Friday, 3 May 2013

Naughty Easy Chocolate Cupcakes with Butter Icing

This recipe is sadly not my own, it's taken from TheCakeRecipe website, have a look here: 

Ingredients (makes 20 cupcakes)

for the cupcakes - 

125g caster sugar
125g unsalted butter
100g self raising flour
25g cocoa powder (I used Green and Blacks)
2 medium eggs
1 tsp vanilla essence
2/3 tbsp milk (the recipe said 1tbsp but that wasn't enough)

for the butter icing -

125g unsalted butter
250g icing sugar
2 tbsp cocoa powder mixed with 2 tsp hot water

1. Heat the oven to 160°c. Arrange the cupcake cases on baking trays ready to place in the oven when the mixture is done.

2. Cream together the butter and the sugar in an electric mixer, and then add the eggs one at a time. 

3. Sieve the flour and cocoa powder into the egg mixture and fold it in.

4. Add the milk and vanilla essence and stir gently.

5. Once everything is fully mixed, spoon it into the cupcake cases so they are two thirds full. 

6. Bake the cupcakes for 15 minutes. Take them out and leave them to cool on a wire rack.

7. While the cupcakes are cooling, you can make the butter icing. Cream the butter in the electric mixer and then gradually sieve in the icing sugar. Finally, add the cocoa powder and scrape down the sides with a spatula, then fully mix the icing. 

8. Decorate the cupcakes with the yummy icing and top with something sweet.

Selling my goodies to help raise money for our Graduate exhibition 'Fleece'. At The Bargehouse, London from 12-18th July. Open to all.

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