Chocolate cupcakes with Baylies Cream Cheese Frosting

   It's been a terrbily hectic time lately, ergo not alot of  time to update the blog. But it has not been forgotten! I've got some pictures and just need to write up the posts, I promise not to tardy too much! Anyway, the Missus just had her birthday, and I spent the whole weekend pampering her to the best of my ability. Actually, I do wish I had more ability and could spoil her real rotten, but I've come to realize that there is a difference between what I wish I could and what I can, and I should be ok with that.

     Now, while the Missus had her birthday, my good friend Lady A had her birthday too. Eventhough there is a positive side to having one of your best friends have their birthday the same day as your partner, like always remembering their birthday, the downside is that you never really get to celebrate, as your partner obviously has priority. So, Lady A had a gathering of friends at hers, and though I was glad to spend all weekend with the Missus, I'm sad I missed celebrating a good friend. A good friend indeed, she understands so well and only had me promise to not miss her 40th, which obviously is no problem!
     
     So, I needed to do something special, to signify that I really did think of her. I baked. It really was a pleasure. I've come back to old habits, and it feels nice. Baking, reading books again, it feels lovely. I blame the new home... if it is anything that needs to put the blame on. Hehe. Anyway, I take it as a sign of being happy, which I indeed am!
  
    Needing to bake something to Lady A so she could feel my appreciation for her as a friend. I was thinking and thinking about what to make. What would be the perfect cupcake? And then the obvious hit me... chocolate cupcakes with Baylies cream cheese frosting. Some of my fondest memories with Lady A involve her and I, coffee... and Baylies. I'm not really partial to Baylies, but it so reminds me of her. So I started making the yummy yummyness.

Chocolate cupcakes with Baylies Cream Cheese Frosting


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Ingredients:
Cupcakes
115 grams flour
30 grams cocoa
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
165 grams sugar
75 grams butter
150 m water
1/2 tsp vanilla powder
1 egg
100 grams chocolate chips
8 grams flour

Frosting
30 ml Baylies Liqeur
38 grams softened butter
115 gram cream cheese
190 grams powdered sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla powder
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Yield: 12
Directions:

Beat the egg, softened butter and lukewarm water. Make sure the water is lukewarm, too warm and it will cook the eggs (ew!) and too cold the butter will curdle (ew again!). Mix together the dry ingredients in a separate bowl. 

Slow down the beater and carefully add the dry ingredients to the wet. Up the beater speed and let is blend for a little while. While it mixes, stir the chocolate chips into the 8 grams of flour, making sure it covers each bit. Then add the chips into the batter while mixer is on slow setting.

Line 12 cupcakes in a cupcake pan, and fill with equal amounts of batter. Bake in an oven preheated to 175 degrees celcius (360 farenheit) for about 20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack and make the frosting.

Beat the frosting ingredients together in a bowl, pipe as you like!

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