It’s been quite rainy in Belgium for the past couple of weeks, which is a shame because today is the first of July. The upside of rainy weather, is that it puts me in a baking mood. And what better to bake but romantic cupcakes when you are in love?
These cupcakes are decorated with CHOCOLATE COVERED STRAWBERRIES. YUM.
Oh, and also, they’re the easiest thing to make, like, ever.
Are you ready? I know I am!
You will need:
- One pack of ready-made cake dough, available in the store
- Pink frosting (or in my case, frosting and pink food colouring)
- Strawberries + chocolate to melt
- Cupcake liners and a cupcake mould for the oven
First, start by filling the mould with cupcake liners and add a spoonful of dough. Follow the instructions on the package for the baking process, but don’t bake them longer than 10 to 15 minutes.
Check your cupcakes regularly and once they are done baking, take them out of the oven and let them cool down completely.
While the cupcakes are cooling down, you can make the chocolate covered strawberries. Start by washing all of the strawberries and cutting them in two. Put them down on their flat side and cut them into a heart shape. You will do this by removing a small triangle at the top of the strawberry.
Now it’s time to melt the chocolate. Put the chocolate in microwave-safe dish and heat it 30 seconds at a time. Be careful not to burn yourself. Dip the strawberries in the molten chocolate by using a tooth pick and put all of the strawberries on a plate. When you are done, put all of the strawberries in the fridge to allow the chocolate to set again.
Hopefully, your cupcakes have cooled down by now. Start making the frosting. I just followed the instructions on the frosting package and added a little teeny tiny bit of food colouring. Be carefull with food colouring, as it can be very intense. I only needed the tip of a tooth pick of colouring to obtain this pink colour.
Put a little bit of pink frosting on each cupcake and top it off with a strawberry.
The end! Enjoy.
Happiness. Do it yourself.