Friday, June 14, 2013

Basic Chocolate Cupcake


225g unsalted butter softened
225g caster sugar
225g self raising flour
1tsp baking powder
4Tbs cocoa powder
4 eggs
1tsp vanilla essence

Preheat oven to 175 degrees.

Place paper cases in muffin tray.

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl & whisk until smooth.

Spoon batter into cases.

Bake for 20 mins then remove from oven & cool for 5 mins before removing the cupcakes from the tin & cool in wire rack.

Icing:

100grams chopped plain chocolate (I used dark)
2Tbs of double cream
50grams unsalted butter softened 
100grams icing sugar

Put the chocolate, cream & butter in a saucepan over a low heat.

Stir gently until combined.

Remove from heat & stir in icing sugar until the mixture is smooth.

Swirl onto cupcakes & enjoy! :-)



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