Sunday, 20 November 2011

The BTG: big tasty giant

The BTG is a giant chocolate cupcake with chocolate icing... I wonder what Roald Dahl would say?!?
It's a great idea you can go for when you want to be quick and don't have time to make cupcakes, but still want to bake something much more original than a cake. 
The result is guaranteed awsome!

200 gr. flour
40 gr. cocoa powder
175 gr. sugar
50 gr. butter
1 cup milk
1 egg
1 tablespoon baking powder
a pinch of salt
chocolate chips

Preheat the oven at 170 degrees C.
Put the flour, cocoa, sugar, baking powder, salt, and butter in your mixer and beat until you get a sandy consistency and everything is combined.
Separately whisk the egg with the milk and then slowly pour it in the flour mixture. Continue mixing to avoid lumps until the batter is smooth. Add the chocolate chips.
Spoon the batter in a cake mould (diameter about 15-20cm): you can either use a silicon mould for oversized cupcakes or simply a normal springform cake pan. Bake in the oven for about 40 minutes or until the cake bounces back when touched; a toothpick inserted in the center should come out clean.
Let it cool completely before opening the mould, in the meantime you can do the icing.

Beat with a freestanding electric mixer 500 gr. of confectioner's sugar, 100 gr. of butter, 60 gr. of cocoa powder, and 2 tablespoons of milk. Continue beating until the frosting is light and fluffy. The longer you beat, the fluffier it will become. Leave your frosting in the fridge for a couple of hours and then spread it on your giant cupcake. Decorate as you like!



P.S.: this one was made for a 21st birthday. A friend ordered it :)


  1. That's such a cute idea! I don't like chocolate but that looks delicious = )


  2. I want one for myself as well, top


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