Chocolate Cupcakes: Holiday Baking from England

Here we have another Mary Berry recipe from England’s Sherri Eckworth. This one makes two dozen cupcakes, with the photo below provided by Sherri.

Ingredients – Cupcakes
  • 40g cocoa powder
  • 4 tbsp boiling water
  • 3 eggs
  • 175g baking margarine
  • 175g caster sugar
  • 115g self raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
Ingredients – Icing
  • 60g butter
  • 30g cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 250g icing sugar
Preparation
Line 2 x 12 hole muffin tins (or 1 and cook twice) with paper cases. Stir the cocoa powder in a bowl, pour in the boiling water and mix to a thick paste. Once that’s done, add the remaining cake ingredients and whisk together – I use an electric hand whisk which works really quickly.
Then spoon the mix into the 24 cases. Bake at 200 (180 fan) Gas 6 for about 10 mins. They should be springy to the touch when done. Cool on a wire rack.
To make the icing, melt the butter then pour it in a bowl. Add the cocoa powder and mix together. Stir in the milk and then the icing sugar a little a time – this can be very messy! Once it’s lovely, glossy and spreadable and the cakes are cooled, spread a little (or a lot!) over each one.
Absolutely yummy and very easy indeed!
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