15 January 2013

Easy Chocolate Cupcakes

This is a really simple and easy recipe to do but the results are delicious this was a sper of the moment so they aren't as pretty as I like cupcakes to be.

Makes 24
Ingredients
Cupcakes


  • 225g (8oz) butter (softened)
  • 225g (8oz)self raising flour
  • 225g (8oz)caster sugar
  • 2 table spoon cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 100g chocolate chips (optional)
Butter cream

  • 100g butter
  • 100g icing sugar
  • 15g cocoa powder

pre heat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius (gas mark 4), line a bum tray with paper cases.
place the butter, flour, caster sugar, baking powder, eggs and cocoa powder into a large mixing bowl and beat with an electric whisk for 2-3 minuets, or until light and fluffy.


3 if  you are using chocolate chips stir them in, then spoon the mixture into the paper cases and bake for 18 minuets, or until well risen. transfer to wire rack to cool.


Butter cream
to make the butter cream mix the butter, icing sugar and cocoa powder until well combined.
then using a pallet knife or piping bag decorate your cupcakes!

to add extra appeal you could put pieces of flake, chocolate shavings, gold or silver balls and anything else you desire
as an alternative to the butter cream you could use melted chocolate
Happy baking!!
i would love to know how you got on making these cupcakes, and how creative you got when decorating.

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