It’s already February, which means on thing… It’s almost valentines day!
Whether you’re single, taken or its complicated, you can treat yourself or those you love with a sweet treat – especially these chocolate strawberry cupcakes. Starting with a light and airy chocolate cupcake, filled generously with strawberry jam, which is topped with strawberry buttercream and finished with a drizzle of Nutella and sprinkles.
Okay, so these aren’t just for valentines day, they’re perfect to take anywhere to share with whoever you want to… I just see its almost time to celebrate valentines day and the winning combo of chocolate and strawberry will always be a good one!
I’m keeping things super simple this week, especially seeing as I don’t really have the time to be blogging due to other commitments but doing this helps relax me somewhat – so if you want to show some support, check out the video, blog post and check the social medias, it all helps.
Anyway, lets get started, shall we?
115g granulated sugar.
70g plain flour.
20g cocoa powder.
1/2 tsp baking powder.
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda.
70ml whole milk.
15ml vegetable oil.
1 tsp vanilla extract.
Before you get started on the recipe, you’ll want to do some prep work. Starting by weighing up all of your ingredients, preheating your oven to 180˚/350˚f and get any equipment you may need ready, such a mixing bowl and whisk. Don’t forget to line a cupcake/muffin pan with cases.
To start on the recipe, you’ll want to start by placing the granulate sugar, plain flour, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda into a bowl, whisk together with a whisk – set aside until needed later on.
Into another mixing bowl you’ll want to combine the wet ingredients, which are the milk, vegetable oil, chocolate and vanilla extract, whisk them together until everything is fully combined.
You can then add the wet ingredients into the dry and mix until everything is combined and you have a semi thick cake batter – it should look slightly granular, this is normal.
Now you can take the boiling water and add it into the cake batter – this may sound unconventional but for this recipe it works and makes the best chocolate cake recipe.
For ease, you can transfer the cake batter into a jug or bowl. This is optional and can be poured from a bowl if preferred.
Grab your muffin/cupcake pan that has been lined with cases and pour the batter into them – filling them about 2/3 or 3/4 of the way full as these raise the perfect amount once baked. Once all of your cases have been filled, you can transfer the pan into your preheated oven and bake for 20-22 minutes or until a tester comes out clean when inserted into the centre.
While the cupcakes are in the oven baking, you ca go ahead and whip up the cream. Into a clean mixing bowl add in the double cream, icing sugar and vanilla extract – whisk everything together until the whipped cream reaches a stiff peak (where it holds its shape well). This will happen all of a sudden, so make sure you keep your eye on the mixture, otherwise it will become over whipped and have an unpleasant mouthfeel. Transfer the cream into a piping bag fitted with a nozzle of your choice
Once the cupcakes are baked, allow to cool down fully as they will be filled and if the cupcake isn’t cooled completely, it will ruin the end product. Now that the cupcakes are cooled, you can use a cupcake or even an apple corer and core the centre out, then fill generously fill with the cherry jam.
Top the cupcakes with the freshly whipped cream and finish them with a generous grating of dark chocolate and top with a cherry of your choice.
That’s it – a super simple recipe for a batch of black forest cupcakes. So whether you’re looking for something new or an old favourite – these cupcakes will go down a treat!
That’s all for today guys, I hope you enjoyed. If you did, don’t forget to share this recipe with your family and friends and enjoy it. I’ll be back soon with another blog post and YouTube video, so join me then. In the meanwhile, don’t forget to check out my other social’s – Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, TikTok, Twitter and YouTube. The YouTube tutorial will be linked down below.