Chocolate Cupcakes

Tuesday, January 14

I made these cupcakes the week leading up to christmas and have been super busy with other posts around the festive period. These look really cute and thought I would share them with you today when I am away for a few days at my Grandpas funeral. i have been flicking past this recipe for years in one of my favourite cookbooks but haven't had time to make them before now.

You will need:
150g of butter (softened)
200g of caster sugar
4 large eggs
150g of self raising flour
50g of coco powder

Beat together the butter and sugar with an electric mixer until they are smooth and creamy. You should then beat in the eggs one at a time until the mixture is smooth once again.

You should then sift in the flour and coco powder and fold it into the mixture until well combined. I use a metal spoon which is easiest for me.

Divide the mixture equally in cupcake cases and put into a pre heated oven at 180°C for about 15-20 minutes. They will be ready when the top springs back to the touch.

I finished them off with a touch of icing (made with lots of icing sugar to little water) but you'll have to follow the pack instruction. I also used little silver/blue balls but you can use sprinkles or whatever you find. Would love to see if you make these so give me a tweet @gisforgingers


  1. Mmm, they look delicious! It's a shame I'm on a diet haha!
    xxElise -

  2. Oo these look like they taste amazing! I'd have a go at making them myself except I'm literally useless at baking. I think the last time I baked a cake or cakes was in school and even then I'm pretty sure I burnt them haha!

  3. Can never go wrong with a cupcake and never ever wrong with anything involving chocolate!

  4. Those look SO yummy!!


  5. These look so tasty!! Yum xo

  6. I'm sorry about your grandpa. These cupcakes look really delicious! The silver balls are so pretty :) xx


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