Cooking for Students Chocolate Cupcakes

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
*Makes 9

How’s it made?

  1. Preheat the oven to 180oC/350oF/Gas Mark 4. Put 9 paper cases in a muffin tray.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. To make the topping, stir the nuts and marshmallows into the melted chocolate. Pile on top of the cupcakes. Leave to set.