Who can resist a Chocolate Cupcake?
I've been so busy lately and have been promising my little man that we could make cupcakes so after my shout out was answered on twitter from the lovely Sam at Makeup Advice Forum for a recipe and a quick nip to the local shops i was good to go.
It turned out incredibly well so i thought I'd share the recipe in case anyone wanted to try it out.
Ingredients: 100g Plain Flour
20g Cocoa Powder
140g Caster Sugar
11/2 Tsp Baking Powder
Now as the title of the post suggests 'My Way' i didn't follow the instructions. Instead i chucked everything into a big mixing bowl together and whisked away until smooth. (Easy)
Popped into baking cases and into the oven for about 15 Min's or rather until i thought they looked ready :)
Leave to cool and prepare Topping:
300g Icing Sugar
30g Cocoa powder
Again i didn't really measure very accurately, i just chucked it all in and mixed away till smooth. The trick to get a good topping is to make sure its firm enough. I always add more icing sugar than i need so that the piping holds well.
Ive found the easiest way to make the cupcakes look nice is by using a good piping nozzle. This one is perfect and i picked it up in a set from TK max with a few other nozzles and bags for £9.99
Then after piping decorate and leave in the fridge to set.
They are admittedly a bit sickly but i think they look quite impressive and would make a nice gift if you want to take them to a party or something.
Oh and the cake itself comes out incredibly light and fluffy.
Have a great day xx