Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Eat: Chocolate cupcakes with chocolate frosting

Day three of chocolate week. Today's recipe is from Ming makes cupcakes


1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup buttermilk
3 heaped tbsp cocoa
1 stick butter
1/2 cup water
1 cup sugar
1 cup flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla


1 stick butter
5 heaped tbsp cocoa
1 lb icing sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup milk


In a small bowl, dissolve baking soda in room temperature buttermilk. In a saucepan, melt butter and cocoa together at a low temperature. When smooth, add water. In a separate bowl, sift together sugar, flour and salt. Add cocoa mixture and egg, and mix at low speed. Add buttermilk mixture and vanilla, beat until smooth. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes or until inserted knife comes out clean.

In a saucepan, melt butter at low temperature. In separate bowl, mix together cocoa and sugar. Add melted butter, vanilla and milk, beat at low speed until mixed. Frost cupcakes generously.

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