After eight cupcakes

Every time I come to Oslo, I always end up making somethings sweet in my mothers kitchen. Last time it was Fastelavn, so I ended up making sweet buns with whipped cream, vanilla cream and home-made jam. This time I made cupcakes. After-eight cupcakes. To be eaten after 8. They were eaten at 11 pm. And they were good.

They were so good that I wanted to share the recipe with you.

For making 12 cupcakes you need:

2 eggs

100 grams margarine

100 gram dark chocolate (dronningsjokolade)

1 ½ deciliter sugar

1 ½ ts. baking soda

2 teaspoons coffee

1 ½ deciliter flour

½ deciliter cocoa powder

12 pieces of After Eight for the batter

More after eight for the center

The frosting:

50 gram dark chocolate (dronningsjokolade)

10 pieces of after eight

½ – 1 deciliter cream

How to do

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 ºC (356 ºF)
  2. Put 12 paper cupcake shapes into a cupcake tray
  3. Stir the egg and sugar until it’s white
  4. Use a microwave oven or a kitchen stove to melt the dark chocolate and margarine – separately.
  5. Mix the melted chocolate and margarin together with the coffee.
  6. Add the liquids to the egg and sugar mixture.
  7. Sift flour, baking soda and coca powder into the mixture
  8. Cut the 12 pieces of after eight chocolates into 4-6 pieces and stir them carefully into the batter
  9. Fill the cupcake shapes until half full.
  10. Bake in oven in 20 minutes
  11. After 20 minutes, take the cupcakes out of the tray and cool them down for at least 5 minutes

Making the frosting

  1. Put all the ingredients in a bowl and heat them in the microwave oven for 1-2 minutes
  2. Stirr well
  3. Let it cool down for a couple of minutes, stir a couple of times

Pretty interesting cupcakes

  1. Use an apple pip remover and remove a part of the top of the cupcake
  2. Put some chopped after eight chocolate in the hole
  3. Put the top back on the cupcake
  4. Dip the cupcake it the bowl with the frosting
  5. Refrigerate the cupcake for about 30 minutes in order to stiffen the frosting
  6. Eat the cupcakes

While waiting for the freshly baked cupcakes to cool down, I made the frosting which initially looked like this. Pretty much looked disgusting.

When the cupcakes have cooled down – use an apple pip remover to make a hole in the cupcakes. You decide how deep you want the hole to be, depending on how much you want to stuff the cupcake.

Yummy after eight chocolate melting in the warm cupcake.

After eight – before 8. Decoration and stuffing.

This is how my first cupcake looked like. The others were prettier, but they were all eaten before I managed to snap a photo of them. 

3 thoughts on “After eight cupcakes

  1. I love after 8s so much! This is such an original idea; I think I’ll be filling all my cupcakes from now on 🙂 x

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