Little Chocolate Biscoff Cloud Cakes
Author: Just Jo
Ingredients
  • 150 g dark chocolate chopped
  • 100 g soft butter
  • 120 g Nutella
  • 100 g soft brown sugar muscavado if liked
  • 2 tbsp Frangelico coffee liqueur, dark rum or replace with 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 3 large eggs separated
For the topping
  • 40 g butter
  • 4 tbsp icing sugar
  • 3-4 tbsp creamy or crunchy Biscoff spread
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Either use a nonstick muffin pan or if you have it, the mini Victoria sponge tin from Lakeland which makes 12 cupcake sized but straight sided cakes. It also has the added bonus of have removable bottoms for easy unfolding. Don’t grease either tin – use muffin cases for the muffin pan if you are concerned about it’s nonstick qualities.
  2. Melt the chocolate and butter together either over a bain marie or in the microwave.
  3. Stir in the Nutella, liqueur or extract and sugar.
  4. Add the eggs to chocolate mixture and stir to combine thoroughly.
  5. Sift over the flour and flour it in
  6. Whisk the egg whites until firm peaks form and fold into the mixture gently until the egg white only just disappears then spoon into your tin. This mixture makes 10 cakes and doesn’t rise too dramatically with all that molten chocolate. Mmm.
  7. Bake for 18-22 minutes until they have risen, when gently prodded, there is a small amount of spring back rather than the cake sinking in on itself. The top will have set with a thin crust but if you insert a skewer, it may be a little bit damp inside.
  8. Cool in the tin – the cakes will be too fragile to remove when hot but once down to lukewarm or room temp. unfolding should be easy.
  9. To make the frosting, melt the butter and sugar stirring to dissolve. Stir in the Biscoff a spoonful at a time and beat it in with a spatula. The warmth of the buttery sugar will help soften it if it’s been kept in a cold cupboard. You want a spreading consistency and will need to work with it whilst still warm – it is a little crumbly if you work with it cold.
  10. Decoration with Mini Eggs and fluffy chicks, optional if you are more tasteful then me ;)