Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Yummy chocolate cupcakes with chocolate frosting

I used to bake those cupcakes before but never decorated them with frosting. Most of the time we ate them plain or with fondant. To remind you please have a look here. This time I have decided to try them with frosting. I used this particular frosting before for beetroot muffins . This frosting is very tasty, chocolaty and really fuss free to make. Honestly it takes only a few minutes to make this one. Also you don't have to remember to take our your ingredients from a fridge good few hours before. 
Anyway I took this two recipes and turned them into delicious, yummy, fluffy, chocolaty cupcakes. They are perfect for any children parties and believe me  adults will love them too. 

 Ingredients for 12 - 18 cupcakes:
  • 250g margarine
  • 4 tbsp milk
  • 4 tbsp baking cocoa
  • 1 and 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 and 1/2 cup of self rising flour
  • 16g vanilla sugar
Put the margarine, milk, cocoa powder, and sugar into a big pot. Heat the ingredients up until start boiling, stirring occasionally. When ready, set aside to cool the mixture down. 

Preheat the oven to 200C. Line muffin with with paper cases.

Separate the egg whites. Put the yolks in a small bowl as you will add them to the batter later.
Whisk the egg whites until stiff, set aside. 

When the mixture in a pot is close to room temperature add the flour and yolks and mix in well. Then gently fold in whisked egg whites.

Spoon the batter into paper cases half full. Bake in preheated oven for 20 - 25 minutes. Check with skewer, when clean after inserted in the middle of the cake it is time to remove cupcakes form the oven. Transfer the cupcakes to wire rack to cool them down completely before frosting.

 While cupcakes are cooling down prepare the frosting.

Ingredients for frosting:
  • 60g margarine
  • 60g baking cocoa
  • 90 ml milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract*
  • 460g icing sugar

* most of the flavour comes form vanilla extract, please use a good quality one

Melt the margarine and pour it into an electric mixer bowl. Add the cocoa and mix them until form thick paste. Then pour in the milk and vanilla. Mix for a while then add the sugar. Mix the mixture until turn into smooth, creamy frosting. Set the frosting aside for a few minutes it will stiffen a little. 

Transfer the frosting into piping bag with your favourite nozzle  and decorate the cupcakes. Mine were for children so I have sprinkled them with mini Smarties.

 Enjoy !

Recipe in Polish

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