How to make scrumptious Smartie Chocolate Cup Cakes!
These yummy mini sponge cakes take ‘no time’ to prepare from start to finish.
The key ingredient Condensed Milk, delivers a scrumptious moistness and texture to the cupcakes.
It also gives the frosting a soft fudgy texture and a gorgeous sheen.
Always ask permission to cook from a responsible adult and be careful not to burn yourself! :-)
Ingredients for Smartie Chocolate Cupcakes
100g (3½oz) plain flour
25g (1oz) cocoa powder
250g (9oz) Condensed Milk
½ tsp vanilla extract
85g (3oz) margarine or butter 1½ tsp baking powder
200g (7oz) icing sugar
2tbsp cocoa powder
55g (2oz) margarine or butter, softened
few drops vanilla extract
1-2tbsp Condensed Milk
2 boxes Mini Smarties, to finish
You will also need:
12 hole muffin tin and cupcake or muffin cases
Method to make Smartie Chocolate Cupcakes
- Preheat the oven to 180°C, (160°C for fan ovens), Gas Mark 4.
- Place the flour, cocoa powder, condensed milk, egg, vanilla extract, margarine and baking powder in a bowl and beat with an electric hand mixer for 2-3 minutes until pale and fluffy.
- Spoon into the cases and bake for approximately 15-18 minutes until springy to the touch and golden brown. Cool slightly then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.
- Beat the icing sugar, cocoa powder, butter and vanilla with enough condensed milk to bring the mixture to a soft consistency. Spread or pipe onto the cakes. Decorate with the Smarties.
Let your imagination run wild with toppings for your cupcakes – there are loads of great decorations in the shops or chopped nuts, banana chips, curls of chocolate or silver balls!