Double Chocolate Spider’s Webs

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I realise that Halloween was a week ago but thought I’d share this with you anyway.

Firstly, a word of warning. Molten chocolate is notoriously difficult to work with so be prepared for things to get a bit messy. A lot of chocolate ended up on my face and on the floor.

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Here’s how (makes 12 cupcakes): 

Chocolate Sponge

  • 190g plain flour
  • 120g caster sugar
  • 40g cocoa powder
  • 1/2 bicarbonate soda
  • 40ml sunflower oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 vanilla extract
  • 100g white chocolate chips

Spider’s Web decoration 

  • 2oog white chocolate
  • 50g dark chocolate

Pre-heat the oven to 170C (150C fan) and line a cupcake tray with paper cases. Mix together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder and bicarbonate. In a separate bowl mix together the oil, vinegar, vanilla and 125ml cold water. Mix the two together until smooth adding in the white chocolate chips and spoon into the cupcake cases until two thirds full. Bake for 20-25 minutes until skewer comes out clean.

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Whilst the cupcakes are in the oven, melt the white and dark chocolate over a low heat. As soon as the cupcakes are out of the oven cover the top with white chocolate. Then carefully spoon the dark chocolate into a piping bag using the smallest nozzle you can find. Pipe three concentric circles of dark chocolate on top of the white chocolate. Using a skewer, drag a line from the centre of the circle to the outer circle. Repeat this until you have eight lines coming from the centre to the edge.  As you do this the dark chocolate with drag through the white chocolate creating a spider’s web effect.

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Very messy but lots of fun!

 

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