Chocolate pecan cupcakes

Want your home to smell chocolatey & nutty? Bake these delicious cupcakes & I promise you your home will be filled with THE most amazing smells! The taste is pretty amazing too ;) 

Ingredients - 

100g Flour

3 tbsp cocoa powder

140g caster sugar

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1 egg

120ml milk

40g unsalted butter

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 cup crushed pecan nuts

1 tsp golden syrup

Ingredients for the buttercream frosting - 

250g Icing sugar

80g Unsalted butter

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 & 1/2 tsp cocoa powder

Whole pecan nuts to decorate cupcakes

Cook time - 25/30 mins

Prep time - 8 mins

Serves - 4

Method -

1.) To begin sift the dry ingredients into a large bowl, then add the butter & mix together until incorporated. 

2.) To a separate bowl add the egg, milk, syrup & vanilla extract & whisk together.

3.) Then pour the liquid mixture into the dry mixture & beat together until a smooth batter is formed. Be sure not to over beat though.

4.) Next evenly divide the mixture into your cupcake cases & place in the oven for 15/20 minutes at 150c.

5.) Once cooked through, allow to cool on a wire rack before icing.

6.) To make the buttercream icing, simply mix all the above ingredients well until a thick fluffy consistency is formed. Then spread your icing over the cupcakes & decorate with whole pecans! Enjoy!