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Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup (50 grams) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup (240 ml) boiling hot water
  • 1 1/3 cups (175 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (113 grams) Rama Perfect Bake
  • 1 cup (200 grams) granulated white sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
CHOCOLATE FUDGE FROSTING:
  • 120 grams unsweetened chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 2/3 cup (150 grams) Rama Perfect Bake
  • 1 1/3 cups (160 grams) Icing sugar, sifted
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
Method
  1. Preheat oven to 190C. Line 16 muffin cups with paper liners.
  2. In a small bowl stir until smooth the boiling hot water and the cocoa powder. Let cool to room temperature.
  3. In another bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and set aside.
  4. Beat the Rama Perfect Bake and sugar until light and fluffy using a hand mixer or whisk.
  5. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating until smooth while scrapping down the sides of the bowl as needed. Beat in the vanilla extract.
  6. Add the flour mixture and beat only until incorporated, then add the cooled cocoa mixture and stir until smooth.
  7. Fill each muffin cup about two-thirds full with batter and bake for about 16 -20 minutes or until risen, springy to the touch, and a toothpick inserted into a cupcake comes out clean
  8. Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool. Once the cupcakes have completely cooled, frost with icing.
To Make the Frosting:
  1. Melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl placed over a saucepan of simmering water. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature.
  2. Beat the Rama Perfect Bake until smooth and creamy using a hand mixer or whisk (about 1 minute). Add the icing sugar little at a time and beat until it is light and fluffy (about 2 minutes).
  3. Beat in the vanilla extract. Add the chocolate and beat on low speed (if using the hand mixer) until incorporated. Increase the speed to medium-high and beat until frosting is smooth and glossy (about 2 -3 minutes)