Chocolate Cupcakes

by

Fresco

Posted 5 April 2022 (Last updated 5 April 2022)

Serves

24

Total Time

55mins

Calories

270

Dark chocolate cupcakes with a classic chocolate buttercream frosting.

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    Ingredients

  • All purpose flour icon
    All purpose flour210 g
  • Granulated sugar icon
    Granulated sugar400 g
  • Cocoa powder icon
    Cocoa powder200 g
  • Baking soda icon
    Baking soda8 g
  • Salt icon
    Salt3 g
  • Unsalted butter icon
    Unsalted butter120 g
  • Egg icon
    Egg2
  • Buttermilk icon
    Buttermilk250 g
  • Vanilla extract icon
    Vanilla extract9 g
  • Hot coffee icon
    Hot coffee200 g
  • Powdered sugar icon
    Powdered sugar300 g
  • Unsalted butter icon
    Unsalted butter100 gsoftened
  • Milk icon
    Milk30 g
  • Chocolate 50% icon
    Chocolate 50%100 g
  • Dark chocolate icon
    Dark chocolateas neededflaked
    Method

  • 1. Pre-heat oven - 170°C
  • 2. Line 2 clean muffin pans
  • 3. Add all purpose flour, granulated sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt to a clean medium bowl
  • 4. Whisk together
  • 5. Add unsalted butter to a clean small glass bowl
  • 6. Melt in microwave and set aside
  • 7. Add egg, buttermilk and vanilla extract to a clean large mixing bowl
  • 8. Mix briefly
  • 9. Transfer content of small glass bowl to batter
  • 10. Mix until well combined
  • 11. Transfer dry ingredients to batter gradually while mixing
  • 12. Add hot coffee to a clean small bowl
  • 13. Transfer liquid to batter and mix
  • 14. Transfer batter to 2 muffin pans
  • 15. Bake until springy to touch and skewer tests clean - 24 min, 170°C, middle rack
  • 16. Let cool on round wire rack until completely cool
  • 17. Add powdered sugar, unsalted butter and cocoa powder to a clean large mixing bowl
  • 18. Cream together
  • 19. Add milk to the frosting bit by bit and mix
  • 20. Add chocolate 50% to a clean medium glass bowl
  • 21. Melt in double boiler
  • 22. Add chocolate mixture to frosting gradually and continue mixing
  • 23. Beat until fluffy - 5 min
  • 24. Frost cupcakes
  • 25. Decorate with dark chocolate

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