Individual Valentine Buns

These lovely little buns are double chocolate muffins decorated with buttercream and white and dark chocolate hearts.  They are quick and easy to make and one popped into your partner’s lunch box would be a romantic gesture.  It could also have the added benefit of being a gentle reminder in case they had forgotten.

You will need

Chocolate muffins (see Double Chocolate Muffins)
2oz (57g) butter (softened)
4oz (113g) icing sugar
2 teaspoons cocoa powder
25 grams white chocolate
25 grams dark chocolate
Small heart shaped cutter
Baking Parchment

Bake the muffins and leave to cool.

Melt the white and dark chocolate in separate bowls in a microwave or over a bowl of hot water.
Spread the melted chocolate onto baking parchment until it is approx 1cm thick.  Leave to cool until set.

Once the chocolate is set, cut out equal amounts of dark and white chocolate hearts.

To make the buttercream

Beat the butter until light and creamy and stir in the sifted icing sugar and cocoa powder.

Spread chocolate butter cream generously onto each muffin and gently press into the butercream one white and one dark chocolate heart so they overlap one another.

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