Gourmet Choc Cakes with Topping

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Gourmet Choc Cakes with Topping
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Difficulty:
moderate
Difficulty
Preparation:
50 min.
Preparation

Ingredients

for
12
For the cupcakes
1 cup
3 teaspoons
½ teaspoon
1 teaspoon
cup
unsalted butter (softened)
1 cup
¾ cup
Dark chocolate (chopped)
1
medium egg
12
paper liners (or 12 silicone moulds)
To decorate
chocolate Sprinkles
2 ½ cups
2 tablespoons
pastry bag

Preparation steps

1.
Preheat oven to 180°C (160° fan) | 350F | gas 4. Line cupcake tray with paper cases or use individual silicone moulds
2.
Sift the flour, cocoa powder, chilli pepper and salt into a mixing bowl.
3.
Gently melt the butter together with the sugar and chocolate. Add 150 ml water and whisk with a balloon whisk until combined. Leave to cool for a few minutes.
4.
Add the egg to the cooled mixture then whisk in the dry ingredients.
5.
Spoon the mixture into the cases/moulds and bake for 25-30 minutes until well risen. Remove and leave to cool on a wire rack.
6.
Make the topping by combining the icing sugar, cocoa powder, and a little hot water to piping consistency.
7.
Pipe the icing in a random fashion onto the cupcake. Add sprinkles and chocolate balls for extra decoration.