In love with…a happy birthday to Lara&Michelle

It all started in Lyon where two girls of two different kinds fell in love…with a city and decided to share their adventures. It is incroyable that our little baby project is celebrating its first birthday today. We’ve enjoyed sharing our moments, voyages, recipes and ideas with you and we hope there’s a lot more to come. Since there is no birthday without a cake we’ve come up with a lovely chocolaty cupcake recipe to celebrate this special occasion and with Valentine’s Day on our doorsteps, see this as a little declaration of love to you guys for being so supportive! Love you guys! Happy Birthday!

Here’s what you’ll need (14 cupcakes): 1 egg (1 Ei) 20g raw sugar (Rohrzucker) 60g unsalted butter (Butter) 95g flour (Mehl) 55ml milk (Milch) 1 tsp baking powder (Backpulver) a pinch of salt (Brise Salz) 60g melted chocolate (I used a bit of butter to melt it) (geschmolzene Kochschokolade) 25g dark chocolate (Kochschokolade) 3 tsp dark cocoa powder (Kakaopulver) Icing: 100g unsalted butter (Butter) 40g icing sugar (Staubzucker) 200g cream cheese (Frischkäse) 100g melted chocolate (geschmolzene Kochschokolade) 1tsp dark cocoa powder (Kakaopulver) Here’s how you prepare them: 1.) Preheat your oven to 170 degrees and prepare your cupcake tin with little baking cups. 2.) Whisk butter in a bowl until it’s creamy. 3.) Add in sugar, egg, flour, baking powder, salt and keep stirring as you go. 4.) Melt your chocolate using a bit of butter. Heat it in the microwave and stir after 20 seconds. Keep stirring to prevent the chocolate from burning. 5.) Add your melted chocolate to the mixture and mix in carefully. 6.) Add in milk and cocoa powder and mix well. 7.) Grab a teaspoon and have a taste of your mixture. Make sure it’s sweet enough for you. If not, feel free to add some more sugar even though I doubt it’ll be necessary. 8.) Carefully divide mixture (1 tablespoons per cupcake) in your baking tin. 9.) Chop chocolate into fine little pieces and put some of them on top of your cupcakes. 10.) Pop the tin into your preheated oven and bake for about 15-20 minutes until they have a nicely bronze colour. Use a little toothpick to see if they’re done. If nothing comes off then they’re ready. 11.) Leave to cool off. In the meanwhile prepare your frosting. 12.) Whisk butter in a separate bowl, add in sugar and cream cheese. 13.) Melt your chocolate using a bit of butter. Stir after a few seconds to prevent it from burning. 14.) Add in melted chocolate and cocoa powder and stir well. 15.) If you don’t have one of those professional piping bags to put on the icing, just use a freezer bag like I did, cut off the edge, put in the icing and decorate your cupcakes. 16.) Enjoy your cupcakes and don’t forget to share them with friends or family! Bisou, L&M

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