Loved this chocolate cupcake. There was almost as much cocoa powder as there was to self-raising flour (which freaked me a little) but it turned out really well. The cake was very light and fluffy and super chocolatey. It was easy to make and even though I have an electric hand beater, I opted for the mix-it-by-hand-till-the-arms-hurt method. Needed to work up a sweat before I stuffed my face with cupcakes!
Now…the frosting. FAIL! I was planning for a nice, creamy buttercream frosting. I ended up with a Simpson’s pink donut icing instead! I got the ingredient portions all wrong – tsk, but at least now I know how to make donut icing.
At the end of it, the cake was superb, the icing was still yum which made me v happy. Moral of the story – if your buttercream frosting turns out as sugar icing, make it pink and pretty…and all will be fine and dandy.