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Yummy Galaxy chocolate cupcakes with a chocolate cupcake sponge, Galaxy chocolate buttercream frosting. GALAXY HEAVEN!
Galaxy chocolate cupcakes
Galaxy = yum. Chocolate = yum. Cupcakes = yum. Galaxy chocolate cupcakes?! Oh holy moly yum! I just can’t really cope with how good they are. Like, I am so proud of the photos of these cupcakes, because I think it shows how good these cupcakes are.
I thought these cupcakes deserved a good start, and that paragraph I think sums them up nicely. I am obsessed with them. They’re delicious, so chocolatey and heavenly. How many times can I say that before it gets boring?! Honestly?
Anyway… the cupcakes. I decided to use my standard brown sugar chocolate cupcake sponge. It’s an easy basic sponge, plus cocoa powder. They’re still light and delicious, and I use them in so many recipes – including my Toblerone cupcakes!
If you wanted a richer and more indulgent cupcake mix however – I one hundred percent recommend using my chocolate fudge cupcake recipe. They’re gooey, so fudgey, and purely epic. However, I understand that not everyone wants to go through that faff of the recipe, so I went for a basic on for these bad boys!
As usual I used my all time favourite baking cups from Iced Jems. The good thing about them is that they’re so easy to use, and she sells so many of them there is always ones to suit your theme! I used the brown polka dot baking cups as the brown colour fit the chocolate theme!
Like me, you can put some chopped galaxy throughout the cupcake – but its completely optional. You have enough galaxy in the buttercream and decoration that you definitely don’t need it – but I just love going a little overboard on a flavour theme! As you all well know…
As you can get the darker galaxy collection now, I used half of that and half of the regular galaxy in the buttercream frosting, but either work perfectly. It’s why the buttercream frosting is slightly darker – but don’t worry.. it tastes perfectly like Galaxy still!
I used my favourite 2D closed star piping tip for the frosting – as I am just obsessed with the swirl it creates. a 1M open star piping tip also works really well though. I always use ‘medium’ size piping tips in general, apart from a couple which are large.
I sometimes get comments saying how are my swirls so good, when others come out looking a bit like spaghetti, and that’s because a lot of piping tips that are sold in places such as supermarkets are much much smaller than the ones I use.
For the decoration I use a couple of chunks of galaxy chocolate, a galaxy counter, and my favourite bronze crunch sprinkles. I was going to do a drizzle of galaxy chocolate… but I might have eaten the spare required for that job. My bad.
ENJOY THESE BEAUTIES! x
Galaxy Chocolate Cupcakes!
- 150 g Unsalted Butter/Stork
- 150 g Light Brown Sugar
- 120 g Self Raising Flour
- 30 g Cocoa Powder
- 3 Medium Eggs
- 100 g Galaxy Chocolate (chopped)
- 150 g Unsalted Butter (not stork)
- 300 g Icing Sugar
- 175 g Galaxy Chocolate (melted)
- Galaxy Chocolate
- Galaxy Counters
For the Cupcakes
- Preheat your oven to 180C/160C Fan, and get your 12 cupcake cases ready.
- Beat together your butter and sugar, until light and fluffy.
- Add in the flour, cocoa powder and eggs and beat until a lovely cake mix is formed!
- Fold through the chopped galaxy chocolate!
- Split evenly between the 12 cases, and bake in the oven for 17-20 minutes. I bake mine for 18 minutes!
- Once baked, leave to cool fully.
For the Buttercream
- Make sure your unsalted butter (not stork) is at room temp.
- Beat your butter until smooth.
- Add in the icing sugar and beat again!
- Add in your melted galaxy chocolate and beat till a lovely buttercream is made. If it's a little stiff, add in 1-2tbsp of boiling water. Only do this is essential!
For the Decoration
- Pipe your buttercream onto the cupcakes with your favourite piping tip - I use a 2D closed star piping tip.
- Add on some galaxy chocolate - I did two chunks of galaxy chocolate and a galaxy counter per cake, and then sprinkled on my favourite sprinkles.
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