Ingredients for the Classic Chocolate Cupcake:
65g Unsalted Butter
130g dark chocolate, chopped (or broken up)
1 ½ cups of self-raising flour
3 tablespoons of cocoa
1 ¼ cups of caster sugar
2 eggs
1 cup butter milk

Ingredients for the Classic Vanilla Buttercream Frosting:
250g Butter
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
2 cups of icing sugar (to taste)

Step 1: Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius
Step 2: Melt the dark chocolate either in a double boiler or in the microwave.
Step 3: Add butter to the melted dark chocolate and mix until the butter is well incorporated. Leave to cool slightly.
Step 4: Sift the flour, sugar and cocoa powered into a mixing bowl, mix with a wooden spoon.
Step 5: Add the eggs and butter milk, give it a little mix before adding the chocolate and butter mixture.
Step 6: Line cupcake tins and spoon the cupcake batter to fill ¾ of the cup.
Step 7: Bake for 25mins or until the skewer comes out clean. Do not over bake.

Preparing the vanilla frosting...
Step 8: Add the stick of butter into the mixing bowl and cream for about 3 mins
Step 9: Add vanilla extract and continue to mix adding the icing sugar as you go. Mix until light and fluffy. Taste test as you go adding more icing sugar when needed.
Step 10: Once cupcakes having fully cooled, pipe the frosting and you're done.

Makes about 16 cupcakes

I was lucky enough to combine two of my favourite things on this project, filmmaking and baking! For those who know me know how much I love to bake sweet sweet desserts and for those who don't know me, making this short recipe film was an exhilarating experience. Filmed on the Sony F55 and macro lenses from Digital Logic, I wanted to capture the feeling of eating one of these cupcakes. I hope you enjoyed watching this as much as I enjoyed making it and eating!

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Special thanks to Digital Logic

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