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Chocolate Cupcakes with Berry Buttercream

By Chelsea Sugar
Chocolate Cupcakes with Berry Buttercream
12 servings
  • 9 reviews

  • Difficulty Easy
  • Prep time 20 mins
  • Cooking time 18 mins
  • Serves

    100g butter, softened
    ¾ cup packed Chelsea Soft Brown Sugar
    2 large eggs, beaten
    1 cup plain flour
    ½ tsp baking soda
    ¼ cup cocoa
    ½ cup sour cream
    Raspberry lolly drops to garnish

    Berry Buttercream
    150g butter, softened
    2 cups Chelsea Berry Flavoured Icing Sugar
    2-3 tablespoons hot water


    Preheat the oven to 170°C on fan-bake. In a large electric mixing bowl, beat together the butter, Chelsea Soft Brown Sugar and eggs for 2-3 minutes until creamy.   Sift the flour, baking soda and cocoa. Add the dry ingredients to the egg mixture with the sour cream and beat for 2-3 minutes until smooth and fluffy. Spoon the mixture into a 12-hole muffin pan lined with cupcake cases or directly into self-standing cupcake cases.
    Bake in the preheated oven for 15-18 minutes until the cupcakes are puffed and spongy to the touch. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool.

    Beat the butter until smooth and pale. Gradually add the Chelsea Berry Flavoured Icing Sugar, half a cup at a time, with enough of the hot water to make a creamy mixture, beating between each addition until fluffy and pink. When the cupcakes have completely cooled, pipe with a generous swirl of buttercream and top with a raspberry lolly.

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Average Rating
(9 reviews)

Made them for my family and they loved them. I made them and we eat them all and ended up going back to make another batch. Absolutely delish.

I made 4 batches of this recipe for an event . Everyone just loved them, my husband's work mates had several helpings. My children asked for more. Thank you for this delicious recipe.

absoloutly yumo! my whanu loved it and gobled it up in to there pukus! chea chelsa u rock my ymca meetings evrey thrusday!

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These r so pretty

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Love it especially the icing...

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Made these for my daughters send off from kindy and went down a treat with all the kids!

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Made these for my partner and work colleagues for Valentines Day!! Received fab compliments!

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Make these for work and they always all get eaten!!!

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