16 August 2011

Recipe : The BEST Chocolate Cupcakes!

I made these cupcakes along with the Lemon ones for my mums birthday. If you are a Chocolate lover this is the cupcake for you. It's moist and rich. The frosting is creamy and oh so good!

To give it a professional look I piped on the icing and sprinkled on some edible pink glittery stuff...can't remember what it is called!






Chocolate Cupcakes and Frosting
Found at Good To Know

Ingredients (makes 12)

Cake 

100g plain flower
20g cocoa powder
140g caster sugar
1.5tsp baking powder
Pinch of salt
40g unsalted butter at room temperature
120ml whole milk
1 egg
¼tsp of vanilla extract

Frosting 

600g icing sugar sifted
200g unsalted butter
80g cocoa powder
80ml whole milk


Directions

Preheat your oven to 170C/gas 3/325f. 
 

Put the flour, cocoa, sugar, baking powder, salt and butter in a bowl and mix together into a sandy consistency. Whisk the milk, egg and vanilla in a jug. Pour half into the mixture, stir all together, then add the rest and blend until smooth.

 Spoon into the cases and bake for 20 minutes or until a knife comes out clean.

 

The frosting

Beat icing sugar, butter and cocoa powder together until combined. Add the milk gradually, stirring slowly. Once mixed stir at a high speed again and beat for approx 5 mins and mixture is light and fluffy.

Spread or pipe onto the cooled cupcakes.

Again these were so good that they will be added to my recipe book : )
 

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How was your weekend? On Saturday Ian & I house sat for the night at his Aunts while she was away. She has a lovely house and garden so it really felt like we were on a mini break. 
At first it felt weird because it was just the two of us in the whole house. We didn't really know what to do with ourselves..but then realised we should just carry on as normal. We snuggled up on their comfy 'L' sofa, kept warm and watched Shrek the third.

Happy days : )

Gemma xXx
 

6 comments:

  1. Your cupcakes look delicious, I'm going to try the recipe. Thanks.

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  2. OMG how yummy do they look!!! Mmm.

    Sadie xx

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  3. The cupcakes look delicious. I bet it was lovely having the place to yourself, just like playing house :) xxx

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  4. this looks so, so good! chocolate cupcakes are my favorite....next to chocolate chip cookies, key lime pie and coconut anything!! :)

    hugs, cindy

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  5. Oh my goodness! Those cupcakes look so good especially with all that frosting :)
    Delicious!
    xoxo
    Olivia

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