I was in the kitchen the other morning with the littlest baker and as she fell asleep in her bouncy chair, I thought I’d make some cupcakes.
I decided to do chocolate as I hadn’t made chocolate ones in a really long time and I’ve been a bit of a chocoholic these last few weeks (years!). I also had a couple of bars of dark chocolate stashed in my baking cupboard so half a bar would make my chocolate chips.
When it came to icing them I thought I’d use a splash of my Moka Varnelli as its just lovely. It goes well with any kind of cake and dark chocolate cupcakes are no exception.
I made these cupcakes in muffin cases so they are extra large and I only got 9 out of the mix but if you used normal cupcake size then you’d get at least 12 out.
Dark chocolate cupcakes
5tbsp icing sugar
1tbsp cocoa powder
Dash of Moka Varnelli (or any other flavour you fancy)
Preheat the oven to Gas 4 160c
Cream together the sugar and Margarine till it has changed to a pale white colour.
Add an egg and a tablespoon of flour, mix together then do the same with the other egg and flour. This helps the mix not to look like its splitting.
Separate into the cake cases and bake in the oven for at least 20 minutes or until the cake springs back when you gently press on it.
Once cooled whip up the buttercream ingredients together till the mixture is light and fluffy then use to top the cakes.