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Chocolate iced cupcakes

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This is a fun kid-friendly recipe for the whole family to make together and tastes yummy too!

Key Information

  • Prep:
  • Bake:
  • Serves:12
  • Skill level:easy

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Ingredients

For the cupcakes

For the icing

  • 125g 4½ oz Icing sugar (we use Silver Spoon) Icing sugar
  • 15g ½ oz Cocoa powder sifted
  • 3½tbsp 3½tbsp Warm water
  • Mini chocolate eggs

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  1. Classic mode Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C fan, gas mark 4). Place 12 cup cake cases in a deep cupcake tin.

  2. Classic mode Step 2

    In a bowl beat the caster sugar and butter together until light and fluffy with an electric whisk or a wooden spoon.

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  3. Classic mode Step 3

    Gradually beat in the egg, adding a little of the flour if the mixture curdles.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 2 2 Egg(s) (free range) medium, beaten
  4. Classic mode Step 4

    On a lower speed whisk in the flour until mixed, being careful not to over whisk.

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  5. Classic mode Step 5

    Place the mixture in a piping bag and pipe the mixture between the 12 cup cake cases, alternatively spoon the mixture in using teaspoons.

  6. Classic mode Step 6

    Bake in the preheated oven for 18-20 minutes or until slightly springy to the touch. Remove and allow to cool in the tin.

  7. Classic mode Step 7

    For the icing, whisk together icing sugar and cocoa powder with water until it is smooth and quite runny.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 125g 4½ oz Icing sugar (we use Silver Spoon) Icing sugar
    • 15g ½ oz Cocoa powder sifted
    • 3½tbsp 3½tbsp Warm water
  8. Classic mode Step 8

    Fill a piping bag and pipe, or use a teaspoon, to flood the top of each cupcake and allow to set a little before finishing with chocolate decorations.

    Ingredients for this step

    • Mini chocolate eggs