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Ultimate Chocolate Cupcakes

Chocolate on chocolate, with a side of chocolate - what more could you want from the most chocolate cupcake recipe out there!

12 cupcakes

Medium 40 Minutes

Ingredients

Ingredients

For the recipe  Ultimate Chocolate Cupcakes

For the Cupcakes:

110 g Butter or Margarine (4 oz)
110 g Caster Sugar (4 oz)
60 g Self-Raising Flour (3 oz) Sieved
15 g Dr. Oetker Fine Dark Cocoa Powder
2 ml Dr. Oetker Madagascan Vanilla Extract (2-3 drops)
12 Dr. Oetker Muffin Cases White
2 Mediums

For the Icing:

400 g Dr. Oetker Chocolate Buttercream Style Icing
50 g Dr. Oetker 35% Milk Chocolate

preparation

Preparation

1

Ultimate Chocolate Cupcakes

Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C Fan, Gas Mark 4). Place the Muffin Cases into a muffin tin.

2

Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in the eggs and the Vanilla Extract. If the mixture starts to curdle, add a little flour. Fold in the remaining flour and cocoa powder with a spoon.

3

Evenly divide the mixture between the Muffin Cases and bake for 15-20 minutes until well risen and firm to the touch.

4

Remove from the oven and leave to cool on a cooling rack.

5

Put the Chocolate Buttercream into a piping bag and pipe a swirl of icing on top of each cupcake and leave to set.

6

To decorate, soften the chocolate slightly over hot water, keeping it in one piece. Once slightly soft, use a potato peeler to shave chocolate curls from the chocolate. Stack the curls on the cupcakes.

Ingredients:
75g softened butter
175g icing sugar
45g (3 tbsp) Dr. Oetker Cocoa Powder
       
Method:
1. To make your own chocolate buttercream icing, place the softened butter into a bowl, sieve in the icing sugar and whisk until smooth. 
2. Add the cocoa powder and stir until smooth.

Nutritional Information for the recipe Ultimate Chocolate Cupcakes

Per Serving Per 100 g / ml
Energy 1160kJ
277kcal
1838kJ
439kcal
Fat 14.96g 23.74g
Carbohydrate 33.34g 52.92g
Protein 1.64g 2.60g