Mel and Mal's Triple Chocolate Mini Cup Cakes

Ingredients
  • 6 egg yolks + 2 egg whites
  • 175g caster sugar
  • 450ml double cream
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 100g milk chocolate
  • 100g dark chocolate
  • 100g white chocolate
  • 5 tbsp brandy (optional)
  • A dusting of cocoa powder, choc chips, almonds slices & dessicated coconut

A delicious little mouthful, which is just as well as they are very rich! But Easter just wouldn't be Easter without chocolate so go on, treat yourself!

These can be made ahead of when you need them and kept in their silicone moulds in an airtight box in the freezer. Remove 30 mins before you want to eat them though!

Serves : 10        Prep/Cooking Time : 30mins + 1hr freezin

Tip : Make sure that if you have frozen them, you turn them out of their moulds & put them on the plate/dish you want to serve them in before they start to thaw - otherwise they are difficult to move around and it can get very messy!

Instructions

Prepare the mixture

Using a hand electric mixer, whisk the egg yolks together until very light in colour and fluffy

Add the sugar, then whisk for 5 minutes

Pour the cream and the vanilla extract into a saucepan and heat to just below boiling point, then pour into the egg mixture and beat in with the hand whisk

Strain into a clean bowl and allow to cool slightly

Add the chocolate & freeze!

OPTIONAL: Pour the mixture into 3 bowls in equal quantities and mix in a teaspoon of brandy into each

Now add white chocolate to the first bowl, milk chocolate to the second, and dark chocolate to the third

Pour the contents of the first bowl into small silicon moulds and place in the freezer for 15 minutes, then remove from the freezer and spoon the contents of bowl number 2 over the top, then freeze again for 15 mins

Finely spoon over the contents of bowl number 3, sprinkle with the finely grated coconut, cocoa powder and chocolate shavings and place back in the freezer for 30 minutes.

When you are ready to eat, remove from the freezer, turn out of their silicone moulds immediately and leave to thaw slightly before serving

MJ Harradine Ltd. Registered number 04633171
1 Yardley Way, Belper, Derbyshire DE56 0ES