Future Voices: Recipe for chocolate charity cupcakes

Emily's chocolate cupcakes.

Emily's chocolate cupcakes. - Credit: Archant

Everybody loves cakes! Taking part in a bake sale at school or college can be a great way to raise money for charity. I have created a super easy triple chocolate cupcake recipe which is perfect to sell at your bake sale! This recipe makes around nine cakes.

Ingredients:

For the cakes:

125g Butter


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125g Caster sugar

Two Eggs

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100g Self-raising flour

25g Cocoa powder

Two tbsp. Milk

For the icing and decoration:

100g Butter

175g Icing Sugar

25g Cocoa powder

100g Dark chocolate

Method:

1. Preheat your over to 180?C / 350F / Gas mark 4

2. Melt the dark chocolate and then pour it onto a piece of non-stick/greaseproof paper.

3. Leave the chocolate to set in the fridge for at least an hour. We will use this to decorate the cakes.

4. Mix together the butter and sugar in a large bowl until the mixture is light and fluffy.

5. Add one of the eggs, mix it in, and then add the second egg.

6. Gently sieve half of the flour and the cocoa powder into the mixture and slowly mix together.

7. Add the two tablespoons of milk and the rest of the flour into the bowl. Again, slowly stir this into the mixture.

8. Put one large tablespoon of the mixture into each cake case and bake for about 20 minutes, or until they spring back when gently pressed.

9. To make the buttercream icing, place the butter, cocoa and icing sugar into a clean bowl. Whisk together until combined, and a thick consistency is reached.

10. Once your cakes have cooked, leave them to cool completely. To assemble, place a spoonful of buttercream on top of each cake. Spread it out evenly using the back of a spoon. To finish the cakes, break up the dark chocolate into small pieces and place a few pieces on the top of each cake.

Emily Oxbury, 14, Thorpe St Andrew School

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