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
  • ยผtsp 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 190ยฐC. 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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