Chocolate Easter Cakes

Chocolate Easter Cakes

chocolate easter cupcake recipe

chocolate easter cupcake recipe

Chocolate Easter Cakes

Recipe Type: Cakes & Baking

Cuisine: British

Author: Caroline Artiss

Prep time: 20 mins

Cook time: 20 mins

Total time: 40 mins

Serves: 12

These cakes are more like rich chocolate muffins. They are not as fluffy as sponge cake but they have a deeper chocolate flavour. Perfect for all you chocoholic’s.

Ingredients

  • Cupcakes:
  • 200g chocolate chips
  • 200g/ 1-½ cups self raising flour
  • 200g / 1 cup caster sugar
  • 6 tbsp / ¾ cup cocoa powder
  • 150 ml / ¾ cup sunflower oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 280 ml / 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

 

  • Icing / frosting:
  • 200g soft unsalted butter
  • 350g / 3 cups icing sugar
  • 50g / 3/5 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp hot water
  • 100g melted chocolate

 

  • Decorate:
  • Flake bar crumbled to decorate
  • Mini eggs to decorate

Instructions

  1. This is a very easy recipe
  2. Preheat oven 180c /350f / gas4
  3. Simply mix all the cake ingredients together apart from the chocolate chips in a big bowl until smooth
  4. Then mix in the chocolate chips
  5. Then fill the cupcake cases and pop in the oven for 15 – 20 minutes
  6. To test if they are cooked poke a small skewer in the centre of the cake and if it comes out clean they are done
  7. Or you can press it gently with your finger and if it bounces back it is cooked
  8. Leave to cool
  9. For the icing, sieve the icing sugar and cocoa powder into a large bowl
  10. Beat in the butter, vanilla, cooled melted chocolate and hot water
  11. Beat until smooth
  12. When cakes are cool, spread the icing on top of the cakes
  13. If you have a piping bag they will look nicer but no problem if you don’t
  14. Sprinkle the flake on top then put 3 mini eggs on to look like a birds nest

Notes

Give yourself a big pat on the back for making the effort to make such lovely cakes for Easter.

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