Chocolate Cupcakes

Chocolate Cupcakes Moist chocolate cupcakes topped with chocolate buttercream icing and mini m&m’s. Chocolate, chocolate, some color and more chocolate 😀

Ingredients (makes 12 regular and 20 mini cupcakes)

  • 100g unsweetened dark chocolate, melted
  • 80g unsalted butter, softened
  • 160g soft brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 170g plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 200ml milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Chocolate Cupcakes

For the chocolate buttercream icing:

  • 100g unsweetened dark chocolate, melted
  • 100g unsalted butter, softened
  • 220g powdered sugar
  • ½ tablespoon milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Chocolate Cupcakes

  1. Preheat oven to 160°C and line a 12 hole cupcake tray with cupcake cases.
  2. Beat egg yolks in a mixing bowl for a minute and return it to a separate plate.Chocolate Cupcakes
  3. Place sugar and butter in mixing bowl and beat for few minutes until incorporated, then add the beaten egg yolks.
  4. Add melted chocolate and continue beating for about 2 minutes.
  5. In a separate bowl mix all dry ingredients, place milk in a glass or small jug and add vanilla.
  6. Add both dry ingredients and the milk into the main mixture and keep beating, until incorporated and smooth.
  7. Whisk egg whites in a separate bowl, keep whisking until soft peaks form.Chocolate Cupcakes
  8.  Add the egg white foam into the main batter by slowly folding using a spatula.Chocolate Cupcakes
  9. Spoon/ pipe into cupcake cases filling ¾ full.
  10. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, then leave to cool down on a wire rack.
  11. Repeat same with mini cupcakes, baking them for 15 minutes.
  12. Prepare the buttercream icing by placing butter, melted chocolate, milk and vanilla in a mixing bowl with half of the powdered sugar, beat for few minutes, then add the remaining powdered sugar and the salt and keep beating, until smooth and creamy.Chocolate Cupcakes
  13. Place the icing in a piping bag with piping tip of your choice, then pipe over cooled cupcakes and sprinkle some mini m&m’s on top.

Chocolate Cupcakes

 

Chocolate Cupcakes

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