A Piece of Cake – Chocolate Cupcakes
Posted on February 7, 2014 by Dzung Thuy Nguyen
Who can resist the sweet and delicious charms of a cupcake? Easy to make, simple to decorate, and perfect for any occasion, these chocolate cupcakes can also be conveniently packed for a gift.
What’s in it?
- 2 tbs cocoa powder
- 2 tbs hot water
- 115g butter, softened
- 115g sugar
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 115g self raising flour
- 25g chopped mixed nuts
- 100g chocolate, melted
- 115g marshmallows
How’s it made?
- Preheat the oven to 180oC/350oF/Gas Mark 4. Put 9 paper cases in a muffin tray.
- Blend the cocoa powder and hot water then set aside. Play the butter and sugar in a large bowl then beat together until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in the eggs and cocoa mixture. Sift in the flour and, using a wooden spoon, fold in gently.
- Spoon the mixture into the paper cases. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, or until risen and firm to the touch. Transfer to a wire rack and leave to cool.
- To make the topping, stir the nuts and marshmallows into the melted chocolate. Pile on top of the cupcakes. Leave to set.