Rich chocolate cupcakes - by James Ong

Thanks and my pleasure to share with you
120g Unsalted butter
55g Semi sweet baking chocolate

95g All purpose flour
1g Salt
2g Baking soda
3g Baking powder
2 (L) Eggs
95g Sugar
50g Brown sugar
5ml Vanilla extract
120ml Butter milk (( 10ml of lemon juice and add enough milk to bring to 120ml..and let stand for 5 minutes.))

Chocolate frosting
330g Icing sugar
80g Unsweetened cocoa powder
90g Unsalted butter,at room temperature
95ml Heavy cream
5ml Vanilla extract
~~Preheat the oven to 180c .Line a 12 cup cupcake pan with cupcakes liners.Set aside.
~~Melt the butter and chocolate over low heat on the stove top.Stir until smooth and set aside to slightly cool.
~~In a medium bowl,sift the cocoa powder,flour,baking soda,salt,baking powder together until thoroughly combined.Set aside.In a large bowl,whisk the eggs,sugar,brown sugar and vanilla together until smooth.Add the cooler chocolate mixture and whisk until smooth.Add half of the flour mixture,then haft of the butter milk.Repeat until everything is added.Stir until JUST combined,(Do Not Overmix).The batter will be very thick like pudding.
~~Divide the batter between 12 liners in your cupcake pan.Bake for about 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean.Allow to cool completely before frosting.
~~For the frosting ;sift together the icing sugar and cocoa powder to assure there no lumps,Set aside.With hand mixer ,beat the butter on medium speed until creamy.Gradually add sifted icing sugar/cocoa powder alternately with heavy cream and vanilla.Beat on the low speed after each addition.Once all added,beat on high speed until creamy and combined for about 2 minutes...

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