• Cameo chocolate cupcakes

    By Word of Mouth Serves: 18
    Cooking Time: 20 mins


    • Cupcakes

    • 400g white sugar
    • 245g cake flour
    • 90g cocoa powder
    • 6g baking powder
    • 6g bicarbonate of soda
    • 5g salt
    • 2 eggs
    • 250ml (1 cup) milk
    • 125ml (½ cup) sunflower oil
    • 10ml (2 tsp) vanilla essence
    • 250ml (1 cup) boiling water
    • Icing

    • 140g butter, softened
    • 280g icing sugar
    • 30ml (2 tbsp) milk
    • few drops green food colouring



    For the cupcakes, preheat the oven to 180°C. Prepare 18 cupcake papers. In a bowl combine the sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt. Add the eggs, milk, oil and vanilla, and mix well in a free-standing blender. Stir in the boiling water. The batter should be runny. Pour into the prepared cupcake papers and bake, 10 – 12 minutes. Leave to cool completely.


    For the icing, mix together the butter and the icing sugar using an electric blender. Add the milk a little at a time, beating as you go. Finally, add the food colouring.


    Ice the cupcakes when completely cool.

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