Chocolate Marble Cupcakes

Hey everyone, I hope your day has been well.

I’m posting a little late in the day but I felt like making something slightly indulgent but not too sweet and I decided on chocolate marble cupcakes. I love the combination of vanilla and chocolate together. These cupcakes are light, moist and they taste amazing. I even added a little chocolate icing on a few. Cupcakes are such a simple thing to bake and enjoyable for everyone.

Recipe: Chocolate Marble Cupcakes (makes 12)

Ingredients

125g butter

125g caster sugar

2 eggs

125g self raising flour

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1 tbsp cocoa powder

Method

  • Preheat the oven to gar mark 5 and place 12 cupcake cakes on a tray.
  • Beat the butter and sugar together in a bowl until smooth.
  • Add the eggs one at a time mixing until well combined. Then sieve in the flour and mix.
  • Split the mixture, pouring 1/3 into a smaller bowl and mix in the cocoa powder.
  • To the larger bowl add the vanilla extract and mix well. Use a tablespoon to divide this mixture evenly between the cases.
  • Use a teaspoon to add the chocolate mixture to the centre of the cupcakes and use a cocktail stick too gently mix both mixtures. Do this until both mixture are used up.
  • Put the tray in the oven for 25 minutes until cooked right through.
  • Leave to cool before eating (or adding any toppings)

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Chocolate Cupcakes With Coconut Flavoured Frosting

This recipe was quite random, I had the intention of baking cookies but made cupcakes instead. The quantity of the ingredients means the cupcakes are quite dense and filling. Topped with a light coconut frosting using organic coconut powder. I had a few sample sachets from the company Purely Super Foods and decided to use the coconut one for my bakes. Check out their website here http://www.purelysuperfoods.com they sell many great products!!

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Ingredients
200g butter
200g soft dark brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
200g plain flour
60g cocoa powder
1/2 tsp bicarbonate soda

(Basic buttercream)

Method
1. Preheat the oven to gas mark 4 and prepare a tray with 12 cupcake cases.

2. Combine the butter and sugar in a large bowl until fluffy, add the egg and vanilla extract mixing until smooth.

3. Sift in the flour, cocoa powder and beat until well combined.

4. Next evenly distribute the mixture between the cases and bake in the oven for 25- 30 minutes.

5. In the meantime make the frosting using the coconut powder and set aside, once the cupcakes are done leave to cool then cover with the frosting and any topping of your choice.

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