet x

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  5. Mmm yes please, these look amazing - and not out of place last night!
    Liquid Grain

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  6. Ooh these look so delicious x

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  7. Oh my days! I want to eat this now....sod the diet x

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    1. Thank Ellen, you are quite welcome to pop by and sample xx

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  8. I love the idea of a Black Forest muffin! As they are small (ish) can I have more than one? ;-)

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  9. mmmmm i love the idea of mini Black Forest gateaus in the form of muffins! It looks so nice and all that chocolate on top mmmm now I am fancying cake and it is only 7.30am!!
    Thank you for linking up x

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    1. It's never too early for cake Jenny x

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  10. This looks absolutely delicious! I have to agree there's nothing better than making a mess in the kitchen with the little ones, but I do love #GBBO for giving that extra burst of creativity.

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    1. I agree Debbie, I love making things new x

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  11. lovely idea to make black forest muffins. popping by from #gbbobloggers2105 linky x

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  12. that looks fab - individual muffins solve the problem of knowing how large a slice to cut!

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    1. Thank you Helen and it also means you can have two x

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  13. I've seen a lot of interpretations of black forest theme but these are the first muffins. They sounds fantastic!

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  14. I've seen a lot of interpretations of black forest theme but these are the first muffins. They sounds fantastic!

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  15. Ooh, these look gorgeous Cathy. Really lovely.
    Angela x
    Only Crumbs Remain

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  16. Ooh, these look gorgeous Cathy. Really scrummy.
    Angela x
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  17. I love these, they look the perfect size to ensure that you don't eat too much cake!

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    1. It's always tempting to have two though Sarah xx

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  18. I love chocolate and cherries so Black Forest is one of my favourite cakes. I don't like alcohol though so these are perfect for me!

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    1. It doesn't really bother me either and Grace so wanted to enjoy one too x

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  19. These look great - and I think they do look really impressive! Am loving seeing what everyone's coming up with for the GBBO bloggers challenge this year.

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  20. I love the idea of mini treats, they are less guilt ridden lol! These look so yummy! x #GBBOBloggers2015

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