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Quick and Easy Chocolate Cupcakes

February 27, 2011 by ismepete

Today’s guest recipe comes from Carly Wood, who has just launched a new silicone bakeware website, who has kindly agreed to share one of her quick easy recipes for this site.

If you fancy whipping up a sweet treat, may I suggest you give these chocolate cupcakes a try?  Although they only take minutes to prepare, they taste very decadent and will certainly give you a much needed chocolate fix!

Quick Easy Chocolate Cupcakes

Additionally, this is a great recipe for baking novices, as it’s hard to get wrong!

Ingredients for ‘Quick and Easy Chocolate Cupcakes’

(Makes 12)

* 110g of soft margarine

* 85g of self raising flour

* 25g of cocoa powder

* 2 large eggs

* A tablespoon of vanilla extract

How to make ‘Quick and Easy Chocolate Cupcakes’:

Preheat your oven to 180 degrees/Gas Mark four and line a 12 hole muffin tin with silicone cupcake cases.  If you don’t have any silicone, paper cases are fine.

Put all your ingredients into a large bowl, or a mixer if you have one.  Make sure all of your dry ingredients are sifted – this will make sure your cakes extra light and fluffy.

Whisk for 5 minutes, or slightly longer if you’re mixing by hand.  When the mixture is ready, it should resemble a smooth chocolate moose.

Next, spoon the mixture out into the lined muffin tin and place in the oven for around 15-20 minutes.  Your cakes should have risen and will be firm on top but still quite spongy.  Skewer one cake in the middle to see if they’re cooked – if the skewer comes out clean, the cupcakes are ready!

Leave your cupcakes to cool for a minute or two before taking out of the pan.

To decorate, either sprinkle with icing sugar or squirt a heap of buttercream icing on top and finish off with edible glitter and white chocolate stars.

Yum!

Tip: Instead of dishing out into cupcake sized-portions, try pouring your cake mixture into a loaf or cake tin and making a lovely chocolate sponge and serve with custard.  Enjoy!

ismepete (24 Posts)

I'm an online marketer, specialising in Search Engine Optimisation (SEO). I write for theMediaFlow Search Engine Marketing blog, write my own personal blog covering online marketing and what's going on in my life and manage and contribute to a food blog.