Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Chocolate Chunk Cupcakes with Coffee Buttercream Icing

Hey Everyone,
I haven't been around for quite a long time but since I'm back I have a new recipe to share with you all.
Chocolate Chunk Cupcakes I made these cupcakes especially for my brother on his birthday and he totally loved these.
These cupcakes are really soft,moist and bursting with flavour. The original recipe was with a chocolate icing but I prefer it with the coffee flavoured buttercream because the cake has chocolate chunks already. These cupcakes are really very easy to make and you must give it a try its all worth it in the end.

Butter                   200g
Castor Sugar        1 and 1/2 cup
Eggs                     3
Vanilla Essence     1 tbsp
Flour                    2 cups
Baking Powder    1 tsp
Chocolate chunks 1 cup
Milk                     6-7 tbsp or more if required

Preheat oven at 180 degree for 20 to 25 minutes.
Line your cupcake tray with cupcake liners.
Sift the flour and baking powder together in a bowl atleast three times to get a nice soft cake and set aside.
Beat butter and sugar together until it forms a pale,light and fluffy texture.
Add in the eggs one by one beating after each addition.
Add in the vanillla essence.
Now before folding in the dry ingredient put the chocolate chunks in the flour mixture.
And now fold in the dry ingredients in the butter mixture alternating with milk until all the dry ingredients are incorporated.
Spoon the mixture into the cupcake tray lined with cupcake liners and bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes, or until springy to touch and skewer inserted comes out clean.
Once the cupcakes are baked cool them on a wire rack and prepare the icing.

Ingredients for the Coffee Buttercream Icing:
Unsalted Butter  150g
Icing sugar          350g
Milk                   1 tbsp
Instant coffee      1-1/2 tbsp
Hot water           2 tbsp

Mix the coffee with the hot water until dissolved set aside.
In a large bowl beat the butter until fluffy then slowly and gradually add in half the icing sugar until smooth.
Then add in the coffee mixture and the rest of the icing sugar and milk and beat till its smooth and creamy to ice.

Now ice the icing on your cooled cupcakes.
And your yummy cupcakes are ready to serve!

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