Daily Archives: December 18, 2013

Chocolate Cupcakes with Mars Bar

Just a basic recipe for chocolate cupcakes with chocolate butter cream icing. Good for Sunday afternoons……

Ayesha's Kitchen

Ayesha’s Kitchen

Ingredients:

FOR CUPCAKES

  • 100g butter
  • 2/3 cup caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup self-raising flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa, sifted
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate soda
  • 125ml (1/2 cup) milk
  • Chocolate buttercream frosting

FOR ICING

  • 60g unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups icing sugar, sifted
  • 1 tbsp cocoa, sifted
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1 mars bar cut into chunks

Method:

-Preheat oven to 180°C conventional or 160°C fan-forced. Line cupcake tins with cases.

-Using a mixer, cream butter, sugar and vanilla until creamy and fluffy. Gradually add eggs and mix until just combined.

-Combine flour, cocoa and bicarbonate soda. Add to creamed mixture with milk. Beat until just combined.

-Spoon mixture into liners until each case is one third full. Bake for 15-20 minutes.

-To make the chocolate butter cream, beat butter until light and fluffy. Add icing sugar and cocoa and combine well. Beat in milk until mixture is fluffy.

-Using a piping bag ice your cupcakes when they are completely cool and top them with some mars bar or sprinkles or anything you want.