How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 175C. Line trays with cupcake liners.
  • Melt the chocolate in a double boiler on medium heat. Stir to prevent any chunks.
  • In a bowl, whisk together all dry ingredients.
  • In a large bowl, beat the eggs, one at a time alongwith the sugar till light. Mix in the butter and beat till well combined. Add melted chocolate, the buttermilk and vanilla. Beat till well incorporated.
  • Add the flour mixture gradually and beat until smooth.
  • Drop the batter into cupcake liners filling it 3/4 high. Bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Remove from oven and let cool on wire racks.
  • Frosting:
  • Instructions:
  • Beat butter for a few minutes with a mixer medium speed. Add 3 cups of powdered sugar and turn your mixer on the lowest speed till the sugar is well incorporated. Increase speed to medium and add vanilla extract, salt, and 2 tablespoons of milk/cream and beat for for 3 minutes.
  • After cupcakes have cooled, frost them using a piping bag or a flat butter knife.

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