As I mentioned back when I made my Malteser Teaser Cupcakes, there are so many chocolate bars being turned into spreads at the moment. So I feel it is only my duty to then turn these spreads into buttercream to top delicious cakes and cupcakes with! This time it’s the turn of Galaxy Chocolate Cupcakes. I’ve infused the sponge with Galaxy hot chocolate powder, which by the way is my favourite hot chocolate powder and you must give it a try, it’s so creamy and rich for a powder drink. Then I’ve made a buttercream using the Galaxy chocolate spread, and of course the decoration had to be in the form of Galaxy chocolate pieces for the ultimate Galaxy triple treat!
For the sponge, I creamed the butter and sugar together, then whisked in the eggs and milk. Next I whisked in the self raising flour, baking powder and Galaxy hot chocolate powder.
I divided the batter between 12 cupcakes cases and baked them for 20-25 minutes.
Whilst the cakes were cooling, I made the buttercream by mixing the Galaxy chocolate spread with icing sugar, butter and milk.
I piped it onto the cupcakes using my Wilton 1M nozzle, then topped them with Galaxy chocolate pieces.
The Galaxy Chocolate Cupcakes were an absolute chocolate sensation! They disappeared in less than an hour when I took them into work.
Any Galaxy chocolate fan, or just chocolate fan in general, will go nuts for these cupcakes! I only added two Galaxy pieces to the top, but you could add three – I wish I added more!!
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Galaxy Chocolate Cupcakes
For the sponge
- 175 g Butter or baking spread
- 175 g Caster sugar
- 3 Eggs
- 30 g Galaxy Hot Chocolate Powder or cocoa powder
- 145 g Self raising flour
- 1/4 tsp Baking powder
- 1 tbsp Milk
For the buttercream/topping
- 150 g Butter or baking spread
- 300 g Icing sugar
- 200 g Galaxy chocolate spread
- 1 tbsp Milk
- 200 g Galaxy chocolate bar broken into squares
Pre-heat your oven to 180C/160C Fan/350F/Gas Mark 4 and line a cupcake tin with paper case
To make the cupcakes, cream together the butter and caster sugar until smooth
Add the eggs and milk, and mix well
Add the self raising flour, Galaxy Hot Chocolate Powder and baking powder and whisk in
Divide the mixture between the cupcakes cases, and bake them for 20-25 minutes until then are golden brown. Put them on a rack to cool completely
To make the buttercream, mix together the butter and icing sugar with a spoon or electric hand whisk, when it starts to come together, add the milk and Galaxy spread and mix until smooth
Pipe the buttercream onto each cupcake using a piping bag fitted with an open star nozzle. Or spread on with a spoon
Top with pieces of the Galaxy chocolate bar!
NB. This post is not in any way sponsored by Galaxy – I just love their product!
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