The Chocolate Den e-magazine The Chocolate Den e-magazine April-June 2015 - Page 13

Chocolate Cupcakes CUPCAKES 125g butter 250ml castor sugar 3 eggs 5ml vanilla extract 375ml cake flour 7ml baking powder 3ml bicarbonate of soda 125ml cocoa powder 250ml buttermilk (Makes 12) ICING 125g butter 75g hazelnut paste 60ml cocoa powder 500ml icing sugar 40ml milk Cupcakes Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating after each addition. Mix in vanilla. Stir in dry ingredients alternately with the buttermilk. Spoon into cupcake cases and bake at 200C for 20 minutes. Icing Cream butter. Slowly add icing sugar and then milk to soften mixture. Divide into two bowls. Adding hazelnut paste to one of the bowls and cocoa powder to the second bowl. Fill a piping bag, one side of the bag with the one mixture and the other side with the mixture from the second bowl. Use any star nozzle to pipe swirls ontop of the cupcakes.