Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Chocolate cupcakes

Who else cannot resist the sound of chocolate cupcakes....I had to give these a go...

  • Skill level: easy
  • Makes: 16-18
  • Prep time: 20 mins
  • Baking time: 20 mins
What you will need:

For cupcakes

50g cocoa powder
240ml cup boiling water
175g plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
115g unsalted butter, softened
200g granulated white sugar
2 large eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract

For frosting

120g unsweetened chocolate, coarsely chopped
150g unsalted butter, softened
160g powdered sugar, sifted
1 + 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

How to make:

1) In a bowl stir together the boiling water and the cocoa powder until smooth. Leave to cool to room temperature

2) In another bowl beat the butter and sugar together using an electric whisk until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating until smooth. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed. Beat in the vanilla extract.

3) Sift into the bowl the flour, baking powder, and salt and using a spoon mix until incorporated. Then add the cooled cocoa mixture and stir until smooth

4) Fill each cup cake paper case till around 3/4 full, and bake for about 15 -20 minutes or until risen, springy to the touch, and a tooth pick inserted into a cupcake comes out clean. Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool

5) Meanwhile, make the frosting by melting the chocolate in a heatproof bowl placed over a saucepan of simmering water (or in the microwave, stirring every 10 seconds). Remove from the heat and let it cool to room temperature

6) In a separate bowl beat the butter using an electric whisk until smooth and creamy (about 1 minute). Add the sugar and beat until it is light and fluffy (about 2 minutes). Beat in the vanilla extract. Add the chocolate and beat on low speed until incorporated, then increase the speed to medium-high and beat until frosting is smooth and glossy (about 2 -3 minutes)

7) Either pipe onto the cupcake or add it, either way - its going to be amazing :)

The cupcake is so soft and spongy, and most importantly - chocolatey! You have to give these a go, so easy and fun to make... Enjoy :)


  1. Cant wait to try these out, i'm sure they will be delicious

    1. They are! :)) i am sure u will enjoy and love making/eating these. Thank you for ur comment :)