Chocolate Cupcakes

“I always bake these for functions and make cupcake towers.. school ordered these from me to sell for valentines day.. the children actually had big fights about whos going to buy the last ones.. some were then sold at 4x the price hehe had a laugh when they told me the story.. I always frost it with 7 minute or american frosting.. This frosting is anyway much cheaper than using icing sugar.. The recipe is actually for 12 cupcakes, but I ussualy get about 10 big cupcakes.”
READY IN:
40mins
SERVES:
10
YIELD:
10 cupcakes
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a small bowl add the boiling water to the cocoa slowly while stirring to prevent lumps until smooth. Let cool to room temperature.
  2. In a bowl, sift the flour, baking powder, and salt together. Set aside.
  3. Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg and beat until smooth. Beat in the vanilla extract. Add the flour mixture and beat until incorporated. Add the cocoa mixture and stir until smooth.
  4. Evenly fill the muffin cups with the batter and bake for about 17-20 minutes or until risen, springy to the touch, and a toothpick inserted into a cupcake comes out clean. Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool.

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