Intro: Rich Chocolate Cupcakes With Whipped Buttercream Frosting and a Strawberry on Top
These cupcakes are never fail and completely delicious whether you choose to go the store bought or homemade route. Keep reading to find out how to make them homemade!
Ingredients: FOR CAKE; 3/4 cup of sugar,1/2 cup of water, 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter, 2 large egg yolks, 1/2 cup of cake flour, 1/3 of unsweetened cocoa, pinch of salt, 3 large egg whites, 1 teaspoon of baking powder
FOR FROSTING; 3 tablespoons of powdered sugar, 1 cup of heavy cream, 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla
FOR TOPPING: Strawberries cut across or you're preferred topping
Step 1: The Cupcakes
To make the cupcakes is super easy you want to start by setting the oven to 350 degrees and place all your cupcake liners into the muffin tin. Next you want to start by whisking together all your wet ingredients (egg yolks, egg whites, butter, and water) in one bowl and mixing all the dry ingredients (cocoa powder, sugar, cake flour, baking powder, and salt) in another. Gradually add your wet ingredients to the dry and stir in completely. Pour the mix into the cupcake liners, filling them 2/3 full. Pop them in the oven for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Step 2: The Frosting
While your cupcake are cookie you'll want to get started on your frosting. To make the frosting use either a standing mixer or a hand mixer. Pour all the ingredients into a bowl and mix until it thickens up. store in the refrigerator until use.
Step 3: Frosting and Topping
Now that the cupcakes have come out you're going to want to let them cool completely before frosting. Once cooled take a knife and cut out a circular hole in the center of the cupcake that goes about halfway through the cupcake. Then take your frosting and transfer it to a Ziploc bag and cut of the tip of the bag to create an icing bag. Fill the holes with frosting and then frost the cupcakes as you normally would do. Top with a strawberry or whatever you want and enjoy!