Scrumptious Chocolate Cupcakes


These delicious chocolate cupcakes are the perfect naughty treat that I bake time and time again. The following recipe makes 12.


INGREDIENTS

115g/4 oz self-raising flour
½ tsp baking powder
1 ½ tbsp cocoa powder
115g/4 oz butter, softened
115g/4 oz caster sugar
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
55g/2 oz plain chocolate, melted

For the icing:
150g/5 ½ oz unsalted butter, softened
280g/10 oz icing sugar
115g/4 oz melted milk chocolate

DIRECTIONS

1. Preheat the oven to 180c and place 12 paper cases in a muffin pan. 

2. Sift the flour, baking powder and cocoa powder into a large bowl. Add the butter, caster sugar, eggs and melted chocolate, and using an electric mixer, beat together until smooth. (The mixture will look like the image below)


3. Spoon the mixture evenly into paper cases. Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 mins, until risen and firm to the touch. (Once baked the cupcakes should look like the image below) Transfer to a wire rack and allow to cool before frosting.


4. For the icing, sift icing sugar into a mixing bowl then add butter and the melted chocolate. Mix together on a low setting at first (so the icing sugar doesn't go everywhere!) then increase the speed until the mixture looks like the image below.


5. I used a piping bag and nozzle to frost my cakes however you can dollop the icing you have made onto a cupcake and spread it evenly with a knife or the back of a spoon. Add sugar sprinkles or any other decorations you like and you should be left with the finished result below.


Let me know how your scrumptious chocolate cupcakes turned out in the comments!

Love Amber x

8 comments

  1. These look delicious! *steals one* :) I made funfetti cupcakes this week and they're heavenly. Really into baking at the minute, especially as the Bake Off has returned! xx

    chaptersofkat.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks Kathryn! I love baking, I find it so relaxing. Oh yes SO happy GBBO has returned!!
      Amber xx

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  2. Lovely recipe! Also really like that you added pictures of how the mixture should look because when I follow a recipe I never know if I'm doing it right!
    Paris
    http://lifeinflorals.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks Paris. Glad you found my pictures helpful (:
      Amber xx

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  3. These look gorgeous! May have to save this recipe for the future!

    Megan / Lazy Thoughts

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    1. :) thanks Megan! They are really yummy! I made them last night and they're all gone... hehe

      Amber xx

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  4. These look absolutely amazing! Will definitely be saving this recipe! :)

    Just wanted to let you know I have nominated you in my Liebster Award post here: http://carahaley.blogspot.co.uk/2015/08/liebster-award-tag.html
    Looking forward to seeing your blog post on the tag :)
    Cara x

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    1. Thanks Cara, that's really lovely of you! I'll get on with it now and post it tomorrow.

      Amber xx

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