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Chocolate Cupcakes with Butter Cream Frosting

Recipe by Choccywocky

30 min 2 Moderately Sweet Main Ingredient: Sunreap Maida Cuisine: Indian Fusion


Preparing: 30 min


For the Brownies:

1/2 cup (42g) unsweetened natural cocoa powder

3/4 cup (95g) Sunreap Maida (spoon & leveled)

1/2 tsp baking soda

3/4 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

2 large eggs at room temperature

1/2 cup (100g) granulated sugar

1/2 cup (100g) packed light brown sugar

1/3 cup (80ml) vegetable or melted coconut oil

2 tsp pure vanilla extract

1/2 cup (120ml) buttermilk, room temperature

For the Vanilla Frosting :

1 cup (230g) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature

4 – 5 cups (480-600g) confectioners’ sugar

1/4 cup (60ml) heavy cream

2 tsp pure vanilla extract

salt to taste

sprinkles according to requirements to decorate

Nutrition Facts


For the Chocolate Sponge Cake:

Step 1Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Line a 12-cup muffin pan with cupcake liners. Line a second pan with 2 liners – this recipe makes about 14 cupcakes. Set aside.

Step 2Make the cupcakes: Whisk the cocoa powder, flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together in a large bowl until thoroughly combined. Set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs, granulated sugar, brown sugar, oil, and vanilla together until completely smooth. Pour half of the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Then half of the buttermilk. Gently whisk – about 5 stirs.

Step 3Repeat with the remaining wet ingredients and buttermilk. Stir until just combined; do not overmix. The batter will be a little thin.

Step 4Pour/spoon the batter into the liners – fill only halfway to avoid spilling over the sides. Bake in batches for 18-21 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool completely before frosting.

Step 5Make the frosting: With a handheld or stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the butter on medium speed until creamy – about 2 minutes. Add 4 and 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar, cream, and vanilla extract with the mixer running on low. Increase to high speed and beat for 3 full minutes. Add up to 1/2 cup more confectioners’ sugar if frosting is too thin or another Tablespoon of cream if frosting is too thick. Add a pinch of salt if frosting is too sweet.

Step 6Frost cooled cupcakes however you’d like using a piping bag. There may be leftover frosting depending how much you use on each cupcake. Decorate with sprinkles, if desired. Leftover prepared cupcakes can be stored covered tightly at room temperature for up to 3 days or in the refrigerator up to 5 days.

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Recipe by Choccywocky

At ‘Chockywocky’ we believe – “with the right ingredients and the right intent, a chocolate can never go wrong”.

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