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Christmas cupcakes
Christmas cupcakes
Method

For the cupcakes

  • Preheat oven to 160* C (320* F) Fan.
  • In a mixer’s bowl, add the butter and sugar. Beat for 2-3 minutes with the whisk attachment on high speed until fluffy.
  • Add the eggs one at a time.
  • Add the orange juice, heavy cream, cognac and vanilla. Beat for 2-3 minutes.
  • In a bowl, add the flour, cocoa powder, salt, baking powder and finely chopped white couverture. Mix with a spoon.
  • Add mixture to mixer and beat for 2-3 minutes.
  • Line a cupcake pan with liners and fill cups 2/3 of the way with the mixture.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, on a high rack in the oven.
  • When ready, remove from oven and allow to cool on a wire rack for 30 minutes.

For the frosting

  • Beat the heavy cream and icing sugar in a mixer on high speed using the whisk attachment.
  • Add the zest and beat until you have created a fluffy whipped cream.
  • Transfer to a pastry bag fitted with a star tip.
  • Pipe over cupcakes to decorate.
  • Top with a gingerbread cookie over each cupcake and serve.
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Nutritional
Chart

Nutrition information per portion

435
Calories (kcal)
22 %

Calories

Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

21.6
Total Fat (g)
31 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

13.1
Saturated Fat (g)
65 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

52.0
Total Carbs (g)
20 %

Carbohydrates

The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

33.3
Sugars (g)
37 %

Sugars

Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

6.5
Protein (g)
13 %

Protein

It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

2.2
Fibre (g)
9 %

Fibers

They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

0.39
Sodium (g)
6 %

Salt

A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.