Make from scratch these super easy and soft vanilla cupcakes, topped with light and creamy chocolate mousse.
Today is my younger boy's birthday! I can't believe he's already 6. Birthdays are so exciting, especially at this age. To make this day super special for him, I baked some cute vanilla cupcakes topped with chocolate mousse, to share with his friends at school.
The recipe is quite basic and simple. You will see that it's really not a lot of work to make them from scratch. I'm sure you will be pleased with the result: deliciously soft and light vanilla cake, with a not-too-sweet, creamy and rich chocolate topping. The kids absolutely loved them!
I also had one (ahem... or two), and I'm really not a big fan of cupcakes. I generally don't like the butter nor cream cheese based frosting. And even less the store bought icing, way to sugary!
But the chocolate mousse that I prepared was phenomenal. So simple to make, with whipped cream, powder sugar and unsweetened cocoa.
The final touch of chocolate sprinkles made these cupcakes look amazing. Perfect for a room full of 6 years old!
Ingredients: to make 24 cupcakes
For the cupcakes:
- 8 oz (2 sticks, 230 gr) of unsalted butter, melted
- 2 cups (400 gr) of sugar
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1 pinch of salt
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup (235 ml) of milk (I used whole milk)
- 2 cups (300 gr) of all purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons of baking powder
- 2.5 cups (600 ml) of heavy whipping cream
- 3/4 cups (70 gr) of powder sugar
- 1/2 cup (40 gr) of unsweetened cocoa powder
- a pinch of salt
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Melt the butter, by cutting in pieces, and placing it in the microwave at medium-low power for maybe 20 seconds. Check and add a few seconds if needed. In a large bowl, blend the butter with the sugar until fluffy.