Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

My recipe this weekend keeps it a little bit simple, but no less delicious. These were made to take to a friends birthday party as we were strictly told no gifts, but cake is cake right, who can say no to that?

I was not the only one to have that thought and there were 2 cakes and my Chocolate Chip Cupcakes to be shared around. You can never have enough cake right?

Ingredients

  • 175g of Butter
  • 100g of Sugar
  • 100g of Flour
  • ½ tsp of Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 1 tsp of Baking Powder
  • 2 Eggs
  • 100g of Dark Chocolate
  • 50g of Icing Sugar
  • 25g of Cocoa

 

Chocolate Chip Cupcakes
Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C (Fan) and put your cupcake cases into your tray
  2. Sift the sugar into a bowl and add 100g of the butter and cream until smooth
  3. Then sift in the flour, bicarbonate of soda and baking powder and mix until crumbly
  4. Then add the eggs and whisk until smooth
  5. Finally add the dark chocolate (cut into small pieces) and stir in
  6. Then spoon into your cupcake cases and bake for 10-12 minutes until cooked (the best way to tell is to gently push the cupcake and if it springs back, it is ready)
  7. Once the cupcakes have cooled you can start on the frosting
  8. Sift the icing sugar and cocoa into a bowl and add the remaining butter
  9. Cream together until smooth
  10. You can then use a palette knife or icing bag to decorate your cupcakes!

These Chocolate Chip Cupcakes may be simpler than some of the other cupcakes I bake but they are no less delicious. If kept at room temperature the chinks of dark chocolate will stay moist giving you a flash of rich smooth chocolate among the fluffy sponge.

Tip

In baking recipes like this I would always recommend using dark chocolate over milk chocolate. The higher cocoa content means it keeps it shape and flavour without adding additional moisture to the mix!

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One Comment Add yours

  1. thebakerswardrobe says:

    Hey looked at your blog it look awesome love it. Would be cool if you could check out mine I do something similar!
    http://thebakerswardrobe.wordpress.com

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