You won't be able to resist coming back for seconds and thirds.

| By Rachael Thompson | Recipes

Sweet Chick's Cacao Cupcakes with Hazelnut Buttercream

You won't be able to resist coming back for seconds and thirds.

Welcome to Put on a Spread, a recipe series that takes you inside the kitchens – and dining rooms – of some of our favorite home cooks. For this instalment, artisinal baked goods and fine foods specialist Sweet Chick shares her recipes for cacao cupcakes with hazelnut buttercream.


Cacao cupcakes

  • ¾ cup cacao powder
  • 250ml hot water
  • 3 cups plain flour
  • 3 ½ tsp bicarbonate soda
  • 2 ½ cups caster sugar
  • 400ml buttermilk
  • 3 eggs
  • 180ml vegetable oil

Hazelnut buttercream

  • 1 ¼ cup roasted hazelnuts, plus a few extra for decorating
  • 200g unsalted butter, chopped, at room temperature
  • 400g icing sugar
  • Rose petals, for decorating
@bed.threads In an ode to our latest linen sleepwear colours - Cacao and Hazelnut - we made Sweet Chick’s Cacao cupcakes with hazelnut frosting! Save for baking inspo 📌 #BedThreads #PutOnASpread #foodtok #foodie #recipe #cupcakes #baking #tabledecor #tablesetting #tablescape #entertaining #recipetok ♬ original sound - deniseysmith

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Photography by Benito Martin.

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