Easy Chocolate Chip Cupcakes Recipe

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Easy Chocolate Chip Cupcakes Recipe: These classic chocolate chip cupcakes have been voted the easiest and yummiest cupcakes ever! A simple vanilla cupcake base is dotted with decadent chocolate chips and topped with a smooth vanilla buttercream frosting.

Easy Chocolate Chip Cupcakes Recipe

Ingredients

  • 200 g unsalted butter softened
  • 200 g (1 cup) caster sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs
  • 200 g (1 ½ cup) self raising flour
  • 1 cup chocolate chips extra for decorating

For the buttercream frosting

  • 185 g butter softened
  • 300 g (2 ¼ cups) icing sugar mixture
  • 2 tbs milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

Conventional Method

  • Preheat oven to 175 degrees celsius (fan-forced). Place cupcake cases into the holes of two 12-hole muffin trays.
  • Place the butter, caster sugar, salt and vanilla extract into a bowl.
  • Beat together with a stand-mixer or hand-held beaters until pale and fluffy.
  • Add the eggs one at a time and beat through.
  • Sift in the self-raising flour, add the chocolate chips, and stir with a spoon until just combined (don’t over mix).

 

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  • Place the cupcake mixture into the cupcake cases – filling them to ⅔ full.
  • Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes or until golden and they spring back when touched in the centre (if you’re making mini cupcakes, reduce the cooking time slightly).
  • Leave cupcakes in the baking trays for 5 minutes before moving to a wire rack to cool completely.

 

  • To make the buttercream frosting, beat the butter in a bowl until pale and fluffy (approximately 5 minutes).
  • Slowly add the icing sugar mixture, milk and vanilla extract and continue to beat until smooth and creamy.
  • Spread buttercream frosting over cupcakes when they have completely cooled and sprinkle with extra chocolate chips.

Thermomix Method

 

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  • Preheat oven to 175 degrees celsius (fan-forced). Place cupcake cases into the holes of two 12-hole muffin trays.
  • Place sugar and butter into the TM bowl and and mix for 15 seconds, Speed 5.
  • Add the eggs, salt, vanilla extract and self-raising flour and mix for 15 seconds, Speed 5. Scrape down sides of mixing bowl with spatula, then mix for a further 10 seconds, Speed 5.
  • Stir through the chocolate chips.

 

  • Place the cupcake mixture into the cupcake cases – filling them to ⅔ full.
  • Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes or until golden and they spring back when touched in the centre (if you’re making mini cupcakes, they will need slightly less cooking time).
  • Leave cupcakes in the baking trays for 5 minutes before moving to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • To make the buttercream frosting, place the icing sugar mixture into the TM bowl and mix for 10 seconds on Speed 9.
  • Add the butter, milk and vanilla extract to the bowl. Mix for 30 seconds on Speed 4.
  • Spread buttercream frosting over cupcakes when they have completely cooled and sprinkle with extra chocolate chips.
 

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