Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Chocolate cupcakes with chocolate frosting

Those are perfect for children's party. And if they are perfect for children everybody will like them. Not to mention that decorating them is such a fun. The recipe comes from '75 bets - ever muffins'.

Ingredients for 12-15 cupcakes:
  • 165g soft butter
  • 150g caster sugar
  •  1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 150g self- rising flour
  • 20g cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3 eggs
Preheat the oven to 180C. Line muffin tin with paper cases.

With an electric mixer beat together the butter, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy.
When ready gently fold in the flour, cocoa and baking powder. Add the eggs and beat well.

Spoon the batter into baking cases, 2/3 full. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until toothpick stick in the middle comes out clean. When ready transfer to a wire rack and let them cool down completely.

 Ingredients for frosting:
  • 200g creme fraiche
  • 200g chocolate (your favourite)
  • 50g icing sugar
  • sweets fro decoration
Put the creme fraiche into a sauce pan and heat up until hot but not boiling. Remove from heat. Break the chocolate into smaller pieces and add to hot creme fraiche. Swirl this mixture until chocolate is melted. Sift in the icing sugar and mix until smooth. Set aside to thicken slightly.

With a spoon spread this frosting over each cupcake top and decorate with your favourite sweets.

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