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Easy Chocolate Cupcakes

Easy Chocolate Cupcakes

Make these with the kids, they will love making them almost as much as eating them.

The thing with making cupcakes is that it is almost impossible to go wrong, even if you do make a mistake you will still create something wonderful and something tasty. So go on, make yourself a little treat, something for the weekend perhaps. The other thing with Cupcakes is that you should not limit yourself with the size, make little mouthfuls or ever a massive one, you will always have just as much fun making them as eating them.

Ingredients

·        300g dark chocolate , broken into chunks - don't use one with a high cocoa content

·        200g self-raising flour

·        200g light muscovado sugar , plus 3 tbsp extra

·        6 tbsp cocoa

·        150ml sunflower oil , plus a little extra for greasing

·        284ml pot soured cream

·        2 eggs

·        1 tsp vanilla extract

Method

1.      Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4 and line a 10-hole muffin tin with paper cases. Whizz the chocolate into small pieces in a food processor. In the largest mixing bowl you have, tip in the flour, sugar, cocoa, oil, 100ml soured cream, eggs, vanilla and 100ml water. Whisk everything together with electric beaters until smooth, then quickly stir in 100g of the whizzed-up chocolate bits. Divide between the 10 cases, then bake for 20 mins until a skewer inserted comes out clean (make sure you don't poke it into a chocolate chip bit). Cool on a wire rack.

2.      To make the icing, put the remaining chocolate bits, soured cream and 3 tbsp sugar in a small saucepan. Heat gently, stirring, until the chocolate is melted and you have a smooth icing. Chill in the fridge until firm enough to swirl on top of the muffins, then tuck in.

Once you have made any Cupcake it is really easy to decorate them to look like anything, a cat, a dog, a face or a football, let your imagination run free. Have fun with them. Here are a few other Chocolate Cupcake Recipes for you to try. But the best thing is just learn the basic cupcake then go wild in the kitchen.

 

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