Who loves marble cake? Who loves marble cake with a few extra goodies? I am definitely one of those people who do!
These Aren’t just marble cupcakes, they have a small addition to them which takes them to a whole new level-Dark and white chocolate chips! They absolutely rock
I had a small amount of each of chocolate and vanilla Swiss Meringue buttercream that needed using up my initial thoughts were to mix them together, add more chocolate and make chocolate buttercream. Then I thought, maybe marble cupcakes and use the buttercreams and get a 2 tone effect. As I was getting my eggs to start baking I suddenly caught a glimpse of my 10kilo bags of chocolate drops… and thought, what better idea than to mix them into the cupcake batter!
The cupcakes were seriously good! I don’t eat much chocolate myself but I think I am converted! They are very simple make, exactly like normal marble cake with just the addition of chocolate chips
I used spoons initially to put batter into cases,
but halfway through it I decided to use my ice cream scoop alternating between the 2 cake batter bowls
I think it gave a much better marbling effect and similar size cupcakes
Okay, now for the recipe. It makes 18 cupcakes (I use muffin size cases)
250g butter at room temperature
250g caster sugar
4 LARGE eggs
250g self-raising flour
4 tbsp water
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp cocoa powder
50g white chocolate chips
50g dark chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 150 degrees fan/ 170 conventional
Beat the butter and sugar together, then add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Fold in the flour, water and vanilla extract
Divide mixture into 2 bowls, stir in cocoa powder into one of the bowls. Into the bowl with plain vanilla stir in the dark chocolate chips, and into the chocolate batter stir in the white chocolate chips
Using your ice cream scoop fill alternately with batter from the 2 bowl and place into cupcake cases
Bake the cupcakes for 20-25 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Leave to cool before frosting.
If you’ve not 2 tone iced cupcakes here is a good video tutorial on How to 2 tone ice cupcakes