Indulgent Chocolate Cupcakes

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A box of these cupcakes makes for a lovely gift for a friend (hello Kristin!) and everyone loves chocolate so they’re a true crowd pleaser.

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A soft chocolate sponge cake, topped with a swirl of creamy buttercream, drizzled with chocolate and decorated with whatever chocolate morsels you can get your hands on.

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Indulgent Chocolate Cupcakes 

(makes 8 cupcakes, you will need a star piping tip and a piping bag)

Ingredients:

  • 65g Butter
  • 65g Castor sugar
  • 65g Self Raising flour
  • 30g Icing Sugar
  • 30g Cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 1 Egg
  • 100ml Milk

(for the Icing and decoration)

  • 100g Butter
  • 200g Icing Sugar
  • 50g Milk Chocolate
  • 10g Cocoa Powder
  • Chocolate decorations
  1. Now the cakes really don’t need explanation, simply place all the ingredients in a bowl and beat till smooth, that’s it! Pop into cupcake cases and bake at 180oC for 15 minutes.
  2. For the buttercream, cream the butter till pale and then sieve in the icing sugar and cocoa and continue to beat till smooth and creamy, adding a teaspoon of water if necessary.
  3. Fill a piping bag with the buttercream and pipe swirls on top of the cakes once they have cooled. Melt the chocolate and drizzle over the tops and then decorate with what ever chocolate pieces you can get your hands on, in my case, mint matchsticks.

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Put in a pretty box, wrap and share!

Rachel

 

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. They look indulgent indeed. Sooooo yummy (:

    Liked by 1 person

  2. threebrits says:

    wow these look incredible! Your piping skills are amazing!

    Liked by 1 person

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