Food and Drink Recipes

Dark Chocolate Cupcakes

Ingredients for Dark Chocolate Cupcakes:
40g Cocoa Powder
20g Dark Chocolate, broken into pieces & melted
240ml Boiling Water
175g Self Raising Flour
2 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Salt
115g Unsalted Butter
200g Granulated White Sugar
2 large eggs
2 tsp Vanilla Extract

Ingredients for Chocolate Fudge Frosting:
120g Dark Chocolate, broken into pieces
150g Unsalted Butter
160g Icing Sugar
2 tsp Vanilla Extract

Method:
1. Preheat oven to 190°c & line a muffin tray with 15 muffin cases. In a small bowl stir the boiling hot water and the cocoa powder until smooth. Add in the melted Dark Chocolate then let it cool to room temperature. In another bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder & salt.

2. With a hand mixer, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating until smooth. Beat in the vanilla extract. Add the flour mixture and beat only until mixed well. Then add the cooled cocoa mixture and stir until smooth.

3. Fill each muffin cup two-thirds full with mix and bake for about 15 minutes or until risen, springy to the touch, and a toothpick inserted into a cupcake comes out clean. Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool. Once the cupcakes have completely cooled, frost with icing.

4. For the frosting, melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl placed over a saucepan of simmering water. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature. With a hand mixer, beat the butter until smooth and creamy. Add the sugar and beat until it is light and fluffy. Beat in the vanilla extract. Add the chocolate and beat on low speed until mixed well. Increase the speed to medium-high and beat until frosting is smooth and glossy.

5. Ice the cupcakes anyway you wish, I used a piping bag along with a large star nozzle. Top with Chocolate Squares or Sprinkles. I put the Chocolate & Love chocolate to good use & they turned out amazing!

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11 Comments

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    B
    April 24, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    They look delicious! I will give it a try

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    ananyah
    April 25, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    @B: they are really yummy, melt in your mouth! I baked them for the guys at work & they loved them!

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    Rob
    April 25, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    They look dead nice indeed – the guys at your office are very lucky!

  • Reply
    ananyah
    April 25, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    @Rob: they were rob! & yes they are lucky having me around hahaha! hows u? xx

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    Stewart Priest
    April 26, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    Might give it a go – can you substitute with milk chocolate?

  • Reply
    Laialy_q8
    April 28, 2010 at 7:02 am

    I need to make these this weekend

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    Faith
    April 29, 2010 at 12:22 am

    Oh my!! That looks absolutely heavenlyyyyyyy.
    I’ve bookmarked it and can’t wait to try them! :D
    Will blog about it when I do :)

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    Marzouq
    May 1, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    That looks like a chocolate overdose! Damn! I want some brownies now!

  • Reply
    BNDQ8
    May 5, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    Thats one yummylicious recipe…will definately try it out with my sister… :) which Cocoa Powder did u use for this recipe ??

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    ananyah
    May 7, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    @BNDQ8: just supermarket own brand cocoa

  • Reply
    ananyah
    May 8, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    @Stewart Priest: yes you can :D

    @Faith: lemme know how it goes :D

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