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Hello everyone, I hope you are all well.

Today I made some lovely chocolate cupcakes after a Sarabeth Levine recipe.

I decorated the cupcakes with a luscious chocolate cream cheese frosting…

Here is the recipe, enjoy!

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Black Beauty cupcakes

  • 1/2 cup (60 g) pure unsweetened cocoa powder 
  • 1 cup + 1 tablespoon (250 ml) boiling water
  • 1 1/3 cup (170 g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup (225 g) regular sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup + 1 tablespoon (100 ml) mayonnaise (contains egg)

Put the cocoa powder in a mixing bowl, then pour in the boiling water.

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Add the sugar and beat for one minute.

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Then add the flour, baking soda, salt and mayonnaise.

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Beat for about 2 minutes.

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Batter done.

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Divide the mixture between 12 cupcake cases.

Bake in a 350 ˚F (180 ˚C) oven for about 20-25 minutes, middle rack position.

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Leave to cool completely while you make the frosting.

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I made a dark chocolate cheese frosting, you can find the recipe here.

Decorate with a single rose on top of each cupcake, using a Wilton 1M tip.

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I hope you are inspired to try making these luscious chocolate cupcakes…

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They were delicious.

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Have a nice day everyone,

hugs from me to you.

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