Monday, 26 November 2012

Simple chocolate cupcakes

Super Simple Chocolate Cupcakes

Quick chocolate cupcakes


  • 100g butter
  • 2/3 cup caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup self-raising flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa, sifted
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate soda
  • 125ml (1/2 cup) milk
Chocolate buttercream frosting
60g unsalted butter, softened
1 1/4 cups icing sugar, sifted
1 tbsp cocoa, sifted
1 tbsp milk

  • Preheat oven to 180°C conventional or 160°C fan-forced. Line cupcake tins with cases.
  • Using a mixer, cream butter, sugar and vanilla until creamy and fluffy. Gradually add eggs and mix until just combined.
  • Combine flour, cocoa and bicarbonate soda. Add to creamed mixture with milk. Beat until just combined.
  • Spoon mixture into liners until each case is one third full. Bake for 15-20 minutes.

To make the chocolate butter cream

  • Beat butter until light and fluffy. Add icing sugar and cocoa and combine well. Beat in milk until mixture is fluffy.
These cupcakes are super quick and have a light fluffy texture.
Do not overfill the cases otherwise you won't get 18 cupcakes out of this recipe.
If you want a thicker dollop of icing on top then you'lll need to increase the amounts in the buttercream recipe.

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