Chocolate Cupcakes
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Chocolate Cupcakes or Cake

These easy chocolate cupcakes are light, fluffy, and so much more moist and flavorful than anything you could get out of a box.

We are using our Sugar and Crumbs Natural Flavoured Cocoa Powders.
With our Natural Flavoured Cocoa Powder, you can bake these easy cupcakes in any flavour from our range of cocoa powders.

If you would like to check our full range of Natural Flavoured Icing Sugars and Cocoa Powders click here.

In addition, you can decorate these classic cupcakes with buttercream flowers using our Nifty Nozzles, the genuine Russian piping tips.

As a general rule, we recommend eating your cupcakes on the day of baking or within 24 hours for the best flavour, but they will last up to 2 days.

You can also freeze for 3 months.

Check more recipes out here.

Ingredients Chocolate Cupcakes

Cupcake Batter
150g Margarine
150g Caster Sugar
3 Large Eggs
110g Self Raising Flour
40g of Sugar and Crumbs Natural Flavoured Cocoa Powder of your choice
Buttercream
250g Block Butter Unsalted or Salter (Personal Preference) – Softened
500g Plain Icing Sugar 
35g Flavoured Cocoa Powder use the same flavour you used for cupcakes.

Instructions

Cupcake Batter

1. Pre-heat the oven to 165 C, 350 F, Gas mark 3 for domed cupcakes, 140 C, 275 F, Gas 1-2 for flat-top cupcakes.

2. Line a 12-hole muffin tin with paper cases.

3. Cream the margarine and sugar together in a bowl until light and fluffy.

4. Beat in the eggs a little at a time.

5. Fold in the flour and Sugar and Crumbs Natural Flavoured Cocoa Powder flavour of your choice.

6. Add a tablespoon of warm boiled water, give it a quick mix in the mixer for 30-40 seconds.

7. Spoon the mixture into the paper cases until they are 2/3 full, or an 8-inch sponge tin.

8. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes or skewer inserted into one of the cakes comes out clean.

9.  Set aside to cool for 10 minutes, then remove from the tin and cool on a wire rack.

Buttercream

  1. Mix butter till lovely soft and fluffy
  2. Add Icing Sugar and cocoa powder, chop in to avoid an icing cloud.
  3. Slowly mix on the mixer building up to full speed then beat for 20 seconds, if buttercream is still firm add hot boiling water a teaspoon at a time until you get to you desired consistency.
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