Rich chocolate cupcakes
- 100 grams dark (semisweet) chocolate, chopped coarsely
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 125 grams butter
- 3 eggs
- 2 cup plain flour
- 3 tspn baking powder
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
Preheat oven to 160°C Celsius.
Combine chocolate and water in a small saucepan. Cook, stirring continually, over a medium-low heat until the chocolate is completely melted. Remove from heat and allow to cool as you perform the following two steps.
Cream the butter and sugar in a large bowl. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Combine flour, baking powder and cocoa powder in a separate bowl and whisk together to combine.
Alternating between the flour and chocolate mixtures, add these to the creamed butter/sugar. Stir gently after each addition until just combined.
Spoon into lined muffin trays. Bake at 160°F for about 20 minutes (or until a toothpick comes out clean).