Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream

I discovered I had a whole packet of mini chocolate chips, and didn’t know what to do with them. So I decided to make my vanilla cupcakes and added in the mini chocolate chips for an extra treat. Topped with delicious simple chocolate buttercream. Such a lovely combination!

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Red Velvet Cupcakes

One of the major cupcake trends are: red velvet cupcakes. Personally, I don’t even know what is so great about them, and I completely understand why Florian (Cupcakes Wars!) is so tired of them. I’ve tried a couple of red velvet cupcakes, and the ones that I ate were just plain cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. I don’t even understand what they are supposed to taste¬†like. Are they a red coloured chocolate or plain¬†cupcake? What is texture supposed to be like anyways? Obviously ‘velvety’, but I’ve read that it means ‘dry and crumbly’ and I’ve also seen ‘moist and buttery’.

So I decided to have my own twist on the popular red velvet cupcakes:

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Mini Vanilla Cupcakes with Mocha Frosting

I love baking cupcakes a lot; my classmates should know that, I bake cupcakes and give them some so often! However, I feel bad if I bake a dozen cupcakes and not everyone gets a bit of it. Yet, I don’t want to use too much ingredients. So I made mini cupcakes, and they’re perfect! Just one of these is satisfactory. The vanilla cupcake is delicate and fluffy, and the mocha frosting is packed with flavour!

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How cute!

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