Frosted chocolate cupcakes



  1. All purpose flour – 2 cups minus 2 level tbsps.
  2. Cornstarch – 2 level tbsps.
  3. Baking powder – 2 tsps.
  4. Baking soda – 1 tsp.
  5. Unsweetened Cocoa powder –3 tbsps. (level)  (I used Al Ali)
  6. Salt – a generous pinch
  7. Oil– 1/4 cup ( I had used sunflower oil)
  8. Butter – 50 grams; melted and cooled to room temperature
  9. Caster sugar – 13/4 cup
  10. Vanilla essence – 1 tsp.
  11. Eggs – 3 numbers; big
  12. Buttermilk – 1 cup (made with 1 cup of whole milk and 2 tbsps. of white vinegar)

For the frosting:-

  1. Butter – 150 grams
  2. Cocoa powder- 2 tbsps. , sifted
  3. Icing sugar – 2 cups , sifted
  4. Vanilla essence – 1/4 tsp.
  5. Salt – a pinch


  1. Preheat your oven to 180C.
  2. Sift together the all purpose flour, cornstarch, cocoa powder, salt, baking soda and baking powder.
  3. Mix together the eggs, caster sugar, vanilla essence, oil & the melted butter in a big mixing bowl.
  4. Gently fold in the sifted flour mixture in 2 additions alternated with the buttermilk. The batter would be a bit runny.
  5. Place cupcake liners in the cupcake pan. Fill the liners with the batter till 3/4th full.
  6. Bake at 180C for 18 minutes. Cool the cupcakes completely before piping the frosting.
  7. For the frosting, beat the butter with a hand mixer for 3-4 minutes or till creamy and fluffy. Beat in the icing sugar in 4 additions & beat well after each addition. Add the cocoa powder, salt & vanilla essence and mix. Pipe this mixture over the cooled cupcakes.
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3 Responses to Frosted chocolate cupcakes

  1. You had me at frosting. Frosting is my thing, and it often doesn’t even make it onto the cupcakes, it’s a real problem haha. These look amazing. I don’t make chocolate cupcakes often but this is definitely an incentive to make ’em more often. Plus, who doesn’t love chocolate, am I right? Thanks for sharing.

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    • Thanks for the lovely comment. My favorite part of a cupcake is definitely the frosting. But my kids are more partial towards the plain counterpart and so I rarely make frosted cupcakes at home. I would like to share recipes on the Facebook page that you have mentioned. Again thank you very much.

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