Chocolate Cupcakes with Halva Buttercream Frosting
When I received a few blocks of Mediterranean Delicacies Halva, I knew they would be perfect to make my son's favourite sweet treat even sweeter. Halva means "sweet" and trust me, it is very sweet and I can eat it only in very small quantities. Halva is enjoyed as a sweet confection in the Middle East and can be flour-based or nut based and in this case the halva is made with nuts (sesame), tahini, butter and sugar.Ingredients:
- For Cupcakes:
- 1 packet Sasko Quick Treats Chocolate muffin mix
- 2 eggs
- 200ml milk
- 200ml oil
- For Buttercream Frosting:
- 110 g sifted icing sugar
- 2 T cocoa powder
- 110 g butter - at room temperature
- 80 g crumbed Mediterranean Delicacies Chocolate Halva
- or Vanilla Halva
- or Pistachio Halva
- or Almond Halva
Mix all the ingredients together in a mixing bowl and beat for 10 minutes on high speed.
Spoon the batter into 12 cupcake wrappers and bake for 20 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.
Cool the cupcakes.
For the frosting:
Beat the butter until light and soft and then start to beat in the icing sugar, 1 spoon at a time.
Lastly add the cocoa and mix properly.
Spoon into a piping bag and pipe the icing onto the cupcakes.
Scatter some crumbed Halva on each cupcake.