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Chocolate and Lime Cupcakes with Chocolate and Lime Avocado Frosting Fathers Day Cupcakes


These cupcakes are super simple to bake and require just a little bit of chef skill. Chocolate and Lime make a really yummy flavour combination and we think Daddies will love these delicious and healthy treats.





Ingredients for the cupcakes:


50 gs Cocoa Powder

225gs of Flour

1 tsp baking powder

4 Eggs

225gs Sugar

225 gs of Unsalted Butter

The juice of 1 lime

The zest of 1 lime


Ingredients for the lime buttercream icing:


200 gs of Icing sugar

50 gs of Avocado (about half a medium avocado)

50 gs of butter

2 Lime’s finely zested

50 gs of Cocoa Powder

Tsp lime juice


Ingredients for the candied lime zest:


3 Limes for zest

25 gs of sugar


The method for making the Cupcake


Mix the butter and sugar together in a bowl until smooth. Add the four eggs and mix in. Siv in the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder and mix until smooth and then stir through the lime juice and lime zest. If you want to use a food processor you can just add everything together at once. Once the cake batter is smooth, spoon the mixture into your cupcake paper cups and bake for 15-25 minutes at 180 c.


The method for making the candied zest


Cut strips off from your limes and remove any pith. Add these strips to a pan with 500 mls of boiling water and the 20 gs of sugar. Boil down until there is a thin syrup mixture left and lay out the lime zests to dry on a piece of parchment paper.


The method for the Lime buttercream icing


Mash the avocado and add the tsp of Lime juice. Then you can add everything together and mix until smooth using an electric mixer. Wait for the cupcakes to cool and then you can either pipe the icing or use an ice cream scoop and then spin your spoon or spatula pushing your frosting to the edges.


For the decoration just add the candied lime zest!


Enjoy Fathers day and your Lime and Chocolate Fathers Day Cupcakes



Please take care when baking that you follow all proper precautions and keep children away from any hot liquids, objects, hobs and ovens. Oakleaf Private Childcare.


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