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How to make Chocolate Cupcake with Buttercream Icing

These delicious Chocolate Cupcakes with Buttercream Icing is a classic treat.  They are soft and puffy that melts in your mouth while giving you a burst of wonderful taste of chocolate and buttercream frosting.

chocolate cupcake with butter icing recipeChocolate Cupcakes with Buttercream Icing Recipe are luscious and are easy to make. You can even have your kids join your baking session.

Chocolate Cupcakes with Buttercream Icing by Pinoy Recipe dot net:

Chocolate Cupcakes with Buttercream Icing Recipe
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Filipino
Serves: 12
For the Choco cupcakes
  • 150g butter
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 175g self-raising flour
  • 25g cocoa powder
  • 3 eggs
For the Buttercream topping
  • 250g butter
  • 500g icing sugar (sifted)
  • 2 tsp milk
  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Lay out 12 cupcake cases on a baking tray.
  2. Beat the eggs with a fork in a separate bowl. Mix the butter, sugar, flour and cocoa powder in a bowl. Using an electric mixer, add the beaten eggs slowly into the bowl as you are mixing.
  3. Using a large spoon place equal amounts of mixture into the 12 cupcake cases. Put the cupcakes into the oven (near the top) and bake for 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. Check on them after 15 minutes, they should be firm to touch. (You can also test by popping a skewer into the middle of the cupcake, it should come out clean). If not ready, leave them in for a further five minutes. Remove from the oven and leave to cool.
  5. While the cupcakes are cooling, make the buttercream topping. Place the butter into a bowl and stir in the icing sugar and vanilla extract using a wooden spoon. Then whisk (again using an electric mixer) until fluffy and lighter in colour.
  6. Add two teaspoons of milk and whisk again. If the mixture is still too stiff add a little more milk.
  7. Once the cakes have cooled completely, put the buttercream mixture into a piping bag with a large star nozzle and squeeze plenty of buttercream onto each cupcake.
  8. Sprinkle candy toppings to the buttercream.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 10 pieces Calories: 530 Fat: 29g Carbohydrates: 27g Protein: 40g Cholesterol: 120mg

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Chocolate Cupcakes with Buttercream Icing Recipe has a distinct flavor that your kids will surely love.

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8 Responses

  1. Lauryn R

    June 24th, 2016 at 10:57 am


    Yum! These cupcakes sound delicious, and they are so pretty with the little pearl details! 🙂

  2. Sarh S

    June 27th, 2016 at 2:35 pm


    These look delicious! I have not made chocolate chip cupcakes, but I have made chocolate chip muffins. And thank you for the icing recipe!

  3. katie

    July 9th, 2016 at 5:31 pm


    I’ve always made cupcakes from the box. I didn’t know the ingredients were that simple and all in my pantry!

  4. Terry Poage

    July 16th, 2016 at 11:37 am


    These look so good I copied the recipe. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Amber Ludwig

    September 19th, 2016 at 8:51 pm


    Oooh these look moist and delicious!! I will have to try them!!

  6. Anne Marie Carter

    September 24th, 2016 at 11:30 pm


    I love the ease of this buttercream frosting recipe.

  7. John Smith

    October 10th, 2016 at 7:12 am


    Delicious buttercream icing!

  8. Jodi Hunter

    October 23rd, 2016 at 6:21 pm


    These look so yummy!

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