Chocolate Redcurrant Cupcakes
Chocolate Redcurrant Cupcakes

Chocolate Redcurrant Cupcakes

Posted On: 23rd July 2015
Recipe By: Alison Wheatley

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Chocolate and redcurrants are a truly delicious combination, a soft gluten free chocolate sponge topped with silky smooth chocolate buttercream and a smattering of redcurrants on the top is just the job. Don't over do the red currants, just a handful is enough to give you that fantastic tang they have.

This recipe is...

VegetarianVegetarian

Ingredients

Cake
140g caster sugar
140g margarine
1tbsp cocoa powder
140g gluten free self raising flour
2 large eggs

Topping
400g icing sugar
200g margarine
1 tbsp cocoa powder
50g redcurrants

Preparation Time: 30 Mins
Cooking Time: 20 Mins
This recipe makes 8 Cupcakes

This recipe is free from...

Celery
Crustaceans
Dairy
Egg
Fish
Gluten
Lupin
Molluscs
Mustard
Peanuts
Sesame
Soya
Sulphites
Tree Nuts

Method

1. In a large bowl cream together the sugar and margarine.

2. In another bowl, place both the cocoa powder and flour, gradually sift this mix into the sugar/margarine alternating with the egg (some flour, an egg, some more flour etc) until all the flour has gone and both eggs have been added. Mix well with a wooden spoon.

3. Line a cupcake tin with paper cakes, spoon about 2 and half heaped teaspoons of the mix into each case.

4. Place the cakes in the oven, gas mark 4 for 20 mins or until cooked

5. Once cooked allow to go cold (around an hour or so),once cold, with a fork cream together the icing sugar, cocoa powder and margarine until smooth and creamy.

6. Place the butter cream in a piping bag and gently pipe the cream onto the top of the cakes, if you don't want to pipe you could spread it with the back of a spoon instead. Top with redcurrants.

Nutritional info per cupcake

CaloriesCarbsFibreFatSugarProtein
56783g1g25g68g3g
Calories567
Carbs83g
Fibre1g
Fat25g
Sugar68g
Protein3g

Your Comments

Hi - this looks like a delightful recipe - do you think I could use dairy free marg?
Regards
Marilyn

Marilyn Chabeaux - 23rd July 2015

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