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Tuesday 30 September 2014

Happy Birthday Prince George! Luscious Chocolate Cupcakes hit the sweet spot

Whether you're a fan of the royal couple and chubby cheeked Prince George or not, it's hard to resist the draw of these fudgy chocolate cupcakes.

Patricia Murphy

Published 22/07/2014 | 14:28

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spongecake or muffin with chocolate sauce
spongecake or muffin with chocolate sauce
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge holds Prince George of Cambridge as they visit the Bilby Enclosure at Taronga Zoo on April 20, 2014 in Sydney
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge holds Prince George of Cambridge as they visit the Bilby Enclosure at Taronga Zoo on April 20, 2014 in Sydney
This photo dated Wednesday July 2, 2014, was taken to mark the first birthday of Prince George and shows the Prince during a visit to the Sensational Butterflies exhibition at the Natural History Museum
This photo dated Wednesday July 2, 2014, was taken to mark the first birthday of Prince George and shows the Prince during a visit to the Sensational Butterflies exhibition at the Natural History Museum

It's been a year since crowds of media waited with baited breath outside St. Mary's Hospital in Westminster for the arrival of the royal baby. Now, gorgeous Prince George is toddling around after the Duke and Duchess as he celebrates his first birthday.

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How time does fly!

It seems Prince George is already a dab hand at impressing the royals  but imagining the hoards of delicious cakes at this baby's birthday party is enough material to provide beautiful dreams for many months.

While normal birthday parties probably wouldn't compare to those in Westminster, these scrumptious chocolate cupcakes with a rich fudgey icing usually induce a smile or two. Here's the recipe. 

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Ingredients

300g dark chocolate, broken into chunks - don't use one with a high cocoa content

200g self-raising flour

200g light muscovado sugar, plus 3 tbsp extra

6 tbsp cocoa

150ml sunflower oil, plus a little extra for greasing

284ml pot soured cream

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla extract

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Method

Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4 and line a 10-hole muffin tin with paper cases. Whizz the chocolate into small pieces in a food processor. In the largest mixing bowl you have, tip in the flour, sugar, cocoa, oil, 100ml soured cream, eggs, vanilla and 100ml water. 

Mix everything together before adding 100g of the whizzed up chocolate. Divide the mixture evenly between each cupcake case and bake for 20 minutes.

To make your icing, melt the remainder of the chocolate with the rest of the sour cream along with 3 tbsp of sugar. Chill in the fridge and ice your buns when cool.

Top with pretty sprinkles and serve. 

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