Gabriela’s Chocolate Booby Cakes

One chocolate cup cake being held up

I make no apology for posting two chocolate recipes in a row, because chocolate never needs an apology. Today the wonderful writer, Gabriela Blandy, has provided a recipe, and all the photos, for us of these lovely moist chocolate cup cakes. If you don’t already follow Gabriella’s blog, then do go and check it out, everything she writes is like a work of art, and if her cakes are anything like her writing then they will be fabulous. Click here to go to Gabriela’s blog.

And now for her recipe…

50g butter (removed from the fridge a while before using to soften)
110g soft brown sugar
2 large eggs
115g plain flour
1/2 tsp Bicarbonate of soda
30g cocoa powder
130ml soured cream

Put everything except the cream in a bowl and whisk until smooth.

Cake mix in bowl

Then, using a metal spoon, fold in the cream. Spoon into 12 paper muffin cases. Bake in preheated over at 180 C, 350F, for 20 minutes. Leave to cool.

90g plain (70% cocoa) chocolate
35g milk chocolate
2 tbsp caster (superfine) sugar
150ml soured cream

Break the chocolate and melt in a bowl over a saucepan of boiling water. Remove from heat and add the sugar. Allow to cool for a few minutes and then stir in the cream. Give it a vigorous stir until it’s shiny and the texture has thickened a little. You can either spread over the cakes directly, or (as Gabriela did) wait for it to cool for about 15 minutes, and then put into a piping bag and go all fancy (that Gabriela is one fancy lady). Serve with shavings of chocolate on top.

Plate of chocolate cup cakes

Once you have made the cakes, then invite your friends round for a party like Gabriela did, see below. If you make these cakes, then you too can have fun like this, and now you can see why I named them Booby Cakes (Sorry Gab, I couldn’t resist!).

GabCakeBoobsGabriela with cakes and friends

Thank you so much Gabriela, next time invite me to the party too, it looks like fun!

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15 responses to “Gabriela’s Chocolate Booby Cakes

  1. You are correct. You can never post too many recipes involving chocolate. In fact, I just bought some cocoa powder this weekend to make the dessert you featured last week. Now I’ll have to add this one, too!


    • Well I’m not sure that appearing on my blog constitutes become famous, but you’re welcome anyway! Thanks again for the recipe. I’m currently waiting for my bananas to ripen up so that I can do that one too!


  2. I agree with you and Carrie… no apologies needed for chocolate. I didn’t realize Gabriela had mastered baking, too. I’ll have to check out this recipe and add it to my list.


    • I’m pretty sure Gabriela has mastered most things, so far we only know about writing and baking, but I’m sure there are many more things. Oh yes, there’s also squatting a bit awkwardly while pointing at a cake, I forgot about that one.


  3. That a girl! Chocolate makes no excuses…nor does it take any prisoners. 😉

    With Valentine’s Day coming up, now, I can’t decide which of your scrumptious dessert recipes to make! (Our family follows the Japanese tradition of the girl/woman giving “love chocolate” to the boy/man first in her heart. But, which one of these recipes should I choose? *gasp!*)

    Just like your Magic Saucy Chocolate Pud recipe, I love that this recipe is so basic. Thanks to Gabriela for sharing it! 😀


    • Well that’s a tricky one, I think you should select based on practicalities, the saucy one needs to be served warm right away after it’s made (although I like the leftovers cold too) whereas the cupcakes can obviously hang around for a couple of days.


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