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Indulgent chocolate fudge cupcakes

23 Nov

The fudgyest chocolate cakes ever, in ideal cupcake size portions – so rich you do not want more than one or two! I made the mistake of eating the leftover buttercream even though I was feeling sick, bad idea. My recipe uses no cocoa powder (I didn’t have any!) but melted dark chocolate to give it an even more chocolatey flavour. I used quite cheap basic dark chocolate which is about 60% cocoa solids. I prefer this as it doesn’t give as much of a bitter taste as high percentage dark chocolate does (plus it is cheaper!)

Makes 9 cupcakes

Ingredients:

For the cake:
120g self raising flour
2/3rd tsp baking powder
115g caster or muscovado sugar
115g softened butter
2 eggs
35g melted dark chocolate

For the buttercream:
100g softened butter (I prefer salted to unsalted in a butter cream – I find it gives a richer taste)
100g bar dark chocolate
50g icing sugar
1tbsp plain flour

Method:
1. Heat the oven to 170C (fan).
2. Mix all the ingredients except for the chocolate together in a big bowl.
3. Break the chocolate into squares and melt in a microwave. Melt it for 10 seconds, take out and stir, then continue until it is nearly completely melted. When you stir it the rest should melt and you should have smooth silky chocolate.
4.Fold in the melted chocolate until the mixture is well combined. The mixture should fall off a spoon when tapped on the side of the bowl.
5. Fill cupcake cases 2/3rds of the way up and bake in on the middle shelf for 25minutes. The cakes are ready when a skewer comes out clean. Leave to cool.
6. For the buttercream, break the chocolate up into squares and melt in the microwave. Add the softened butter and mix until well combined. Add the icing sugar and flour and mix until smooth. You will need to let it cool before it is at the right thickness to decorate your cupcakes. Pop in the fridge for a while to speed up the setting process.
7. Decorate your cakes and eat!