Uber chocolaty cupcake recipe

I needed to bake for a charity cake sale, so naturally I tried to find a super easy, majorly chocolaty, recipe for cupcakes…It turned out rather yummy, so here’s the recipe, it makes around 16 cupcakes.

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You will need:

For the cakes:

  • 200g of plain chocolate (I used 70%)
  • 200g of soft light brown sugar
  • 150g of butter
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 250g of self-raising flour

For the chocolaty topping:

  • 100g of plain chocolate
  • 50ml of double cream
  • 25g of icing sugar

What to do:

  1. Preheat oven to 160, and line the cupcake tin.
  2. Melt the butter, chocolate, sugar and 100ml of water in a double boiler, stirring occasionally. Then set aside to cool a little whilst you assemble the other ingredients.                                                      BeFunky_null_5.jpg
  3. Stir the eggs and vanilla into the chocolate mixture. Put the flour into a large bowl, then stir in the chocolate mixture until smooth.                                                                                               BeFunky_nugll_2.jpg
  4. Fill the cupcake cases, be careful not to fill all the way to the top as they will rise.
  5. Bake for about 20 min on a low shelf in the oven. (check after 15 minutes as you don’t want to totally dry them out).20150304_220927
  6. For the icing: melt the chocolate together with the double cream in a heatproof bowl over a pan of barely simmering water, once mostly melted stir in the icing sugar. Allow to cool for a minute, then apply to the cakes.
  7. Add any toppings you want (I used dried raspberries)

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