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Lemon chocolate fudge cupcakes

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Category: Holiday, Kids, Cakes, Chocolate

 Ingredients List

  • for cupcakes
  • 3/4 cup (180ml/6 fl oz) rice bran oil
  • 2 eggs
  • grated rind of 1 lemon
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 3/4 cup (195g/ 6oz) smooth ricotta
  • 1 cup (220g/7oz) caster sugar
  • 2 (300g/ 9 1/2 oz) cups self raising flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • for fudge frosting
  • 250g (8oz) dark couverture chocolate
  • 1/2 cup (125ml/4 fl oz) pouring cream
  • 70g (2 1/2 oz) butter


to make the cupcakes

1. Preheat oven to 180C (350F). Line a 12 hole large muffin pan with cupcake liners.

2. Combine oil, eggs, lemon juice, lemon rind and caster sugar in a large bowl. Beat with an electric mixer until pale and creamy for a few minutes. Add ricotta, flour and baking powder. Beat until well combined and smooth.

3. Spoon batter into each cupcake liner until 2/3rds full. Bake in pre-heated oven for 18 to 20 minutes until just cooked and golden on top. Remove from the oven and cool completely in the pan.

to make the frosting

4. Place chocolate, cream and butter in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Stir until melted, smooth and glossy. Remove and set aside to cool completely. Beat with electric beaters until thick and fluffy. Spread over cool/chilled cupcakes.

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