Chocolate Chip Buttercream Cupcakes

Don’t you just love chocolate cupcakes with delicious butter cream piped on top ? , they are one of my favourites every time so here for you is a recipe that I love to make and will give you amazing results

A really great party cupcake that I am sure everyone will love

Chocolate Chip Buttercream Cupcakes

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Ingredients 

Cupcakes 

110g /4oz / 2/3 cup self raising flour, sifted

110g /4oz /1/2 cup caster sugar (superfine) sugar

110g /4oz / 1/2 cup butter, softened

2 large eggs

2tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder

100g /31/2 oz / 2/3 cup dark chocolate chips

To decorate 

100g / 3 1/2 oz / 1/2  cup butter softened

200g / 7oz / 2 cups icing ( confectioner’s ) sugar

1tsps unsweetened cocoa powder

mixed chocolate chips to decorate

White chocolate ,melted

 

  • Prepare the oven to 190°C ( 170 °C fan ) 375F/ gas 5 and then line a 12 hole cupcake tin with paper cases
  • Combine the flour, sugar, butter, eggs,cocoa powder and chocolate chips in a bowl and whisk together for about 2 minutes or until the mixture is smooth
  • Divide the mixture evenly between the cake cases and then transfer to the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes
  • Test them with a wooden toothpick , if it comes out clean then the cakes are cooked and are ready to come out of the oven
  • Transfer the cupcakes onto a wire cooling rack to cool down
  • Meanwhile place the butter for the frosting in a bowl and beat , gradually add the icing sugar ( confectioner’s) sugar and the cocoa powder beat until your frosting is smooth
  • check that your cupcakes are cooled down place the frosting into a piping bag and pipe it onto your cupcakes a star nozzle is usually the best here
  • Melt some white chocolate in a bowl on a low heat in the microwave or in a bowl over a pan of hot water on the stove , once melted drizzle over the cupcakes and then decorate with the mixed chocolate chips

 

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