Chocolate CupCakes - Wicked Wednesday

Another week has passed and another wicked treat has been served.  This week we've made really easy and very tasty Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Butter Cream icing.

These are light in texture for a Chocolate Cupcake but they have a bit flavour punch.  The best part of this recipe is it's simplicity, while it does have a few ingredients, it has very few steps.

These cupcakes would be equally good for an afternoon treat, children's party or formal Afternoon tea.  My batch has been well enjoyed by all.

Enjoy

  Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream icing

Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream icing

Recipe:

Ingredients:  Makes 24

Cupcakes

  • 2 Cups Sugar
  • 1 3/4 Cups plain flour
  • 3/4 cup Cocoa Powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla essence
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Bicarb soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup boiling water

Chocolate Buttercream icing

  • 125g butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup Cocoa powder
  • 2 1/2 cups icing sugar (Sifted)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence

Method

Cupcakes

  1. Pre heat oven to 180 c.
  2. Prepare 2 x 12 muffin pans with cupcake papers. 
  3. Place everything except the boiling water in a bowl and mix well.
  4. Add the boiling water and stir through (The mixture should be more liquid than a standard cake batter).
  5. Divide the mixture equally between the muffin pans. 
  6. Bake for 15 - 18 minutes.

Chocolate Buttercream Icing

  1. Beat the butter until pale.
  2. Add the cocoa powder and mix well.
  3. Add the icing sugar and milk and mix well.
  4. stir in the vanilla essence.
  5. Pipe onto cupcakes with a large pipping nozzle..
  6. enjoy.