martes, 30 de noviembre de 2010

My sweet trip to heaven... or shall I say hell?



Chocolate cocoa 
1/2 cup of butter 
1 cup of white sugar
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract 
1 teaspoon of baking powder 
A pinch of salt 
1 and 1/2 cup of flour 
2 large eggs 
Chocolate chips (As you'll see, adore putting chocolate chips in any mixture! Its a funny surprise you discover while enjoying a delightful bite of the heavnly-hell monster)


First of all, after preheating the oven to 180 Cº, melt the butter (in the microwave, if possible). 

Then mix the melted butter in with the sugar. After mixing leave the creamy texture to rest. 

Add both beaten eggs to the creamy mixture. 

After that, add a spoonfull of vanilla extract (with the mary poppins song included :p Bahahahahaahhahaha.... Ok, bad joke!), the pinch of salt and the baking powder. 

Next, add the flour and the cocoa powder* to the mix.

* As I didn't have any cocoa powder I decided to do this:
I mixed some Nestlé tablet chocolate and some Nestlé dessert cream chocolate (special chocolate for chocolate dressings). I put both types of chocolate in a bowl and melted them together (adding a teeny weeny bit of whole milk).
How did I melt them? Easy peasy! You boil water in a small casserole and put the bowl with both chocolates in, so the heat won't affect the chocolate directly. We call this "Baño Maria"... Don't ask me why or who the hell Maria was and why was she having a bath in a casserole.... Bahahahahahahahaha.... Ok, another bad joke! :s

After mixing the chocolate in, chop the walnuts and add them too! 

Bake the heavenly-hell monster for 35-40 minutes in the oven. 

Finally.... Bon apétit! 

Love, Dessert Disaster XXX

domingo, 14 de noviembre de 2010

My fairy godmother... the Cupcake!

Chocolate Cupcakes

There is nothing that makes me happier than a lovely, icing-topped chocolate cupcake!

When I'm sad... I eat cupcakes

When I'm bored... I eat cupcakes

When I'm in a bad mood... I eat cupcakes
When I'm in a good mood... I eat cupcakes
When I'm happy... I eat cupcakes

When I'm hungry... I eat cupcakes

Got the idea? 

The good thing about cupcakes is that they are the perfect size. 
You can eat one yourself (and not have to share with anybody!) And not feel guilty after eating it :)
And they are topped with delicious icing sugar... Did I mention when I eat cupcakes??


1 and 1/2 all purpose flour

1 cup of boiling hot water (Be very careful, don't burn your self!)

2 cups of chocolate powder

2 teaspoons of baking powder

1 teaspoon of salt

1/2 cup of butter

1 cup of white sugar

2 large eggs

2 teaspoons of vanilla extract

1 teaspoon of almond extract

(White) chocolate chips- I decided to add this extra chocolaty surprise :)


First of all, pre-heat the oven 200 c.

In a separate bowl, mix the steamin' (suuuuper) hot water and the chocolate powder. Let the mixture cool down.

In another bowl, mix the flour, salt and the baking powder. 

Melt the butter and beat it up with the white sugar (in another bowl, of course). Add the eggs to the mixture. After mixing (preferably with an electric mixer) add the vanilla and almond essence.

After that, join the egg and butter mixture into the flour. Stir until you get a creamy texture.

Add the chocolate-water mixture into the creamy texture. The choco mixture should have cooled down by now. Mix well. Then, add the chocolate chips.

Scrape the bowl's sides into muffin cups. Remember, you should only put about three inches in each cup. (They groooow!)

Put them in the oven and let them bake for about 15 minutes. Let the cupcakes cool so you can put the icing on top! 

Hope you enjoy,

Ps: Please note it is 12 o'clock (IN THE FREAKIN' NIGHT!) and I'm pleasantly baking wonderdful cupcakes..... 

When It's 12 at night and I want to eat cupcakes because my tummy is saying "I want yam-yam!".... I eat cupcakes.