Devils Food Cupcakes with triple chocolate!

mmm chocolate!!! I’ve been seriously craving chocolate lately…..like really craving it, so I decided to go insane chocolatey with these cupcakes. Instead of a normal cake batter I used devils food cake, and for a filling I used a chocolate buttercream, and to top it all off I used chocolate frosting to decorate it! In other words its a chocolate, chocolate, chocolate cupcake!
Anyway I’m currently writing this at 8.00 in the morning and geez its early! Ive been sleeping at like 3 or 4 for the last couple of nights and man waking up at 7.00 for a presentation practice is such a b**** . Do you think it’s overkill if I hide at the back of my lecture and take a nap? Anyway I better quickly post this up because I’m starting to get evil looks!

Prep time:30 mins

Cooking time :20 minutes

Ingredients:

for the cake

  • 1 cup cocoa
  • 1 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 375g butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups plain flour
  • 1/4 cup corn flour
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup thickened cream

for the filling

  • 125g butter cubed
  • 250g icing sugar (sifted)
  • 2-3 tablspoons cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

for the icing

  • 1 egg, 2 egg yolks
  • 250g butter cubed
  • 500g icing sugar
  • 185g dark chocolate melted and cubed

Method:

for the cupcake

  1. Combine cocoa powder and water in a small bowl and mix until blended. Set aside to cool. Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius, and line 2 12x muffin trays.
  2. Place butter and vanilla essence in a large mixing bowl and beat until light and fluffy.Gradually add sugar, beating well after each addition until mixture is creamy. Beat in eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  3. Sift together flour, corn flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt into a bowl. Divide flour mixture into 3 and fold into cocoa mixture alternating with the cream.
  4. Divide batter into cupcake pans and bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes. Remove from pans to cooling rack.

for the filling

  1. place butter into a bowl and beat until light,
  2. add icing sugar and cocoa powder and beat until well combined
  3. cut out the centres of each cupcake using a knife or apple corer
  4. place filling mixture into an icing bag and pipe into the hole.

To make the icing

  1. Place butter in a mixing bowl and beat until light and fluffy. Mix in egg, egg yolks and then mix in the icing sugar.
  2. Add chocolate and beat until icing is thick and creamy.
  3. Pour icing into an icing bag and pipe it on to the top of the cupcake

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