In a previous post, I taught you how to bake without an oven. Today, I’d be giving you the recipe for the Chocolate raisin cupcakes I made with a pot. Pot baking involves the use of dry heat in baking. The baking process doesn't burn the pot infact , it comes out clean. You just have to be cautious when handling the pot as it could get extremely hot.
• Prep time: 45 minutes
• Baking time: 35 minutes
• Total time: 1 hr 12 minutes
• Meal Type: Dessert
• 250g Granulated Sugar
• 4 Eggs whisked
• 3 tbsp. Browning
• 2 tbsp. Flavor Essence
• ½Kilo Wheat flour (all-purpose flour)
• 2 tbsp. Cocoa Powder
•1 tbsp. Baking powder
• 2 tbsp. Dark treacle
•1 tbsp. Milk essence or 175ml milk
Step 1: Soak the raisins in Rum 5-6hours before baking. For me, I simply soak mine overnight. This serves as a preservative for the raisins and cake in general
Step 2: In a large bowl, beat the Butter till soft and gradually work in the sugar with a wooden spatula or mixer. Beat till the mixture becomes pale and fluffy
Step 3: Gradually pour in the beaten eggs and mix together
Step 4: Blend in the cocoa powder, milk/essence, Dark treacle, flavor, browning, raisins & rum, baking powder and mix.
Step 5: Now this is the tricky part…Fold in flour gradually and mix in a direction (either clockwise or anticlockwise if using a wooden spatula) so it doesn't form lumps. Mix till you get a smooth paste.
Now to prepare the tins for baking
Step 6: For this recipe, I used baking sheets. If you don’t want to use those, you can simply grease the baking tins with a little margarine and dust with flour. This would make the cakes come out clean once done.
Step 7: Spoon the mixture into the prepared tins and place the tins in the oven or on the surface of the overturned pan in the empty pot.
Step 8: Bake in a pre-heated pot or oven at 180ᵒC (350ᵒF) mark 8 for about 35mins. Leave to cool in the tins before turning out.
The recipe above makes about 15-20 medium sized cupcakes
For the Frosting
• Mix butter and icing sugar together and beat well . Add some flavor and mix.
Use it to cover each cake.
• Oh! and i sprinkled 'em with colored sugar candies
Bon Appetit! ;)