I have tried and tried to get a really good chocolate cupcake recipe but either they are too dry, too bitter or too stodgy. You’ll be pleased to know I have found it and now I just need to get the best icing to go on top.
I think the best recipe I have tried for vanilla cupcake is from The gourmet cupcake company – Her recipe for easy vanilla cupcakes is definitely a never fail recipe – always light and fluffy and just right for a plain cupcake.
After many attempts at the chocolate variety, which i tried varying the basic recipe and replacing 30g of flour with 30g of coca but it wasnt quite right. So last weekend I made my Devils food cupcake which really after many attempts wins our family’s taste test competition.
I experimented with different toppings and the general consensus was that the cream cheeses frosting was the best for a rich but light chocolate cupcake. The chocolate topping I made with melted chocolate and caramel just made the experience a little too rich and my boys couldn’t even finish a cupcake! I will try a version of the chocolate topping with milk rather than dark chocolate to see if this makes it a little less rich but would be happy to take any suggestions here!
The only problem is that I am the one tasting all these different varieties and obsessed with getting it right. Meanwhile my waist is definitely getting thicker!
- Cupcakes just the way they are supposed to be by The Gourmet CupCake Company.
- Maison Cupcake blogs about our Malteser competition
- Decorating Chocolate Cupcakes
- Chocolate Cake
- Carol’s How to – Make Chocolate handbags