Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Chocolate cupcakes with chocolate buttercream icing

chocolate cupcake with chocolate buttercream icing
This recipe will make 12 delicious regular size chocolate cupcakes.

chocolate cupcake with chocolate buttercream icing
Batter for the cupcakes
6 oz self raising flour
7 oz butter
7 oz sugar
2 eggs
1 oz cocoa powder
2 tbsp milk

*If you want to make vanilla cupcakes omit the cocoa powder and use 7 oz self raising flour and 1 tbsp of vanilla essence.

To prepare the self raising flour you will need...
1 cup of all purpose flour 
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt

Combine all the ingredients and store in an airtight container, and use it as needed. 

Sift the flour and cocoa powder together. Add all the other ingredients together and using a hand mixer beat till the ingredients are creamy. 

Place the batter equally in the cupcake pan lined with cupcake liner. Bake in a preheated 350F oven at 20 to 25 minutes. Check with a skewer to see if the cupcakes are done. Once the cupcakes cool decorate with buttercream icing. 
chocolate cupcake with chocolate buttercream icing
Chocolate buttercream
10 oz icing sugar
6 oz salted butter at room temperature
1 oz cocoa butter
2 tbsp milk

Whisk all the ingredients using a electric beater until it is smooth and creamy. Using a 1M piping tip, pipe on to the top of the cupcakes and decorate with sprinkles. 

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