The Annual Gall Tír Bake-sale cupcakes Part 2

 

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So if you read the previous post on part 1, I had a bit of a meltdown when I had trouble with frosting my vanilla cupcakes. Whilst this was happening I found myself making chocolate cupcakes too. They turned out perfectly! Chocolate cupcakes with a chocolate frosting .

Ingredients

3/4 cup of cocoa powder ( I use mix of weight watchers/ Aero/ Bournville)

3/4 cup of hot water

3 cups of flour

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp baking powder

1 1/4 tsp Maldon salt

1 1/2 cups od unsalted butter

2 1/4 cups of sugar

4 large eggs

1 tbsp + 1tsp vanilla extract

1 cup of sour cream

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Directions

Preheat oven to 180˚. Line muffin tins. Whisk together cocoa and hot water until smooth. In another bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.

Melt butter with sugar in a saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring to combine. Remove from heat, and pour into a mixing bowl. With an electric mixer on medium-low speed, beat until mixture is cooled, 4 to 5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until each is mixed. Add vanilla, then cocoa mixture, and beat until combined. Reduce speed to low. Add flour mixture in two batches, alternating with the sour cream, and beating until just combined after each.

Divide batter evenly among lined cups, filling each three- quarters full. Bake, rotating tins halfway through, until a cake tester inserted in centers comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Transfer tins to wire racks to cool 15 minutes; turn out cupcakes onto racks and let cool completely.

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Chocolate butter cream

2 tbsp cocoa

2 tbsp light hot chocolate

1cup of butter

3 tbsp double cream

1-2 cups of icing sugar

I recommend using a mixer to mix them, and leave it mix until the frosting is thick and creamy.

Then pop into your icing bag and pipe onto cupcakes!

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