Cocoa Cakes with Buttercream

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Cocoa Cakes with Buttercream
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Difficulty:
easy
Difficulty
Preparation:
10 min.
Preparation
ready in 40 min.
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Ingredients

for
12
Ingredients
cup self-rising flour (sifted)
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
½ cup Margarine (softened)
½ cup golden caster sugar
2 large eggs
2 tablespoons Whole milk
1 cup butter (softened)
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons hot water
¼ cup Chocolate sauce
12 Sugar Rose (to garnish)
How healthy are the main ingredients?
Margarineegg
Product recommendation
After filling the cases with batter, drop the tin a few times onto a flat surface to settle the batter.

Preparation steps

1.
Preheat the oven to 180°C (160° fan)|350F|gas 4 and line a 12-hole cupcake tin with cases.
2.
Beat together the flour, cocoa powder, margarine, sugar, eggs, and milk in a large mixing until smooth; 2 minutes.
3.
Spoon into the cases and bake for 18 - 22 minutes until risen and springy to the touch.
4.
Remove to a wire rack to cool.
5.
Briefly stir together the butter, icing sugar, and hot water. Add the chocolate sauce and beat until smooth.
6.
Spoon into a piping bag fitted with a star-shaped nozzle. Pipe swirls of the buttercream on top of the cupcakes. Garnish with a sugar rose on top before serving.