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Is there any good reason why I can't use Nigella's chocolate cake mixture for cupcakes?

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Hassled Tue 26-Jun-07 09:51:34

Specifically Nigella's Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake - p269 of Feast. It involves sour cream but is basically just a rich sponge - would that work OK for cupcakes? Lower oven temperature (than 180) needed? What about using a brownie recipe for cupcakes? Am I missing something blindingly obvious? This is all part of my over-the-top plan for DD's imminent 18th birthday celebrations. Thanks.

FluffyMummy123 Tue 26-Jun-07 09:52:21

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Enid Tue 26-Jun-07 09:52:54

do a trial run and cook for 15 mins then check one

same oven temp

Hassled Tue 26-Jun-07 09:54:39

They're only fairy cakes if you want to cover them with pink icing and silver balls.
Are they shaped like a fairy or are they shaped like a cup? Do fairies eat them? Until I have photographic evidence of fairies eating them I will call them cupcakes .

Daemara Tue 26-Jun-07 10:00:00

cupcakes are only cake so it dosen't really matter if you use a cake recipe. My favorite recipe for a Vanilla cake I use to make cupcakes as well, its just a diffrence of time really. As for the brownies I would suggest you keep to the brownie tin and after you cut them up place them in the cake cases, otherwise they will just be cakes and not brownie as brownie is meant to be gooie not cakey.

belgo Tue 26-Jun-07 10:03:57

Fairy cakes are when you slice the top off cupcakes, cut the slice it in half, and use the two halves to make 'wings' on top of the cake.

TrinityRhino Tue 26-Jun-07 10:05:54

belgo, they are butterfly buns

belgo Tue 26-Jun-07 10:11:30

No they're not Trinity, they're fairy cakes

My mum used to make them, and she calls them faiy cakes

belgo Tue 26-Jun-07 10:11:46

I mean fairy

Enid Tue 26-Jun-07 10:12:30

belgo is correct

[gavel]

belgo Tue 26-Jun-07 10:13:06

thank you , Enid

MrsCarrot Tue 26-Jun-07 10:13:26

belgo, they SO are butterfly buns

belgo Tue 26-Jun-07 10:18:46

Don't make me disagree with you Carrot, I usually like carrot cake

MrsCarrot Tue 26-Jun-07 16:25:58

Ok, Belgo, you call them that

but you're wrong

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