Chocolate Cup Cakes

After a Kids Can Cook class with an enthusiastic group of children, two of the kids & a mum posted these messages on my page:

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Mohd Ikram wrote "Thanks auntie for teaching us how 2 cook lasagne n cup cakes. We enjoyed it. Tq too for kakak Irra n abang. Best....Next time we all join lagi."

Afiqah Anwar wrote "Your class today was awesome!"

And mum Normala Hafiz wrote "Marina, my daughter & niece really enjoyed the class."

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Those words of appreciation make me holding the classes worth every bit the effort.


Frosting

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 2 tbsp milk

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cups flour
  • 3/4 cups cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk

Method

  1. Sieve all the dry ingredients in a bowl.
  2. In a mixing bowl, cream the butter & sugar till fluffy.
  3. Add eggs one at a time, beating well in between each egg.
  4. Add the vanilla essence.
  5. Add the dry ingredients alternating with the buttermilk, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients.
  6. Pour into the cupcake liners.
  7. Bake in a preheated 180ºC oven for 15 minutes.
  8. When cool, ice with frosting & decorate as desired.

Frosting

  1. Sieve the icing sugar & cocoa powder together.
  2. Add the icing sugar gradually, alternating with milk until it has a smooth consistency.
  3. Spread on top of the cooled cupcakes.