- Squidgy Chocolate and Beetroot Muffins with Rosy Pink Icing
Squidgy Chocolate and Beetroot Muffins with Rosy Pink Icing
Florentine and Pig are having a tea party this afternoon and Pig is so excited he has been dancing all morning in his socks.
Two of Pig's favourite things to eat are chocolate and beetroot and Florentine has been racking her brains thinking of something delicious they could make using these two yummy things...these squidgy muffins are just the ticket!
It's the scrummy beetroot which make these chocolatey muffins the squidgiest EVER! Go on...get baking!!
Florentine and Pig's recipes are designed with your children in mind. There are always plenty of tasks they can help you with in each recipe and they are always fun and exciting to eat too!
Cooking is a wonderful way to spend time and have fun with your children. Involving them in the process means they will take pride in the food they have made and will enjoy eating and sharing it even more.
To see this recipe being made in Florentine and Pig's cottage, go to www.florentineandpig.com.
- 100g golden caster sugar
- 100g butter, softened
- 125g self raising flour
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 2 medium beetroot , pre-cooked and not in vinegar, plus 1tbsp of beetroot juice
- 2 tbsp cocoa
- 100g icing sugar
- 50g cream cheese
Total time required
- Preparation time:
- Cooking time:
Preheat the oven to 180c.
- Mix the butter and sugar together in a big bowl with a wooden spoon until you have a creamy mixture.
- Add in your eggs and continue to mix.
- Puree or mash your beetroot and add to the bowl along with the flour and cocoa. Mix well until you can't see any lumps!
- Pop your 6 muffin cases into your muffin tray and divide your mixture between them. Put them in the middle of your pre-heated oven for 20 mins or until firm to touch.
- While your muffins are baking, it's time to make the icing! Mix together the cream cheese, icing sugar and beetroot juice until smooth and creamy.
- Once your muffins are cooked, cool them on a wire rack then gently spoon over your rosy pink icing. The more dribbles the better!
- Decorate with fresh flowers from the garden...but remember not to eat them!
Recipe published with permission of Florentine and Pig.