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Chocolate Cupcakes – Pretty chocolate cupcakes for any occasion

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These super spongy chocolate cupcakes, topped with creamy chocolate butter icing is a pure delight to serve around for a bunch of lively kids! With lots of oohs and aahs, they will gobble them up with such joy!

Happy baking friends!

Get ready with the following ingredients :

Self raising flour300 g
Stork spread/Butter/ Magerine300 g
Caster sugar300 g
Eggs5 medium
Lemon juice1 tsp
Salt3 pinches ( a must)
Baking powder1 tsp
Cocoa powder4 tbsp heaps
 Milk 1/4 cup

Let’s make it:

Set the oven to 180 C

Cream the batter

  •  Beat butter and sugar together until creamy,  using an electric hand mixer (3 mins beating is sufficient)
  • Add eggs, one at a time. Beat well after each addition
  • Add vanilla essence,  lemon juice, salt and beat for two rounds

Sieve Flour

  • Mix baking powder,  flour and cocoa powder and sieve onto the batter, holding the sieve well above it, allowing the air to escape
  • Fold the flour gently with a wooden spoon until everything turns into a creamy batter
  • Add milk.  Give a good mix with a wooden spoon going clockwise

Fill the cupcakes

  • Fill paper cupcake cases with the batter leaving a little room from the top allowing the cake to rise
  • Place the cupcake cases in a cupcake baking tray so that the cupcakes will stay steady and neat

Stick in them in Oven

  • Place the tray in the oven and bake for 20 – 25 mins. In the first 10 min do not open the oven door otherwise the cakes will slack
  • Insert a skewer into the middle of one of the cakes and if it comes clean, it’s ready

Let the cakes rest

  • Take the tray out from the oven and let it stand for 5 mins
  • Remove the cupcakes from the tray and place them on a cooling rack to cool off completely
  • Your cakes are ready to ice now

You can ice the cupcakes with either chocolate butter icing or chocolate fudge icing. Both recipes are given below.

To make the chocolate butter icing you will need ;

Icing sugar300 g
Stork spread or butter125 g
Cocoa powder5 tbsp
Milk2 tbsps
Lemona few drops
Vanillaa few drops
Sprinkles to decorate 
  • Sieve the icing sugar and cocoa powder together from a sieve on to a bowl
  • Add butter and beat together until creamy
  • Add milk, vanilla and lemon
  • Your chocolate icing is ready
  • Cover the cupcakes with chocolate icing one by one with a flat knife, often dipping it in warm water. If you desire an elegant look, use a piping bag or an icing syringe to make swirls
  • Throw some sprinkles on
  • Done!

To make the  Chocolate fudge icing you will need:

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 Icing sugar1/2 cup
Double cream1/4 cup
Butter/Stork spread50 g
Milk chocolate buttons110 g
Cocoa powder3 tbsp
  • In a small glass bowl place, chocolate drops, butter and double cream
  • Place a wider pan on the stove and fill it with hot  water
  • Dip the small glass bowl into the wide pan
  • Stir slowly until chocolates melt along with butter and cream
  • If the chocolates are hard, heat up the pan with water under the very light flame
  • Add sieved icing sugar and cocoa powder
  • Take out from the pan and stir until you are left with a creamy chocolaty melt
  • Leave to cool
  • Pour chocolate fudge cream on to the cupcakes
  • Sprinkle some decorative sprinkles
  • Enjoy!
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Chocolate Fudge Cake – A velvety chocolaty cake for any occassion

cake Oozing with creamy chocolate melts, this fudge cake will set your mouth watering, Just by seeing before you take a bite out of it!  You can make the fudge cream on the previous day and store it in the fridge to make the process easier and quicker.  Just heat up the fudge in the microwave for 10 seconds to melt and pour over the cake.  Easy !!!

This cake could be served as a dessert after an elaborated supper. Your guests will love to relax on the sofa and indulge in this divine treat  while listening to some Jazz.  And you will not fail to sigh in contentment and pride !!!

Three cheers to this beauty!!!

cake2-300x223 What you need:

Self raising flour 300 g
Butter/Margarine/Stork spread 300 g
Caster sugar 300 g
Eggs 5
Baking powder 1 tsp
Cocoa powder 4 tbsp
Salt 2 pinches  (a must)
Lemon 1 tsp
Double cream 2 tbsp
 Milk  1 tbsp

Let’s make it: Set the oven to 180 C . (Temperature conversion for ovens is given under Tips)

  • Beat butter and sugar together until creamy,  using an electric hand mixer.  This will take approximately  3 mins. Make sure you beat clockwise.
  • Add eggs, one at a time. Make sure you beat well after each addition.
  • Add vanilla essence,  lemon juice, salt and beat for two rounds.
  • Mix baking powder,  flour and cocoa powder and sieve onto the cake batter, holding the sieve well above it, allowing the air to escape.
  • Do not use the electric mixer at this point.  Fold the flour gently with a wooden spoon until everything turns into a creamy batter.
  • Add double cream and milk.  Mix all together.
  • Line up a baking tray with parchment paper and spoon the batter into the baking tray and flatten with a spatula.
  • Lift up the tray and drop it twice onto your kitchen-top gently, allowing the batter to spread and settle evenly on the try.
  • Pop it in to the oven for 20-30 mins depending on your oven.
  • Insert a skewer into the middle of the cake and if it comes clean,  your cake is ready.
  • Take it out from the oven and let it rest for 10 mins.
  • Slowly remove from the tray and place it on a cooling rack.  Let the cake cool down completely.
  • Dip a long bread knife in hot water, wipe clean and slice the cake into two slices.  Cut the cake into four and then slice if you find it is difficult to slice the full cake.
  • Your cake must cool off completely to lay fudge on top.  This will take upto 2 hrs.

Let’s make the Fudge now. Get the following ingredients ready:

 Icing sugar 1/2 cup
Double cream 1/4 cup
Butter/Stork spread 50 g
Milk chocolate buttons 110 g
Cocoa powder 3 tbsp

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  • In a small glass bowl place chocolate drops, butter and double cream.
  • Place a wider pan on stove and  fill it with  hot  water.
  • Dip the small glass bowl into the wide pan.
  • Stir slowly until chocolates melt along with butter and cream.
  • If the chocolates are hard, heat up the pan with water under very light flame.
  • Add sieved icing sugar and cocoa powder.
  • Take out from the pan and stir until you are left with a creamy chocolaty melt.
  • Leave to cool.
  • With the help of a flat knife or spatula pat the creamy chocolate melt onto the bottom layer of the cake.  Place the top layer, remove the upper crust with a help of a long knife and press down softly so that both layers stick together properly.
  • Pour chocolate cream on the  top layer.  Let it slide from top and drip down.
  • Sprinkle some decorative sprinkles or you can simply shave a  white chocolate to have nice white curly shaves on top.
  • Enjoy !

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