If you love chocolate, you'll love these.
ultimate chocolate cupcakes
115g self raising flour
½ tsp baking powder
1½ tbsps cocoa powder
115g butter, softened, or soft margarine
115g caster sugar
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
55g plain chocolate, melted
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees and line a bun tray with 14 cupcake cases.
Sift the flour, baking powder and cocoa powder into a mixing bowl.
Add the butter, sugar and eggs and mix with an electric mixer until smooth.
Fold in the melted chocolate and fill the paper cases.
Bake in the oven for 15-20 mins or until firm to the touch.
The topping is 60g of 70% dark chocolate melted with 60ml of cream to create a ganache style topping. Melt the chocolate and mix with the cream over simmering water.
The ganache will thicken slightly as it cools and is easily spread over the top of the cupcake. I finely grated chocolate on top.
The cupcakes are very chocolatey and my topping is not sweet. If you prefer, you could use a buttercream topping.
They would make a lovely treat for Mother's Day.