Dog theme cupcakes

3 Nov

My colleague Rachel has recently owned a Leonberger dog. This is a giant dog breed. Her dog is just a puppy at the moment but it is a huge and cute puppy – brown coat, big ears and dark face. 🙂 Rachel was going to a Leonberger party so she asked me to make her some cupcakes. She suggested me making dog paws and dog bones, but I decided to bring it to the next level – make some Leonberger dog faces! I have made 24 chocolate cupcakes covered with chocolate ganache and fondant. Rachel loved the cupcakes especially the dog faces!

This is my go-to chocolate cake recipe, very easy and delicious.

Chocolate Cake (makes 1 big cake or 20 cupcakes)

  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  •  2/3 cup cocoa
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/4 tsps baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tsps vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2/3 cup hot coffee
  1. Preheat oven to 175°C.
  2. Sift dry ingredients together and place in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Add eggs, oil, milk and vanilla and beat for a couple of minutes until combined.
  4. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and add hot coffee and mix together.
  5. Pour into the prepared pan or cupcake liners bake until the inserted skewer comes out clean. Batter will be very liquid.
  6. Cool for about 5 minutes in the pan. Transfer to wire racks to cool completely.
Dog theme cupcakes

Dog theme cupcakes

Bones on the cakes

Bones on the cakes

Leonberger cupcake

Leonberger cupcake

 

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