Chocolate cupcakes!

A few weeks ago, my friend Yascha gave me a book with 500 recipes for cupcakes. Today I tried one of the recipes: chocolate cupcakes with chocolate buttercream.

This is the recipe:

Classical chocolatecakes with chocolatebuttercream
(for approximately 18 cakes)

Ingredients for the cakes
230 g soft butter
230 g very fine sugar
175 selfrising bakingflour
1 teaspoon baking powder
4 tablespoons cacaopowder
4 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla essence

Ingredients for the icing
300 g (broken) pure chocolate
2 tablespoons whipped cream
115 g soft butter
300 g sieved powdered sugar

How to make
Pre-heat the oven at 175 degrees (or 2-3 for gas ovens). Take a muffintray with 18 spaces and line with paper liners. Mix all ingredients for the cakes in a big bowl using a mixer. Mix for 2-3 minutes so the batter is smooth. Put the batter into the shapes in the tray. Bake the cakes for 20 minutes. Take the tray out of the oven and leave for 5 minutes. Take out the cakes and let them cool down. For the icing, put the butter and the chocolate in a pan and put it on low heat. Stir till everything has mixed. Take the pan of the fire and stir the powdered sugar through the chocolate till it's a smooth mixture. Put some of the mixture on each cake.

Note from me:
I discovered that the powdered sugar for the icing is way to much (it makes the icing, which should be creamy, way too thick), you could use way less or maybe even no powdered sugar. I also left out the whipped cream, because it doesn't come back in the recipe. I think they just use it as a topping for the cakes. By the way, I translated the recipe from Dutch and I'm not a very good translator so some things might sound a bit weird.

Apart from that, the cupcakes are really delicious!

1 comment:

  1. YUMMMMMM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!