Recipe

Quick-mix chocolate cupcakes

  • 10 mins preparation
  • 25 mins cooking
  • Makes 24 Item
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Ingredients

Quick-mix chocolate cupcakes
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 1/2 cup (375ml) milk
  • 250 gram butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cup (385g) caster sugar
  • 2 1/4 cup (335g) plain flour
  • 3/4 cup (75g) cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 4 eggs
Milk chocolate ganache
  • 400 gram milk chocolate, chopped finely
  • 2/3 cup (160ml) thickened cream

Method

Quick-mix chocolate cupcakes
  • 1
    Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan-forced. Line 2 x 12-hole (1/3 cup/80ml) muffin pans with paper cases.
  • 2
    Combine the vinegar and the milk in a small jug.
  • 3
    Place butter, extract, sugar, sifted dry ingredients, eggs and milk mixture in the large bowl of an electric mixer. Beat on slow speed until ingredients are combined, then beat on medium speed for 2 minutes or until mixture changes colour slightly.
  • 4
    Divide mixture among paper cases; bake for about 25 minutes or until cooked when tested. Cool cakes in pans 5 minutes before turning onto wire racks to cool.
  • 5
    MILK CHOCOLATE GANACHE: Combine chocolate and cream in a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water; stir occasionally until melted and smooth. Cover and refrigerate, stirring frequently, until spreadable.
  • 6
    Spread Milk Chocolate Ganache over cold cakes; decorate with chocolate Easter eggs, if desired.

Notes

Suitable to freeze. Ganache suitable to microwave. makes 24

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