Easter is right around the corner, so I thought I´d share this easterlicious lemon buttercream cupcake recipe with you. If you remember the Double Trouble Chocolate Cupcakes, you`ll see that it´s the same basic recipe, only this time I`ve made it with a fresh, citrus frosting based on lemon curd. In Norway, yellow is the traditional colour of Easter, signifying brighter times are coming after a long winter. That`s why I found it suitable to make these delicious cupcakes into an Easter treat! …continue reading
Today is my BF`s 26th birthday, and at his job it`s common to bring something sweet to work on their birthdays. So yesterday was filled up with cupcakes all over the place. I made like three batches of cupcakes and I also started on a Raspberry mousse cake that`ll be the birthday cake here at home. One of the cupcake recipes I made was this super delicious Double Trouble Chocolate Cupcakes. They contain chocolate in both the batter and the frosting. It`s such a treat, so I hope the people at BF`s work enjoy them!
Double Trouble Chocolate Cupcakes
1.5 stick of butter (room temperature)
1 ¼ cup of sugar
3.5 oz. dark chocolate
4-5 tbsp. sour cream/yoghurt
2 cups of flour
8 oz. water (boiling)
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tbsp. cocoa
Turn the oven on 390 F.
In a small bowl, add chocolate and cocoa. Heat up water and pour it over. Stir well, and make sure all of the chocolate is melted. Let cool off. Mix sugar and butter until it gets light and fluffy. Add one egg at a time. Add flour and baking powder. Mix gently. Now add the chocolate mixture and the sour cream /yoghurt. Mix gently.
Fill the cupcake tin about 2/3 in each. Bake in the oven for 13 minutes.
Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
2 sticks of butter
2 cups of confectionary sugar
7.5 oz chocolate
4-5 tbsp. milk
Mix room temperature butter and the confectionary sugar until it gets really light and fluffy. Add the milk. Mix well. Add melted chocolate and mix well. And ta da! Now it`s done! Now the fun stuff begins. Bring out the sprinkles, and start decorating! I love using colourful sprinkles!