Mini spider’s web chocolate cupcakes

November 10, 2013 (Last Updated: January 11, 2019)

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Mini spider’s web chocolate cupcakes

Serves: 36 cupcakes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 5ml (1 tsp) vanilla extract
  • 5ml (1 tsp) vinegar
  • 125ml (½ cup) milk
  • 190g butter
  • 340g sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 300g cake flour, sieved
  • 50g cocoa powder
  • 7,5ml (1½ tsp) bicarbonate of soda
  • 125ml (½ cup) boiling water

Instructions

1

Preheat the oven to 180°C. Lightly grease three 12-hole muffin tins and line with cupcake cases.

2

Combine the vanilla extract, vinegar and milk.

3

Beat the butter and sugar until light and creamy. Add the eggs and the milk mixture (it will curdle but this is not a problem) and stir in the flour.

4

Dissolve the cocoa in a little hot water and add it to the mixture. Dissolve the bicarbonate of soda in the boiling water and add it to the mixture (it will froth up).

5

Spoon the mixture into the cupcake cases and bake for 15 minutes. Once cooked and cooled, use the icing recipe below to turn these cupcakes into hauntingly delicious Halloween treats.

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