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Easter Chocolate Frosted Cupcakes

Yummy chocolate cupcakes which I frost with milk and white chocolate frosting. I like to make my white chocolate frosting prettily pink and decorate them all with coloured foil wrapped mini chocolate eggs.

Makes 16 small or 9 jumbo cupcakes….I always make double as these disappear very quickly!

 Ingredients

  • 140g soft butter
  • 140g golden caster sugar
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 100g self raising flour
  • 30g cocoa powder
  • 25g small dark chocolate pieces or chips
  1. Heat the oven to 190c/fan 170c/gas mark 5
  2. Put the paper cases (foil are very pretty) into a cupcake tin
  3. Cream the butter and the sugar together
  4. Add an egg one at a time until creamed into the mixture
  5. Fold in the flour until the mixture forms a smooth batter
  6. Mix in the cocoa powder and the chocolate pieces
  7. Scoop into the paper cases so they are 2/3rds full
  8. Bake for 15 mins or 20 mins for jumbo cupcakes
  9. The cupcakes should be risen yet slightly wet (they will set when cooled)
  10. Place on a wire rack to cool

Pink White Chocolate Frosting

  • 200g white chocolate
  • 5 tablespoons milk
  • 50g unsalted butter
  • 175g sifted icing sugar
  1. Put the chocolate,milk and butter into a heatproof bowl
  2. Set the bowl over a saucepan of gently simmering water and stir until melted
  3. Remove the bowl and stir in the icing sugar – it is very important that it is sifted
  4. Stir until smooth
  5. Stir in drops of pink food colouring to your liking
  6. Frost the cupcakes whilst the icing is still warm

Milk Chocolate Frosting

  • 100g milk chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 50g unsalted butter
  • 75g icing sugar
  1. Melt the chocolate, milk and butter in a heavy-based saucepan stirring continuously
  2. Remove from the heat and stir in the sifted icing until smooth
  3. Spread over the cupcakes whilst the frosting is still warm 
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