I found this recipe in one of my Christmas cookbooks and thought they looked super cute. And since it’s chocolate I knew they would go down well at the office. Needless to say I was right.
Chocolate Viennese whirls, makes 12
200 g softened butter
100 g caster sugar
200 g plain flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
25 g cocao
30-50 ml milk
100 g dark chocolate
Beat butter and sugar pale and fluffy. Mix in flour, baking powder and cocoa. Add the milk bit my bit until the batter is loose enough to be piped.
Fill a piping bag fitted with a large star nozzle and pipe the batter into cupcake cases in a circle, leaving a whole in the middle.
Press a whole in the middle of each cake (or make the one there is a little bigger). Break the chocolate into pieces and melt over a bain marie. Pour a spoonful of chocolate into each whole. Leave to cool/set.