Now I know I say this every time I attempt to do any baking – but I’m really not very good at it. However I do believe that practice make perfect and I have had a couple of successes, more recently the chocolate chip muffins for example. So I am getting better, I also don’t exactly see myself as a Nigella Lawson or a Delia Smith anytime soon. Anyway did you know that last week it was national chocolate week, well you missed out big time folks. So with that in mind, I thought it would be the perfect excuse to bake some chocolate cupcake. Those to be honest you don’t really need an excuse, as for me it chocolate week all year round. This time around I didn’t have my mum helping me, so was left on my own. What could possibly go wrong?
As you can see from the picture, nothing really went wrong this time – *phew*. Yeah the icing isn’t up to perfection but It still look pretty. Here how I did it and yeah ok I sort-of did cheat a little, as I did use the pre-made chocolate cake mixture and the squirty cupcake icing bottle, but I still made some chocolate cupcake, right. It still very easy to do – even if you are newbie like me.
You will need
150ML Semi-skimmed Milk,
2 table spoon of Vegetable/sunflower oil,
Half a packet of Waitrose Chocolate sponge mixture,
Optional: confetti or chocolate chips,
What to do:
Pre heat the oven to a temperature over 180 (gas mark 4).
Pour half of the chocolate sponge mixture into a bowl, next cracked 2 eggs and pour in 150ML of milk. Then gently add 2 table spoon of Vegetable/sunflower oil. Whisk it all together until it go runny and smooth. Line up the muffin tin and then very gently pour in the mixture into each muffin tin about 1/3 of the way (so don’t pour the mixture right up to the top). Put in the oven for 25 minutes, do keep checking it. You will know the cake is done when you can put a knife through it and the knife come out clean.
Once it baked, you could leave it as that, but trust me that wouldn’t be any fun! So wait for it to cool down and once it have cooled down then you can add the cupcake icing squirty thingy. The best thing about this cupcake icing squirty bottle is that it come with different shape noob so you can have a star shape or straight line. Practice first as often the icing doesn’t always come out straight away and when it does, it can be a little runny and messy. Decorate it however you want to, this time for me I used chocolate chips and confetti.
Taaa Daaaaa you are done. Like me you have master on how to bake a chocolate cupcakes. Well done you. And well done me I suppose. Do let me know if you actually bake any chocolate cupcakes and if you found this recipe handy.