Vanilla and Chocolate Cupcakes

Makes: 12 cupcakes

  • 1 cup (200g) caster sugar
  • 110g butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 200g plain flour
  • 1 3/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) milk
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon water

Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:40min 

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and flour a cupcake tin or line with patty cups.
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together the sugar and butter. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then stir in the vanilla.
  3. Combine flour and baking powder, add to the creamed mixture in two batches, stirring well. Gradually mix in the milk until smooth.
  4. Mix together the cocoa and water to form a paste.
  5. Spoon half of the cupcake mixture into a second bowl. Stir in the cocoa mixture until combined. Spoon mixture into the prepared tin, filling cups 3/4 full. Repeat with the vanilla cupcake mixture.
  6. Bake cupcakes for 20-25 minutes. They are done when they spring back to the touch. Top with your favourite icing.

Sources: Allrecipes