Friday, April 10, 2015

Life ¦ The basic chocolate cupcake

Today I thought I'd do a really super simple baking post. I love making cupcakes so I thought I'd show you all my basic chocolate cupcake recipe. 

You will need:
For the cupcakes 
25g cocoa powder 
90g self raising flour
115g butter 
115g caster sugar (sometimes I swap this out for brown sugar to make them a bit more caramel-y) 
2 eggs 

For the frosting 
100g butter 
175g icing sugar 
(You can add flavourings such as vanilla, peanut butter, cocoa) 

So the method for these is super simple, you need to pop the butter and sugar into a bowl and cream them together until it is a soft cream colour.

Then you need to add the eggs and a little bit of the flour to stop the eggs curdling in the mix. 

Finally you need to sift the flour and cocoa into the bowl and fold in with a metal spoon so you don't knock the air out of it. 

Put the mixture into cases and bake for around 20 minutes on 180c. 

Once the cakes are in the oven you can make the frosting, I find it easier to pop the butter in the microwave for 10 seconds just to soften it a little. Pop all the ingredients into the bowl and just beat together until they form an icing. 

If you want to create the marbled effect like in the pictures below all you need to do is drip some food colouring into a piping bag randomly and then put your icing in the bag! 

So that's it super simple, tasty and pretty cupcakes! I hope you enjoyed this post.


  1. Making me so hungry mmmm!!

  2. These look so pretty! Im a big lover of baking and love finding new recipes x
    Emma | Emmys Blog

  3. Thanks for this recipe! I love chocolate cupcakes. X Sjoukje!

  4. These look so yummy =]


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