Delicous chocolate cupcakes with vanilla frosting

    Delicous chocolate cupcakes with vanilla frosting

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    Delicous chocolate cupcakes with vanilla frosting


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    About this recipe: These cakes are great for parties and the kids love them. The cakes are decorated with chocolate curls. They look and taste amazing!

    Anglesey, Wales, UK

    Makes: 12 cupcakes

    • 150g butter
    • 150 caster sugar
    • 175g self-raising flour
    • 25g cocoa powder
    • 3 eggs (beaten)
    • For buttercream frosting
    • 125g butter
    • 250g icing sugar
    • 3 drops of vanilla extract
    • chocolate curls (white and milk chocolate) OPTIONAL

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Extra time:30min cooling  ›  Ready in:1hr10min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180C/Gas Mark 4 and lay out 12 cup cake cases on a baking tray.
    2. Using an electric mixer, mix the butter, sugar, flour and cocoa powder in a bowl adding the beaten eggs slowly into the bowl as you are mixing.
    3. Using a large spoon place equal amounts of mixture into the 12 cupcake cases. Place in the oven (near the top) and bake for 15 to 20 minutes – until firm to touch.
    4. Remove from the oven and leave to cool.
    5. Place the butter into a bowl, stir in the icing sugar and vanilla extract using a wooden spoon, then whisk until fluffy.
    6. Then spread the buttercream onto the cakes with a warm spoon or for a more proffesional look put the icing into a piping bag and squeeze plenty onto each cupcake.
    7. Decorate using chocolate curls. To make the curls take a vegtable peeler or a cheese slicer and run it along the chocolate until you get proffesional looking chocolate decorations


    Make sure your cupcakes are completely cool before adding the buttercream icing

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