Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Chocolate cupcake recipe!

Hello my lovelies!

I am here with another baking recipe since they have been going down so well and I love doing them! These are probably my favourite ones so far because they tasted delicious and looked so pretty. I am super proud of these. As ever, if you try to make these please send me pictures because I love to see your baking too!

Ingredients for the cake
110g caster sugar
100g self-raising flour
110g butter
2 tbsp cocoa powder
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract

Ingredients for the icing
225g icing sugar
110g butter
2 tbsp milk (your choice of milk)
2 tbsp cocoa powder 

Pre-heat the oven to 190C/ 170C fan/gas mark 5

Step 1: The beauty of this recipe is that you can just bung everything in! So get all of your cake ingredients and put it into a mixing bowl. Make sure your butter is softened though otherwise it will make it more difficult to mix.

 Step 2: Stop mixing when it looks like this. All the flour and butter has been mixed in thoroughly and it is quite a heavy mix.

 Step 3: Line your cupcake case with 12 cupcake cases and spoon in the mixture. Fill them about half way so they will rise to the perfect level. Pop these in the oven for 10-15 minutes. Keep an eye on them.

 Step 4: While your cakes are baking you can start to mix your icing. Chuck all of the icing ingredients in a bowl again and mix this until it is well creamed. Because I was only doing a small swirl of icing I did have loads left over, so adjust your measurements based on how much icing you want to use in your design! Pop your mixture into a piping bag with a large star nozzle.

 Step 5: Get your cupcakes out of the oven. Test them with a cupcake probe or a large toothpick. If it comes out clean then your cakes are done. If it is not clean then pop them back in and check them again in another 2-3 minutes.

 Step 6: Remove them from the trays and put them on a plate or wire rack to cool. This is important. Do not ice them straight away otherwise the icing will start to melt and move around!

Step 7: Once the cupcakes are cool grab your piping bag and get to work on your design. I attempted to make a rose kind of shape - but this was my first time using a piping bag so I will need to practice a lot more!

Step 8: Add any decorative features that you want! I opted for a wafer daisy. I bought these in pink and white and thought that these would make a pretty final touch.

 Step 9: Enjoy your cupcakes and take loads of pictures of them!

I am honestly so proud of these ones. I can feel my baking skills increasing and who doesn't want cakes in their house?!

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