Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting

Chocolate Cupcakes


This recipe makes about 18 cupcakes.

For cupcakes:
1 1/2 cups flour
1 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups sugar
3/4 cup hot water
3/4 cup buttermilk
2 large eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

For chocolate frosting:
1 cup unsalted butter
3 Tablespoons dark corn syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 pinch salt
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa, sifted
1 lb confectioners’ sugar, sifted
1/2 cup whipping cream
candy sprinkles (optional)

Sift the flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt into the bowl of a heavy mixer fitted with the paddle attachment; add sugar. Turn the mixer on low and add, in order; water, milk, eggs, oil and vanilla; scrape down the sides of the bowl and beat on medium, briefly, to achieve a smooth batter.

Scoop the batter into muffin tins lines with paper baking cups; each cup should be about half full; slide the tins onto a baking sheet and bake at 325° until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 30 minutes.

While cupcakes are cooling, prepare the frosting.

Cream the butter in the bowl of a mixer, using the paddle attachment; beat in the corn syrup, vanilla and salt.

With the machine off, spoon in the cocoa; carefully turn the mixer on low so as to avoid cocoa inhalement; do likewise for the sugar, in three parts; last, add the cream then beat until fluffy.

When the cupcakes are completely cool, frost generously and shake on some sprinkles if you like.

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4 Responses to Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting

  1. Rachel says:

    Just made this recipe this morning for a client and I can’t stop eating the remaining cupcakes. It makes about 18 cupcakes in all. Really soft and delicious recipe. Thanks so much Saucygirl

  2. Rachel says:

    Hi ya, I posted the pics on my Facebook page. It’s tagged Black Black Chocolate Cupcakes in my Cupcakes Album…….lol… Cos they came out really dark colored. Am about to make into a 10 inch cake, hoping it comes out perfectly too…..cheers

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