Quick chocolate cupcakes

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Quick chocolate cupcakes
A really easy chocolate cupcake recipe perfect for parties

100g unsalted butter, softened

60g sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla essence

2 large free-range eggs

200g flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

100ml milk

150g cup cocoa powder

235ml boiling water

Chocolate icing:

150ml cup icing sugar mixture

150g butter, softened

120g chocolate, chopped

¼ cup thickened cream

Chocolate drops, sprinkles, buttons or raspberries to decorate

Preheat oven to 180°C. Line a 12-hole muffin tin with cupcake papers.

Combine flour and baking powder in a bowl and set aside for later. Mix cocoa and boiling water together until smooth and allow to completely cool.

In a mixing bowl, beat together the butter and sugar until they reach a creamy consistency then stir in the vanilla. Add one egg at a time and beat for one minute in between.

Add the flour and baking powder mixture and stir until combined. Add milk and cocoa mixture then beat well until smooth. Add the mixture to the bun cases and place in the oven to bake for 13-15 minutes. Remove and cool on a wire rack.

To make the icing, beat the butter and icing sugar. In a saucepan, bring the cream to a simmer and whisk in chocolate until smooth and shiny, allow to cool completely.

Once cooled whisk the chocolate mixture into the icing sugar and butter and ice each cupcake generously. Decorate with sprinkles, chocolate buttons, raspberries or whatever takes your fancy!

Serves
12

Preparation Time
20 minutes

Cooking Time
15 minutes

Main ingredients
Chocolate

Recipe Type
Party Food, Cakes & Baking, Dessert, Kids Food, Cake Stall, Cupcakes

Special Info
Nut free

Level of Difficulty
Easy

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