Chocolate Cupcakes

by

Drop

POSTED Fri, 29 November 2019

Serves

24

Total Time

55 MINS

Calories

270

Dark chocolate cupcakes with a classic chocolate buttercream frosting.

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    INGREDIENTS


  • Plain flour icon
    Plain flour

    210 g (about 1 ½ cups)

  • Granulated sugar icon
    Granulated sugar

    400 g (about 2 cups)

  • Cocoa powder icon
    Cocoa powder

    150 g (about 1 ¾ cups)

  • Bicarbonate of soda icon
    Bicarbonate of soda

    8 g (about 1 ¾ teaspoons)

  • Salt icon
    Salt

    3 g (about ½ teaspoon)

  • Unsalted butter icon
    Unsalted butter

    120 g (about ½ cup)

  • Egg icon
    Egg

    2 (about 100 g)

  • Buttermilk icon
    Buttermilk

    250 g (about 1 cups)

  • Vanilla extract icon
    Vanilla extract

    9 g (about 2 teaspoons)

  • Hot coffee icon
    Hot coffee

    200 g (about ¾ cup)

  • Powdered sugar icon
    Powdered sugar

    300 g (about 2 ½ cups)

  • Unsalted butter icon
    Unsalted butter

    100 g (about ½ cup)softened

  • Milk icon
    Milk

    32 g (about 2 ⅛ tablespoons)

  • Chocolate 50% icon
    Chocolate 50%

    100 g (about ½ cup)

  • Dark chocolate icon
    Dark chocolate

    as neededflaked

    METHOD


  • 1. Pre-heat oven - 170°C
  • 2. Line 2 clean muffin pans
  • 3. Add plain flour, granulated sugar, cocoa powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt to a clean medium bowl
  • 4. Whisk together
  • 5. Add unsalted butter to a clean small glass bowl
  • 6. Melt and set aside
  • 7. Add egg, buttermilk and vanilla extract to a clean large mixing bowl
  • 8. Mix briefly
  • 9. Transfer content of small glass bowl to batter
  • 10. Mix until well combined
  • 11. Transfer dry ingredients to batter gradually while mixing
  • 12. Add hot coffee to a clean small bowl
  • 13. Transfer liquid to batter and mix
  • 14. Transfer batter to 2 muffin pans
  • 15. Bake until springy to touch and skewer tests clean - 24 min, 170°C, middle rack
  • 16. Let cool on round wire rack until completely cool
  • 17. Add powdered sugar, unsalted butter and cocoa powder to a clean large mixing bowl
  • 18. Cream together
  • 19. Add milk to the frosting bit by bit and mix
  • 20. Add chocolate 50% to a clean medium glass bowl
  • 21. Melt in double boiler
  • 22. Add chocolate mixture to frosting gradually and continue mixing
  • 23. Beat until fluffy - 5 min
  • 24. Frost cupcakes
  • 25. Decorate with dark chocolate

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