Easy Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Icing

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Our Betty Crocker easy chocolate cupcakes has chocolate ganache in the middle topped with chocolate icing and sprinkles included in our pack.

  • 30 MinTotal Time
  • 7Ingredients
  • 9Servings

Our Betty Crocker easy chocolate cupcakes has chocolate ganache in the middle topped with chocolate icing and sprinkles included in our pack.

Ingredients

  • 1 box Betty Crocker Devil's Food Cupcake Mix
  • 45 ml vegetable oil
  • 50 ml water
  • 2 medium free range eggs
  • 60 g soft butter
  • 75 g double cream
  • 125 g dark chocolate, chopped

Utensils

  • 9 brown cupcake cases (or the cupcake cases that come in the pack)
  • 12 hole muffin tin
  • Large bowl
  • Hand or electric whisk
  • Spatula
  • Small saucepan
  • 2 small bowls
  • Piping bag with star nozzle

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C, 160C fan, gas 4. Place the cupcake cases into the muffin tin.
  2. Mixthe eggs, oil, water and cake mix gently together and whisk (by hand or electric mixer) for 2-3 minutes until smooth and creamy.
  3. Pourthe mixture evenly into the cupcake cases.
  4. Bakein the centre of the oven for 15-17 minutes or until a rounded knife inserted into the centre of a cupcake comes out clean. Remove and let cool on a wire rack.
  5. Meanwhileheat the cream to almost boiling. Place the chocolate into a bowl and pour the hot cream over the top. Stir until the chocolate has all melted into the cream. Let cool until room temperature.
  6. Hollow out a little of the centre of the sponge and fill with 1 tsp of chocolate ganache. Repeat with all the cupcakes.
  7. Whisk the icing sugar and softened butter together until blended then beat in any of the ganache that was leftover from filling the cupcakes. Spoon into a piping bag with a star nozzle.
  8. Pipe the icing onto the cooled cupcakes and decorate with the chocolate flakes for a perfect finish!
  9. TIPSYou can prepare the chocolate ganache ahead of time. Cover and keep in the fridge for up to 2 days. It will be much thicker in consistency but you can still spoon into the centre of the cupcake.