A few weeks ago a friend of mine posted a picture of these ridiculously delicious looking cupcakes. I can't remember where - it could have been pinterest, it could have been instagram - but they taunted me. They called out to me. They had me in lust. They had me in love. So last week after I completed the colour run I came home and made my version of them.
I cheated. I didn't have all I needed in the cupboard to make the cake from scratch, but I did have a Betty Crockers Chocolate Mud Cake mix. (Betty is my go to girl for quick treats when I don't have much time - I'll let you borrow that little tip!) After making the cake mix up, and resisting temptation to tweak the recipe I baked the cupcakes. Because I baked them as cupcakes and not a full cake the baking time was almost half what was recommended (yay for eating them sooner!). I scooped out a small piece of cake from the top to make a bowl shape for the Ferrero Rocher to sit. Before putting it on I iced the cupcakes with chocolate butter frosting - including the hole - and then pushed the Ferrero Rocher in.
The best bit about these cupcakes... not only were they delicious, but there were left over Ferrero Rocher's to enjoy all week :-)