Thursday, 1 January 2009
Seriously, who doesn't like chocolate.
I love chocolate.
No. I really love chocolate. And I love cupcakes, so these little babies rock my world.
They're a bit different because they contain buttermilk (or vinegar and milk combined if you can't get buttermilk) so I wouldn't recommend licking the spoon. The batter just tastes weird.
1 1/4 cups plain (all purpose) flour
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup cocoa
1/2 tsp baking soda (bicarb)
1/2 cup (4oz) butter
1 large egg
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 tsp vanilla essence
Preheat oven to 180C (350F)
Cream Butter and sugar, add egg and vanilla and beat well.
Alternate adding buttermilk and flour until all is combined.
Line a 12 cup muffin pan and divide batter evenly.
Bake for 20-25 minutes a skewer comes out clean.
Remove to a cooling rack and once cool frost with;
4oz icing sugar
4 oz dark chocolate melted
(a little milk)
Cream butter and sugar together to make buttercream, add melted chocolate and beat again to combine. Add a little milk if the buttercream seems a little dry or you prefer a messier (nothing wrong with that) frosting.
Chocolate cupcakes definitely work for me. For more great WFMW ideas head on over to Rocks in my Dryer.