Chocolate Strawberry cupcakes

  • 75 g cocoa powder
  • 225 g water, boiled
  • 125 g slightly salted butter, softened 
  • 200 g soft brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 250 g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 100 ml cream, whipped
  • 1/4 tsp strawberry flavor
  • 1/4 cup icing sugar
  • 3 fresh strawberries, crushed/grinded
  • 2 fresh strawberries, sliced to serve

  • Grease a 12-hole muffin tray or line with cake cases 
  • Mix cocoa power with water, set aside
  • Cream together the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy. Add the eggs, one by one
  • Add cocoa mix and mix well. 
  • Fold in sifted flour and baking powder.  mix well 
  • Spoon the mixture into the muffin cases 
  • Bake in the oven at 180c until cooked through, about 20 minutes. 
  • Turn out onto a rack to cool. 
  • Whip cream until firm, add icing sugar and strawberry flavor, keep whipping until getting the right texture
  • Add strawberries and whip more.
  • Spoon frost onto the cakes. 
  • Leave to set before decorating with sliced strawberries.

Please note that I have not yet perfected the frost, the texture is too runny.