I bought the cutest things the other day…mini (cupcake/muffin) molds. One mold holds about 12 mini cups and I bought 2 molds to start with. Then when I tried it the first time, making cupcakes from a store bought cake mix, I found out that 2 wasn’t enough. I needed at least 4 so a couple of days later I went out and bought 2 more. So now I am the proud owner of 4 mini cup molds.These cupcakes were made with the new molds and if you look at the M&M you see how small they are. It doesn’t even take 2 bites to eat them! As much as I liked those cakes I prefer the ones made from scratch. These were much too sweet to my liking. At least when you make things from scratch you can control the sweetness.
I got inspired to do much more with the mold then just baking cakes. The mini series was born.Because I didn’t want to make a big batch I had to adapt the quantity of the ingredients. I wanted to do something with cherries and chocolate and I had both of them at hand. I first put half a cherry in each cup. Then I mixed the ingredients together.
This is what is used:
- 150 gram butter
- 100 gram dark chocolate
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- pinch of salt
- 2 tablespoon flour
- 2 tablespoon quarkFirst I melted the butter and the chocolate in the microwave. It only takes a couple of seconds to heat it up. Then I stirred well till the mixture was shiny.
To a well mixed egg I added the chocolate. I also preheated the oven on 150 degrees.
Then I added the flour, baking soda, salt and quark.
After everything is mixed I use a little spoon to scoop this mixture in the molds. It was very difficult to put it in without spilling it and this was as good as it gets. I just had enough to fill 12 cups. By this time the oven is hot enough and I baked them for 30 minutes.
They came out so fluffy! It was something between a cupcake and a soufflé; a cupflé or a souflake? I’ll go with souflake =)
They were so mini I had to serve them on a teabag holder/dipping bowl.
The cherry went very well with the chocolate. And because I didn’t add any sugar they weren’t sweet enough. But that’s the way I like it. For those who like it sweet; some dusted powder sugar would help and will also make it look pretty.