Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Chocolate Mousse Cupcakes

If you like chocolate but would prefer something a little lighter then these Chocolate Mousse Cupcakes are for you - my boyfriend's Mam Helen (the deadly baker) gave me the recipe for these yummmmyy cupcakes ... they're so simple to make and are perfect for almost any occasion...

For the cake mix...

225g Caster Sugar
225g Butter
220g Self Raising Flour (sieved)
5 tbsp Cocoa Powder
4 Eggs

1) Preheat the oven to 180C/ 350F/ Gas mark 4
2) Cream the butter and sugar together in a food mixer
3) When smooth, add the eggs one by one and continue to mix
4) Add the sieved flour and cocoa powder (one spoon at a time) and keep mixing
4) Stop mixing when the mixture is nice and fluffy
5) Line a muffin/bun tin with bin cases and put 1-2 dollops of the mixture in each
6) Place in the oven for 10-15 mins
7) Leave to cool on a wire tray

For the Mousse Topping...

700g Heavy Whipping Cream
350g Icing Sugar
180g Cocoa Powder
Pinch of Salt

1) Place a bowl in the fridge for an hour before making this mousse
2) Place all the ingredients in your chilled bowl and whip them together until the mixture holds a peak
3) Place the mixture in the fridge for a further 20 mins and the using a piping bag or spoons, frost the tops of the cooled cupcakes 


  1. These look delicious! I love how you have made a mousse-like topping! It looks lovely and light as some butter icings and frostings can be so rich!

  2. beautiful! creative! delicious! and it must be yummy..::)

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