chocolate cupcakes

Easy chocolate cupcakes

Easy chocolate cupcakes

Difficulty: Easy

Time: 30 minutes + 15 minutes baking

Serves: 12 cupcakes

We fancied doing a bit of baking while waiting in for a delivery recently so needed to do something we had all the ingredients for in the store cupboard. My kids love making cupcakes – they’re really quick and simple and they come in the perfect size for them – and these easy chocolate cupcakes are no exception!

These chocolate cupcakes are great, because the cupcake is deliciously moist but not too sweet which balances nicely with the chocolate buttercream. They’re perfect simple bake for any bake sale, afternoon tea or party.



Ingredients

For the chocolate cupcakes
115g soft margarine/butter
110g caster sugar
225g self raising flour
2 large eggs
2 tbsp cocoa powder

For the chocolate buttercream
60g butter, unsalted
30g cocoa powder
250g icing sugar
3 tbsp milk

How to make easy chocolate cupcakes

Preheat the oven to 180C / 170C Fan /350F and prepare the baking tin

Get your toddler to line a muffin tin with paper cases.

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Add all the ingredients to a mixing bowl

One at a time, get your child to weigh the sugar and flour into a bowl then add in to your large bowl.

Weigh the butter, cut into a few pieces before adding to your bowl.

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Get your child to crack the eggs into a small bowl before adding to your mixture.

Spoon the cocoa powder into the mixing bowl.

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Mix everything together until the mixture is smooth

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Bake the easy chocolate cupcakes

Divide the mixture equally between your cases then pop your baking tray in the oven. We find the easiest way of doing this is to use an ice cream scoop – it’s the perfect amount and a lot less messy than using a spoon.

Bake for 12-15 minutes or until they are cooked and springy to touch. Transfer to a wire rack to and leave to cool.

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Make the icing

Measure the butter and cocoa powder and add it to a mixer. Beat them together until it’s nice and smooth.

Add the icing sugar and start to beat it in really slowly. If you have a lid, make sure it’s on otherwise, this makes a huge mess! Add the 3 tbps of milk so your mixture is less dry and comes together into a smooth buttercream.

Decorate the chocolate cupcakes

Get your kids to help you fill a piping bag with the chocolate buttercream and pipe some big swirls onto your cooled cupcakes. Add some sprinkles to finish.

If you don’t have a piping bag, just use a palette knife or butter knife to spread the chocolate buttercream on top and then decorate.

 

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Easy hocolate cupcakes

A really simple recipe for chocolate cupcakes that any child who wants to try baking will love.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Decorating time15 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Afternoon tea
Cuisine: American, British
Keyword: chocolate, cupcakes
Servings: 12
Author: cookingwithmykids

Ingredients

For the chocolate cupcakes

  • 115 g soft margarine/butter
  • 110 g caster sugar
  • 225 g self raising flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder

For the chocolate buttercream

  • 60 g butter unsalted
  • 30 g cocoa powder
  • 250 g icing sugar
  • 3 tbsp milk

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 180C / 170C Fan /350F and prepare the baking tinGet your toddler to line a muffin tin with paper cases.

  • Add all the ingredients to a mixing bowl. One at a time, get your child to weigh the sugar and flour into a bowl then add in to your large bowl. Weigh the butter, cut into a few pieces before adding to your bowl.
  • Get your child to crack the eggs into a small bowl before adding to your mixture. Spoon the cocoa powder into the mixing bowl.
  • Mix everything together until the mixture is smooth

Bake the chocolate cupcakes

  • Divide the mixture equally between your cases then pop your baking tray in the oven.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes or until they are cooked and springy to touch. Transfer to a wire rack to and leave to cool.

Make the icing

  • Measure the butter and cocoa powder and add it to a mixer. Beat them together until it’s nice and smooth. Add the icing sugar and start to beat it in really slowly.  Add the 3 tbps of milk so your mixture is less dry and comes together into a smooth buttercream.

Decorate the chocolate cupcakes

  • Fill a piping bag with the chocolate buttercream and pipe some big swirls onto your cooled cupcakes. Add some sprinkles to finish. If you don't have a piping bag, just use a palette knife or butter knife to spread the chocolate buttercream on top and then decorate

 

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