“What is tablea tsokolate? Tablea is a Spanish word-meaning tablet, and tsokolate is a Filipino word-meaning chocolate. It is a thick hot chocolate specially made from cacao balls. The tablea can also be a thick disk or flat, and even in square form of cocoa.”
Chocolate Tableas are a native delicacy of Batangas Province. They are ussually made as a hot and thick chocolate drink. But today we are going to add it in our cupcakes. It is moist and chocolatey yummy!
Chocolate Tablea Cupcakes
50 g of tablea
1 cup water
2 tbsp milk
1 1/3 cup all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup white/granulated sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
In a small sauce pot boil and add the tablea. Mix until the chocolate melts. Add 2 tablespoons of milk and mix it well. Let it stand to cool down to room temp.
In another large bowl, combine flour and baking soda together. Set aside.
In a mixing bowl, cream butter, salt and sugar. Beat them until the granules sort of melt into the butter. That would take around 3-5 minutes in your mixer.
In the butter mixture, add eggs one by one and mix them well in every addition. Scraping down the sides. Pour the vanilla extract. Then add the flour mixture and mix it just until well incorporated manually using your spatula. Do not overmix the batter if you want a soft cupcake. Just do the cut and fold style of mixing.
Next, pour the chocolate mixture to the batter.
Using a scooper transfer the batter into lined muffin tins. This will yield 12 cupcakes.
Bake in preheated oven at 350F for 12 to 13 minutes. Check it with a toothpick test, if it comes out clean. Then it’s time for you to turn off heat and remove the cupcakes. Let it cool on a wire rack
Once it cools down, top it with the frosting of your choice. Like Chocolate Ganache for a double chocolate treat or Creamcheese Frosting. Click to see 8 Icing Recipe for Beginners here.
Garnish with fresh slices of strawberries on top or any fruits you love. ?
Happy Baking. Enjoy!