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Simple Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe

Simple Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe
This is a very simple chocolate cupcake recipe that I used to make some cupcakes for a friend’s birthday. It only takes around 20 minutes to prepare the batter and icing and the outcome is deliciously moist and very chocolaty cupcakes that everyone will love!
Ingredients (makes 12 cupcakes):

  • 175g butter
  • 175g caster sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 150g self-raising flour (sifted)
  • 50g cocoa (sifted)
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt

Ingredients (chocolate icing):

  • 100g  dark chocolate
  • 100g butter

Directions:

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C / gas mark 4.
  • Put all the ingredients into a bowl and mix until just combined and smooth. Don’t mix the batter for too long.
  • Arrange 12 cupcake liners in a cupcake tray and divide the mixture evenly into each liner.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes and then leave the cupcakes to cool on a wire rack.
  • To make the icing, chop the chocolate and butter into small pieces place it in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of boiling water until melted. Mix the melted butter and chocolate together to form the icing.
  • Let the icing cool for around 15 minutes until it has thickened and then spread it over each cupcake. Decorate the icing with chocolate pieces or any other cute decorations!

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