Sunday, 22 September 2013

Chocolate Cupcakes

Today is our good friend's birthday from pole vault so we decided to make her cupcakes! Even though they are still yummy, we decided vanilla cupcakes were a tad boring so chocolate it was! These cupcakes are actually SO easy so they are perfect if you need to make a friend a birthday treat with not much time. They are moist and absolutely delicious and go perfectly well with the icing we put together too :)

You can embellish them however you want, but we decided some colour against the brown would look good so we went with some baking bling (sprinkle sort of things) ;) We were going to use M&Ms but of course we found out our brother Tom had eaten them all!! 

Our batter looked a bit separated which we thought was a problem but the cupcakes still turned out fantastic so don't worry if this happens to you! 

When filling the cupcake patty pans with batter, make sure you fill them about three quarters of the way full. This is essential as under-filling will result in dry and overdone cupcakes, and over-filling will result in the surface cracking with a huge pointed peak and the need for more time in the oven to cook. 

Chocolate Cupcakes 



¾ cup plain flour
¼ cup cocoa 
½ cup caster sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
80g butter  
2 eggs
½ cup milk


60g butter, softened 
¼ cup icing sugar, sifted
1 tbsp cocoa 
2 tbsp milk 



1. Preheat oven to 160 degrees Celsius. Prepare 12 hole muffin tins with patty pans. 
2. Sift all dry ingredients into a mixing bowel.
3. Make a well in the centre and add the rest of the dry ingredients. Beat on low speed until just combined, then increase the speed to medium speed for about two minutes. 
4. Fill patty pans until they are three-quarters of the way full. Bake for 15-18 minutes. 
5. Wait until cooled completely before icing. Add decorations to make your cupcakes look beautiful!


1. Sift dry ingredients into a mixing bowel and add butter and milk. 
2. Mix until light and fluffy.
3. Apply to cupcakes :)

Sifting dry ingredients into mixing bowel

Cracking an egg!

The right consistency of the batter

Cupcakes out of the oven

Ready to be iced


Placing Icing into our homemade piping bag

Start in the centre...

...and work your way around

And that's all it is! Told you it was easy didn't I? 

Keep cooking, twins in the kitchen :)