Chocolate cupcakes with colored buttercream frosting

A rich, tender homemade chocolate cupcake topped with my favorite buttercream frosting. I tried a few chocolate recipes  until I tweaked this one that I think is perfect, a chocoholic’s dream. You will have a rich and moist chocolate inside with the perfect buttercream frosting.

Also, because Spring is here and I love the warm weather  and the flowers blooming with all their beautiful colors I played withe the  buttercream frosting colors; hope you will find them as cute as I do .

This is a great go-to chocolate cupcake recipe you will use over and over again !

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Ingredients for the cupcakes:

  •  85 gr cocoa
  • 250 gr flour
  • 300 gr sugar
  •  1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  •  3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 spoons sour creme
  • 3 tsp sunflower oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence

Ingredients for the buttercream frosting :

  • 250 gr softened butter
  • 600 gr powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1-2 tbsp whole milk

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Directions : 

  1. Preheat oven to 170˚C . Butter two 20 cm round cake pans; dust with cocoa.
  2. Sift cocoa, flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt into the bowl of a mixer. Beat on low speed until just combined
  3. Raise speed to medium, and add eggs, buttermilk, water, oil, and vanilla. Beat until smooth, about 3 minutes and then divide the batter in the cupcake tray
  4. I have a cupcake tray for 12 cupcakes and from this recipe I’ve made 17 cupcakes.
  5. For the buttercream: we put the softened butter into the mixture and we will wipe it for about 5 minutes on a high speed.
  6. We will start adding the powder sugar a quarter at a time and after each addition we will mix it for about 2 minutes, we will start mixed on a low speed not to end up with a massive cloud of dust and once it incorporates on a low speed to bring it to a high speed for 2 minutes. Do this until you incorporated almost all your sugar .
  7. When your buttercream get’s a little chunky you will need to add the vanilla and 2 teaspoon milk.
  8. If you like the consistency stop, if you like it to be smother you add another teaspoon of sugar .
  9. Decorate the cupcakes in the colors you want or you can use it like this !

Enjoy !

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