Chocolate cupcakes by Love Cocoa

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Chocolate Cupcakes by Love Cocoa 
Most and super chocolatey milk chocolate cupcakes topped with a perfect smooth milk chocolate frosting that tastes incredible! 
Course: Dessert
 Prep Time: 15 mins
 Cook Time: 20 mins
 Total Time: Approx 35 mins
INGREDIENTS
  • 1 1/3 cups (185g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup (50g) natural unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick (115g) butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1 cup (200g) granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) whole milk
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) hot water

MILK CHOCOLATE FROSTING:

  • 1 and 1/3 sticks (150g) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 3/4 cup (90g) powdered sugar, sifted (plus more as necessary)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 100g milk chocolate, melted and slightly cooled
  • Pinch of salt

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F/180C.
  2. Line a muffin tin with cupcake liners and set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt.
  4. Set aside.
  5. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together butter and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  6. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl as necessary.
  7. Beat in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  8. Beat in vanilla extract.
  9. With the mixer on low speed, add half of the flour mixture and beat just until combined.
  10. Beat in milk until combined, followed by the other half of the flour mixture.
  11. Add hot water and beat just until combined. Do not overmix—the less you mix, the lighter the cake will be.
  12. Divide batter evenly between cups, filling them about 3/4 full.
  13. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean or with just a few moist crumbs.
  14. Allow cupcakes to sit for 10 minutes, then remove from pan and allow to cool completely on a wire rack.

FOR THE FROSTING:

  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter at medium speed until pale and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
  2. Add powdered sugar in 2 additions, beating well after each addition, until mixture is completely smooth and sugar has dissolved into the butter.
  3. Add vanilla extract and melted chocolate and beat until combined.
  4. Beat in additional powdered sugar as necessary until frosting is spreadable.
  5. Add a pinch of salt if you’d like to cut the sweetness.
  6. Keep beating until shiny, fluffy, and smooth.
  7. Use frosting immediately to frost cupcakes, or store in the fridge, covered, for up to 3 days.
  8. Before using, bring to room temperature and whisk until smooth.

Cupcakes are best the same day they’re made but can be kept in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Unfrosted cupcakes can be kept in the freezer for up to 2 months.

Thaw them on the counter or overnight in the fridge.

ENJOY :) 

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a little in the dark

i was delighted with my purchase,it was nice to taste decent chocolate again
well done james and team

Glad you liked the dark chocolate collection! We would recommend trying the Gin & Tonic Dark chocolate bar next :) https://lovecocoa.com/collections/dark-chocolate-bars/products/gin-tonic-chocolate-bar
Delicious

I love the unusual flavours especially the Earl Grey. It is beautifully creamy milk chocolate. Highly recommended.

Thanks for the lovely review. Glad you liked the Earl Grey chocolate. I would recommend trying the new Orange & Cocoa Nibs chocolate next, is equally as good! https://lovecocoa.com/collections/milk-chocolate-bars/products/orange-cocoa-nibs-milk-chocolate-bar
Perfect

Really good taste, lovely chocolate.

Thanks for the review Helen. I would recommend trying the Sea Salt Dark chocolate bar next if you haven't tried https://lovecocoa.com/collections/dark-chocolate-bars/products/sea-salt-organic-chocolate-bar , or the Avocado chocolate bar https://lovecocoa.com/collections/dark-chocolate-bars/products/avocado-chocolate-bar
Loved it

It's really lovely Chocolate and you don't get drunk or have a hang over if you have to much

Thanks for the feedback and continued customer Roger. Also our favourite review ever!
Delicious

My favourite chocolate. Bought for my dad who loved it too. It was a little bit of nostalgia, as well as a lovely treat, as he worked for Cadbury's.

Thanks for the review Fiona! I would recommend trying the Salted Caramel Milk chocolate bar next https://lovecocoa.com/collections/milk-chocolate-bars/products/salted-caramel-milk-chocolate-bar . It's a modern-day British chocolate classic!