I have been baking today, simply because I needed something sweet and sugary. I ended up with a batch of light chocolate cupcakes with a white meringue frosting on top. It is a really good flavour combination those two.
If you are looking for a 100% white frosting, the white meringue frosting is a really good choice. The white meringue frosting holds up really well too. I had a couple of left overs and after a couple of hours they still looked nice. The only thing is that the frosting will crust over time, but it still taste good.
To dress them up, I used some bright and colorful sprinkles to give the final touch. Simple and classic! The reason why I call them light chocolate cupcakes is because they have a light chocolate (cocoa) flavour and my kids loves them.
I love this close up photo of this confetti cupcake Mmmmm.
Are you new to CakeJournal? then you can read more about cupcake decoration, tips and tricks in the tutorial section Look under Cupcakes. For those of you who would like to know what tip I have used for the swirls. I can tell that it is a plain star tip with an 11mm opening.
If you would like to make the cupcakes and the frosting then here are links to the recipes:
Light chocolate cupcakes
White meringue frosting
When my friend and I made these we thought they
were absolutely great and simple yet delicious!
Hi louis! Beauitful recipe! Tried d chocolate cake recipe! N I just made d WNWM but I nid to knw if it can b used on a bigger cake like 8 inches and above! Pls reply as soon as possible! Lookin forward to ur reply! Uv been of great help to my bakin skills
I’m not sure if it will work?? I have not had great experience with all cupcake recipes turned into “cake” recipes.
What is the difference between the Angel Feather Icing and the White Meringue frosting? which one tastes better???
The AF icing is a bit more like marshmallow fluff with a thick consistency. The WM is more airy and light. I like them both but the WM is super on chocolate cupcakes 🙂
So beautiful……. Let’s try to make some…
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Simple but very delicious looking cup cake.
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Beautiful pictures of a beautiful cupcakes! You are soo talented! If you want to you can visit my bakeblog: https://bakecake.blogg.se. I’m a huge fan of your’s.
(First comment ever) The second I saw these I had to make them even though it was past midnight!! I am not a chocolate cupcake fan and I’ve never had luck with meringue frosting BUT this was, by far, the most incredible tasting cupcake and frosting I have ever baked! The cupcake baked perfectly and the frosting whipped up nicely. I got rave reviews from the few people that tried them! Thank you for your blog and your recipes and thank you for being an inspiration to get in the kitchen and make something yummy!
I was browsing for cake ideas and I stumbled across your site. What brilliant ideas and so creative. I am now a follower and look forward to your posts.
I made this cupcakes on Monday. I think they’re yummy, but… not the best 🙂 A bitter taste of muffins is composing with sweet frosting, but i think muffins are too bitter. But they’re look great and delicious 🙂
Sorry for mistakes 🙂 Greetings from Wrocław, Poland!
They look fantastic – and pretty simple to make too! The photos are pretty amazing too!
I love your ideas very much.I wonder both your excellent ideas and the art of photography.
Waiting for your new posts!
dina: I have added it in the post what tip I have used, but I’ll write it here to. Its an 11mm star tip. I think that you can find one similar from Ateco or Wilton.
Tracy: I have used caster sugar, not powdered or icing.
Elizabeth & Tami: I have made a note about putting together a post about my photos. But it will not be before we are closer to spring and theres more light outside.
Elny: I think that you can keep them for 1 day, not more.
Looks lovely. What lens do you use?
I have been a big fan of your website for about two years now. I actually found it whilst searching for giant cupcakes with Tinkerbell on them, for my 21st birthday. This year I am hoping to move to a new house and hopefully get my own kitchen! It will be nice to experiment with your recipies without my mother looking over my shoulder all the time. I really really admire your work and as a totally ameteur baker (I used to make pretty good Victoria Sandwich cakes, now I’m all cupcakes!) can I say your tutorials and ideas are totally inspired. And they’re really easy too! Who’d have ever thought that for christmas this year I’d be asking for a leaf -veiner and a proper mixing bowl!?! But all I can say is THANK YOU a million times. Beacause of your site, I have started my own cake blog thing that will just be me and a bunch of cakes that I made (or destroyed!). Thank you so much Louise, you give me hope that the world can be saved – WITH CUPCAKES!!! XXX
Camilla (Himmelske kager)
The frosting looks fantastic and sounds even greater. I will definitely try that out some day. Happy new year, Louise.
Happy New Year Louise… it’s a pretty cupcake.. sweet.. btw how long can you keep the white meringue frosting? and are the iced cupcakes okay if i leave them outside??
thanks for sharing…
This looks so pretty, great picture too!
Oh yummy, love your site and your baking,
Makes me think of summer! Great job as always!
I love your photography too. Please share some tips on how you get such beautiful photos. Mine are too dark and/or blurry.
They look beautiful! I was curious, how do you take such wonderful photos of the treats you bake? I bake and take photos too, but my pictures don’t look nearly as professional as yours.
Gorgeous cupcakes I love your site and you give me lots of inspiration!
I am from the UK I have looked at your meringue frosting recipe is the powdered sugar, icing sugar.
Also I tend to use albumen should I use 6 egg whites instead hope you don’t mind me asking as I haven’t done this kind of icing before.
bye for now off to invest in a sugar thermometer as we speak
Oh my! I would love to eat one of these right now! =)Looks absolutely yummy!
great looking cupcakes . What tip did you use to frost them?
I have always wondered how to get pristine white frosting, and now I know! Thank you!!
Beautiful! It is hard do do a perfect point piping the icing… for me at least 🙂
Happy New Year
very pretty! i love sprinkles.
Thanks for the recipes Louise. I will try these out today!
Yum, it looks delicious! =D