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Ingredients:

  1. 125 g softened butter
  2. 125 g sugar
  3. 150 g flour
  4. 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  5. 2 eggs
  6. 2 tbsp cacao powder
  7. 25 g dark chocolate, melted

Cream cheese frosting:

  1. 50 g softened butter
  2. 225 g cream cheese
  3. 85 g dark chocolate, melted
  4.  200 g sugar
  5. a pinch of salt

Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and cocoa powder. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, then the melted chocolate. Add the flour mixture.

Place paper muffin cup liners in muffin cups. Fill the muffin cups 3/4 full. Bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees C for 15-18 min.

Cream together the butter and cream cheese. Add melted chocolate, salt, powdered sugar. Beat until smooth. Spread on with a blunt knife to decorate the cupcakes.

Optionally the cupcakes can be decorated with sliced almonds.

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