I find this to be one one of the best chocolate cupcake recipe. The cakes turns out soft, moist and rich in flavour. I love to frost it with lemon butter cream.
1¼ cup – Self raising flour
½ cup – Castor sugar
½ cup – Margarine soft
2 No – Eggs
2 tbsp – Cocoa
25g – Dark chocolate melted
1/3 cup – Unsalted butter softened
½ No – Lemon rind grated
1 tbsp – Lemon juice
11/3 cup – Icing sugar sieved
1-2 tbsp – Icing sugar for dusting
Pre-heat the oven to 180C and line the tin with the cupcake cases.
In the bowl of your electric mixer, or with a hand mixer, beat all the ingredients, except for the chocolate, till smooth.
Beat in the chocolate.
Fold in the chocolate chips.
Divide the mixture equally between the paper cases and level the tops.
Bake in the pre-heated oven for approx. 20-25 minutes or until well rise and springy to touch.
Beat the icing ingredients.
Transfer them to a piping bag and then pipe out the butter cream on the cakes.
You can add green colour for Christmas tree or red for the stockings etc.