What a combination chocolate and chestnut is! So rich and decadent – perfect for winter and perfect for Christmas. The cream plays an important role too and lightens the texture and flavours.
I did think about topping the cupcakes with a festive decoration but then asked myself the important question: what is a better topping for a chocolate cake than crumbled Flake? The answer is, of course: nothing. So I went with crumbled Flake. To thine own self be true.
So here they are: my perfect Christmas cupcake. Lovely to eat and a lot of fun to make. Enjoy!
125g unsalted butter, at room temperature
125g caster sugar
100g self raising flour
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
2 tablespoons milk
50g chocolate chips – I used milk chocolate
284ml carton whipping cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
250g sweetened chestnut purée