Chelsea

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Chocolate 'Hot Cross Bun' Cupcakes

By Chelsea Sugar
Chocolate 'Hot Cross Bun' Cupcakes
12 servings
  • 1 review

  • Difficulty Easy
  • Prep time 10 mins
  • Cooking time 15 mins
  • Serves
    12
Ingredients

    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
    ¾ cup Chelsea Icing Sugar
    1 tsp lemon juice
    1 tbsp milk
    Drinking chocolate to sprinkle on top

Method

    1. Preheat oven to 190° conventional (170°C fan forced). In a large electric mixing bowl, beat together the butter, Chelsea Soft Brown Sugar and eggs for 2-3 minutes until creamy.

    2. Sift in the flour, baking soda and cocoa and add the sour cream then 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.

    3. Bake for 15-20 minutes until the cupcakes are puffed and spongy to the touch or a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool.

    4. Sift Chelsea Icing Sugar into a bowl. Add lemon juice and just enough milk to make a thick, pipe-able icing. Use a piping bag or drizzle from a spoon to draw a cross on each muffin, set aside for icing to harden slightly. Sprinkle with drinking chocolate and serve.

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The cupcakes are perfect! Easy recipe and the sour cream gives a really good texture. Got a little lazy at the end however and just used fudge icing pen to do the cross!

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