February 14, 2011

This One Goes Out to the One I Love.

For those looking to indulge a sweet tooth today in celebration of love, here is a divine chocolate cupcake recipe via lanalou.

Chocolate Cupcakes

100g cake flour
20g cocoa powder
140g caster sugar
1½ tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
40g softened butter
120ml milk
1 egg
½ tsp vanilla essence

* Mix flour, cocoa, sugar, baking powder, salt and butter together with electric mixer till it forms a fine granule-like consistency.
* Add milk, egg and vanilla essence to the dry mixture and beat till smooth.
* Spoon mixture into cupcake cases until ⅔ full. Mixture makes about 12 cupcakes.
* Bake in pre-heated oven at 180˚C for about 20 minutes or until sponge bounces back when touched.
* When cool, either dust with icing sugar or ice with chocolate frosting.

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