{Monthly Sweet Tooth} Chocolate cupcakes

{Monthly Sweet Tooth} Chocolate cupcakes

Happy Monday friends! How did your weekends go? Mine was pretty busy but really fun, highlights were a trip to the Stellenbosch Slow Food market with friends and a walk up Lions Head totally surrounded by mist! Of course I also had to get baking for my Monthly Sweet Tooth post which I decided to style with a Valentine’s theme. Thanks to my sisters for all the extra props! I hope you like it, the cupcakes are seriously delicious…
Valentine's choc cupcakes
Valentine's choc cupcakes
Valentine's choc cupcakes
Valentine's choc cupcakes
Valentine's choc cupcakes
Valentine's choc cupcakes
Chocolate Cupcakes
100g cake flour
20g cocoa powder
140g caster sugar
1½ tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
40g softened butter
120ml milk
1 egg
½ tsp vanilla essence

* Mix flour, cocoa, sugar, baking powder, salt and butter together with electric mixer till it forms a fine granule-like consistency.
* Add milk, egg and vanilla essence to the dry mixture and beat till smooth.
* Spoon mixture into cupcake cases until ? full. Mixture makes about 12 cupcakes.
* Bake in pre-heated oven at 180?C for about 20 minutes or until sponge bounces back when touched.
* Leave to cool slightly before turning out onto wire rack to cool completely.
* When cool, either dust with icing sugar or ice with chocolate frosting. I opted to leave them plain as I wasn’t in the mood for any extra calories!;)
And lastly enjoy! As you can see this recipe is so simple and believe me, very tasty too, so it’s well worth it!

Photography: by me


  1. Sarah Klassen

    7 February

    Oh my goodness, adorable + delicious*

    Mmm, definitely printing this one off for sometime this week

  2. Tiina

    7 February

    Lovely pictures Lana! I had a great weekend too, a good combo of wine drinking, sunday coffee shop hanging around withmy girls, cozy night with my love, and we also did some important stuff as sold our dodgy car and bought brand new family car! So, really good weekend!!

  3. Rachie @ A Chi Chi Affair

    7 February

    This is so cute – love the styling and the cupcake flags! These look delish..
    Rachie xo

  4. Ingrid from Cohabitaire

    7 February

    Lana, these are totally cute! great photos… can't wait to bake these babies 🙂

  5. Bandaloop

    7 February

    Ooooh, my Munny's look so sweet and in love! Love the heart cut-out and little flags!


    7 February

    Oh wow, this is beyond adorable and looks positively scrumptious!

    Have a great week, Lana 🙂 xoxo

  7. Gaia

    8 February

    Hi Lana,
    I'm so glad you are back!
    How was your holiday?

    How are you?!

    Lovely post and I'll try the recipe!

  8. Megan

    8 February

    Your pics are so stunning! Really cool, little munnies are so adorable together and the cupcakes look delicious!

  9. gail.k

    8 February

    How delicious it all looks — beautiful styling(as usual!) & yummy looking cupcakes. Love the little mannikins!

  10. kira

    9 February

    love the use of props!and now want to eat a cupcake…

  11. Peroxide Blonde

    14 February

    Looks yumm but I cant handle anymore Valtenine's Day..yikes

    Peroxide Blonde

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