Friday, May 20, 2011

Chocolate Chip Tiny Teddy Cupcakes

                                                                                                         by Konstant Kraver
Tomorrow my little 2  year old nephew visits and he‘s been a little trooper adjusting to the arrival of his new baby brother. So…yesterday morning while I was eating spoonfuls of Milo (no judging please) I thought about making him some chocolate chip cupcakes with a chocolate/Milo icing. Now it is sad to report that not all the tiny teddy biscuits made it to their final destiny on top of a cupcake: some were scarified for a greater cause, ie providing me with a sugar hit .

4 oz (115g)
10 oz  (300g)  plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
pinch of salt
6 oz brown sugar
6 oz (170g) butter or margarine, at room temperature
8 oz chocolate chips (milk or dark chocolate)
150 ml Milk
1tsp vanilla essence
3 eggs

Chocolate Butter cream Icing
4 oz(115g)butter,preferably unsalted at room temperature
8 oz (225g)Icing Sugar sifted
1tsp Milo
1Tbsp cocoa powder
2Tbsp milk
2 packets snack size Arnotts tiny teddys to decorate

Makes 18

  1. Preheat oven to 180degree. Line two cupcake tins with paper cases.
  2. Sift the flour,baking powder bicarbonate soda, salt and sugar into a large bowl. Add the flour, butter, milk  and vanilla essence .
  3. With an electric mixer on medium-low speed,beat until smoothly beaten.Next crack in the eggs  and mix on low speed till all combined. Fold in the chocolate chips and divide amongst the cupcake cases
  4. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.Cool in the tins for  10 mins, then turn out to cool completely on a wire rack.
  5. For the icing, put the butter in a large bowl and mix until soft and  gradually add the icing sugar  with the cocoa and Milo and continue to mix either using a wooden spoon or an electric beater until the mixture is well combined. Next mix in the milk until you have a nice smooth spreading consistency.
  6. Once the cupcakes cool down top with icing and place a little tiny teddy on each one


  1.'s gonna be a little transition of adjustment for your little newphew. At the age of 2 it should be a short period of adjustment.
    These adorable and yummy cupcakes will be a comfort to him:D

  2. That little teddy graham looks so happy swimming in a pool of chocolate! Too cute :-)

  3. Mmmm..I love the teddy bears on top! I bet they are super tasty! :D

  4. :) Thank you . Hopefully your right Elisabeth about the transition for my nephew being a short period of adjustment :)

  5. The teddy's make the cutest cupcake toppers...even though not all of them made it to the cupcakes. ;)

  6. How cute are these cupcakes!? I love the teddy bear on top! :)