Chocolate walnut cupcakes with fig and toffee crowns

Fig and chocolate studded cupcakes spread with chocolate ganache and topped with fresh figs and toffee crowns make a pretty spectacular treat.
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Photographer: Joshua Dasey, Stylist: Margot Braddon

12 Item
1H 15M


Fig, chocolate and walnut cake
Whipped milk chocolate ganache


1.Preheat oven to moderate, 180°C (160°C fan-forced). Line 6-hole texas or 12-hole standard muffin pan with paper cases.
2.Beat butter, extract, sugar and eggs in small bowl with electric mixer until light and fluffy.
3.Stir in figs, nuts, sifted flours, mars bar and milk. Divide mixture among cases; smooth surface.
4.Bake large cakes about 40 minutes, small cakes about 30 minutes. Turn cakes onto wire rack to cool.
5.To make whipped milk chocolate ganache, bring cream to a boil in small saucepan, pour over chocolate in small bowl of electric mixer, stir until smooth. Cover, refrigerate for 30 minutes. Beat with electric mixer until light and fluffy.
6.To make toffee; combine sugar with the water in small heavy-based saucepan. Stir over heat, without boiling, until sugar dissolves; bring to the boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, without stirring, until mixture is golden brown. Remove from heat; stand until bubbles subside. Form into shapes over rolling pin.
7.Spread cakes with ganache; decorate with fig quarters and toffee shapes.

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