Easy Chocolate cupcakes with MnM choc ganache

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What every parent should do on a Friday morning or a Saturday or a Sunday morning???

Bake Chocolate cupcakes with kids!!! and than take them on the other level with chocolate ganache!!! and than make kids fall in love with them(if they aren’t ecstatic already!!) even more with some tossed crushed (or whole) mnms on them… 🙂 Best and yummiest PJ activity!! Now does that image not bring a smile to your face or what?!

 

 

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My daughter wakes up every Friday morning before us! Well us being super lazy after a night out and dizzy after the week. But kids hardly know that. She wakes up bursting with energy as usual and is eager to jump right ahead on the weekend! which is not possible always. She bursts into our room in her PJs (well sometimes she gets dressed by herself too before bursting in!) and demands cereal and movie or her ipad! considering we are still asleep! Most often we succumb and she is set up for an hour or two, but then what! she is bored and up to mischief.. and our groggy noises aren’t doing any good 🙂

So? solution: Friday morning is the cooking time in our family.

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We bake, we whisk we laugh, we crack eggs, we scoop, we measure, sometimes spill (uh-oh), and kids love that!! There are plenty of easy recipes out there which are kid friendly but require parental guidance ofcourse! I tend to make my own. One of the best options is always to make cupcakes!!! and its also the first one she demands to do.

 

 

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So this time we are doing CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES WITH CHOCOLATE GANACHE AND MnMs

She is responsible for : whisking, measuring, cracking eggs, pouring, smashing mnms and eating. 🙂

Enjoy the recipe!!!
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CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES WITH CHOCOLATE GANACHE AND MnMs

Recipe:

Ingredients:

Flour                               2 cups

Oil                                    1 cup

Eggs                                 3

milk                                 1 cup

cocoa powder                1/2 cup

baking soda                   1 tsp

baking powder              1 tsp

sugar                               1 1/4 cup

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Method:

1. Turn on the oven at about 250 C. Line a muffin tray with cupcake liners and brush with oil lightly. Set aside.

2. In a bowl combine all the wet ingredients, and whisk well.

3. Combine all the dry ingredients.

4. slowly add the dry ingredients one cup at a time while whisking into the wet ingredients. Continue till the batter is thoroughly mixed.

5. Pour it into the cupcake tray and bake for about 20 mins or till a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Chocolate gananche

Ingredients:

Chocolate bar              40 gm(your fav bar)

butter                             1 tbsp

milk                               2 tsp

Method:

1. melt the chocolate in a bowl set in boiling water. add butter and milk and whisk. Add more butter to add gloss and more milk for better consistency and thinning.

And there you go! beautiful silky ganache ready to be licked and dipped 🙂

 

 

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To Decorate:

Take each cupcake and submerge the top in the ganache. Rotate it a bit and take it out!!

 

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Top with crushed or whole MnMs!!! Heaven!!!!!

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Well now our Friday mornings are not full of sleep ins, but they are definitely much more sweeter and rewarding and fun!

 

Princess Party

Perfectly pink princess party for my daughter turning 4.. Absolutely loved every minute of it.. and it came together nicely and turned into a pretty successful princess party every 4 yr old will dream of!
When I was designing the menu for this party I wanted pink to dominate throughout the table that I wanted the desserts to deliver the same feel. So I loved using lots of soft cloudy pink in the form of  fluffy strawberry mousse and the marshmallows, and highlighted a bit of sharp pink in strawberries and cake stand and whole bunch of custom cookies. The dessert table included A giant Barbie doll choc cake, red velvet cupcakes with vanilla butter cream, strawberry marshmallow moose, chocolate dipped marshmallows, tarts and tons of crown, castle and slipper shaped cookies. just reading the list sounds fun, fun, fun!! Totally fit for a princess!
For the decor I used lots and lots of pink net fabric, lanterns, pom poms, banner and pale pink and yellow paper heart garlands. My personal favorite were the party hats_ I bought some cheap off the counter paper party hats and covered them in the yummiest shade of pink napkins and than lined them with pale yellow pom poms lace. They turned out spectacular! Almost everything was a DIY other than the lanterns and a couple of small pom poms.
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P.S. this party took place like a year back. But there is always a good time to share a  princess party…:)

xoxo

Frozen Birthday Party

This week we celebrated Inayah’s fifth birthday which is always event of the year at our place.. 🙂 To celebrate the birth of our precious daughter. This year it had to be a Frozen Party. That just seems to be the theme of the year or something. There is no one i know who cannot hum along to the frozen song “let it go”.. 😀

I stayed true to the theme with Olaf cake and snowflake decor. Did’nt go over the top but kept it cool with whites and blue hues. Vanilla ice cream shake was a huge hit. And so were the coconut cupcakes. The dessert Table was a huge hit. And I loved the dreamy look it all created and how well it blended with my black and white striped wall.

Another beautiful memorable party for my princess who seems to be growing up so fast. I had a blast creating it all and at the party. And the best part was it was smack on a budget. Full of fun and easy DIYs and  I am open to answering any queries and comments.

 

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DIY Paper snowflakes…..here

Olaf cake…….. by me

Olaf cake topper…. here

c0conut cupcakes… by me

chocolate cupcakes….. by me

vanilla shake…… by me

cake pops…… by me

doughnut pops……. Dunkin Doughnuts

shortbread cookies….. by me

Tutu dress….. by me