Ultimate Chocolate Cupcake Recipe

Ultimate Chocolate Cupcake Recipe

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Today I wanted to share my favourite chocolate cupcake recipe with you, based on one I found online a few years back (potentially from the Hummingbird Bakery but I'm not sure). This recipe makes the lightest, fluffiest cakes with a rich chocolatey frosting you just cannot say no to - perfect for everything from a Birthday to a cozy Sunday afternoon.


- Chocolate Cupcakes

  • 100g plain flour

  • 20g cocoa powder

  • 140g caster sugar

  • 1 1/2tsp baking powder

  • a pinch of salt

  • 40g unsalted butter, at room temperature

  • 120ml whole milk

  • 1 egg

  • ¼tsp vanilla extract

- Chocolate Frosting

  • 300g icing sugar, sifted

  • 100g unsalted butter, at room temperature

  • 40g cocoa powder, sifted

  • 40ml whole milk

  • Sprinkles, to decorate

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Preheat the oven to 190°C. Place 12 cupcakes case in your cupcake tin. Mix together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Add the butter and beat together on a slow speed until it looks like breadcrumbs. Beat together the eggs and milk in a separate jug. Gradually add the egg/milk mix to the 'breadcrumbs', using an electric whisk to beat on a slow and then medium speed until you get a smooth batter. Divide the mixture between the cupcake cases so that they're about 2/3 full. Place in the oven and bake for 18-20 minutes.Let the cakes cool slightly before removing from the tin, then leave on a wire rack to cool.

Combine the icing sugar with the cocoa powder. Whisk this with the butter until you have a fine texture. Next, add the milk and gradually increase the speed of the whisk until fluffy and soft. When the cupcakes have cooled, add your icing using a piping bag to create a swirly effect and top with sprinkles!

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