Chocolate chilli cupcakes

By admin
30 December 2015

It's International Chocolate Cake Day! Celebrate with these spicy treats.

Makes 21 cupcakes Preparation time: 10-12 min Baking time: 15-20 min

Dry ingredients

  • 400 g sugar
  • 7 ml (1½ t) bicarbonate of soda
  • 100 g cocoa powder
  • 250 g cake flour
  • 10 ml (2 t) dried chilli flakes
  • 5 ml (1 t) salt

Wet ingredients

  • 250 ml (1 c) buttermilk
  • 5 ml (1 t) vanilla essence
  • 2 extra-large eggs
  • 125 ml (½ c) oil
  • 250 ml (1 c) hot water

Topping

  • 100 g Bar-One chocolate bar
  • 60 ml (¼ c) cream

Preheat the oven to 180 °C.

Line 21 deep muffin hollows with paper cases.

1. Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl.

2. Whisk the wet ingredients together in a large jug or a bowl.

3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and beat for about 2 minutes until smooth and well combined.

4. Spoon the mixture into the paper cases to three-quarters full.

5. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until done and a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean. Leave to cool on a wire rack.

6. Topping: Melt the ingredients in a glass bowl over a saucepan of boiling water or in the microwave for 1-2 minutes, stirring from time to time. Leave to cool slightly then spread over the chilli cupcakes.

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