Or maybe they are a muffin, I think a cupcake might have to have icing, oh the deep issues I tackle here in my little space on the internet.
This is my easter offering, I must admit I was attempting to smuggle some beetroot into the boys before the easter bunny comes but they only ate the section directly around the piece of chocolate so I can't say they were a total success but, they are nice and beetrooty. I would recommend you like beetroot if you are going to make these, yeah don't make them if you don't like beetroot.
Have a lovely long easter weekend x
...the cupcakes (or muffins)
250g raw grated beetroot
175g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
3 tbsp cocoa
1/4 cup milk
60g softened butter
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup caster sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
12 pieces of dark chocolate
Heat oven to 180. Line a muffin tin with 12 cupcake wrappers.
Peel and grate beetroot. In a small bowl combine milk and eggs, whisk lightly, in another bowl combine flour, cocoa and baking powder.
Cream butter, oil and sugars till pale then add the milk mixture alternating with the flour mixture. Once all combined stir thru the beetroot then divide among your 12 cupcake cases. Push a piece of chocolate into the centre of each one and bake for 20 - 25 minutes, until risen and bouncy.
Leave in the tin for ten minutes then cool and a rack.