It's Chai Time ~ Strawberry Jam Chocolate Cupcake

Honestly, I cannot get used to here though it's been 1 week since I've left Almaty. One weird thing is that everything tastes and smells boring especially fruits and sweets. The food in Almaty is middle eastern food and the sweets and cakes are unbelievably amazing. They use a lot of honey, syrup, raisins, almonds, dried apricots and dates and so on. Yesterday I tried a piece of a strawberry cream cake with a looot of cream and sugar - cause everyone was like 'mmh such a yummy cake' - and it tasted like nothing, absolutely nothing. It's funny seeing how traditional delicious food from home influences people's taste. 

Anways, yesterday I baked cupcakes with strawberry jam and dark chocolate. Like already mentioned, they are nothing compared to the sweets and cakes in the Almaty or somewhere else in the middle eastern area. But still, they're pretty good and I hope you like the recipe :)

Strawberry Jam Chocolate Cupcakes

2 cups flour
1 full teasp baking powder
1/4 cup sugar
6 teasp cocoa powder
120gm very dark chocolate, in pieces
1 cup oil
1 cup strawberry jam
2 eggs
1 cup hot boiling water

Preheat oven to 190degC. Combine flour, baking powder, sugar, cocoa powder. Add the hot water together with the pieces of chocolate so the chocolate melts a bit, then mix well. Add oil, strawberry jam. Beat the batter, then beat in eggs, for about 1 minute. Fill into prepared muffin cups and bake for about 20-25 minutes. Let cool. Makes 12 muffins.

I hope you liked the pictures and that the recipe was helpful :)
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