Cooking Ideas & Recipes by Joana Reis

Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe

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This week I made cupcakes with my little sister, she is 6 year old. We decided to make chocolate cupcakes with melted chocolate on top (she doesn’t like icing).

We had a brilliant time making, decorating and eating these yummy chocolate cupcakes.

Chocolate Cupcakes

Ingredients for the chocolate cupcakes:

  • 80g unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 280g caster sugar, sifted
  • 200g self-raising flour, sifted
  • 120g melted milk chocolate, I used Cadbury’s milk chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons of good quality chocolate powder
  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder
  • 240ml of milk
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 120g melted milk chocolate for topping.

Method for the Chocolate Cupcakes

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4. Put paper cupcake cases on your cupcake tray.
  2. Put the butter in a large bowl and with the wooden spoon mix the butter.

    Mixing the butter

  3. Add the sugar, with an electric whisk beat the sugar and butter until nice and fluffy.
  4. Add the flour, baking powder and beat on a low speed for a few minutes. Until the mixture is well combined.

    Dry Mixture

  5. Pour the milk into a jug, add the eggs and whisk. Pour some of this mixture to the dry mixture.
  6. Beat on a medium speed, then add a little more and beat again.
  7. Repeat until the both mixtures are combined.

    Well combined mixture

  8. Start melting the 120g of chocolate.
  9. When both mixtures are combined, beat well for a few minutes until the mixture is nice and creamy.
  10. Add the two tablespoons of chocolate powder.
  11. Once the chocolate is melted, add it to the mixture and beat well until the mixture is nice and creamy

    Add the melted chocolate to the mixture

  12. Spoon the batter to the cupcake cases and bake for 18-20 minutes or until the skewer comes out clean or brown.
  13. Once the cupcakes are done, remove from the oven and leave to cool for 2 minutes in the baking tray.
  14. Remove from the baking tray and leave to cool in a wiring rack.
  15. For the topping, melt 120g of chocolate and spoon on top of the cupcakes.

    Chocolate Cupcakes

  16. Leave to cool for a few minutes and decorate.

    Yummy cupcakes

  17. We used, marshmallows, hundreds and thousands and honeycombs.

    My little helper