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50 grams cocoa powder
175 grams all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
225 grams caster sugar
175 grams unsalted butter, softened
2 large eggs, at room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
175 milliliters milk
250 grams chopped kit kats (for batter)
400 grams chopped kit kats (for topping)
Chocolate sauce (recipe:thescranline.com)
1/2 batch of fluffy vanilla buttercream frosting
250 grams crushed kit kats
Preheat a fan-forced oven to 180C (356F) or 160C (320F) for a fan forced oven. Line a cupcake tin with cupcake liners.
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the cocoa powder, plain flour, salt, bicarb soda and sugar. Turn mixer on low speed and allow it to mix for a couple minutes to help everything combine well m!(alternatively you may do this by sifting the ingredients together). Add the softened butter there is no butter visible and it's well incorporated into the dry.
Next, add milk and eggs in a jug and whisk until well combined.
Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients in a slow and steady stream until no dry ingredients are visible. Scrape down the bowl, add chopped kit kats and mix for another 20 seconds.
Fill each paper 3/4 of the way (using an ice cream scoop to transfer the batter into the cupcake liners makes this a quick and easy process otherwise you can use two tablespoons). Bake for 20-25 min or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Allow them to cool completely on a wire cooling rack before frosting.
To prepare frosting add crushed kit kats (can crush using a food processor or add kit kats to a zip lock bag and use a rolling pin to gently crush without breaking the bench…) add to frosting and mix until well combined.
Core the centre of each cupcake and fill with choc sauce.
Fit the end of a piping bag with a large round tip and frost in a double donut swirl as demonstrated in the video. Drizzle with chocolate sauce and finish off by topping with chopped kit kats.
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