Chocolate Cupcakes
Chocolate Cupcakes

Chocolate Cupcakes

PREP: 20 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Quite Easy
Serves: 12

Try these simple cakes out with any mini-chefs in the household and have fun decorating with chocolate beans. They're perfect for birthday parties too!

Chocolate Cupcakes
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Chocolate Cupcakes

Plain flour


Cocoa powder




Vanilla extract

½ tsp

Buttery baking spread*


Baking powder

1½ tsp

Icing sugar


Cocoa powder


Buttery baking spread*, softened


Few drops vanilla extract

Boxes chocolate beans, to finish


*Recipe based on 70% fat buttery baking spread

You will also need…

12 hole cupcake tin and cupcake or muffin cases

Step 1 of 4

Preheat the oven to 180°C, (160°C for fan ovens), Gas Mark 4.

Step 2 of 4

Put the cupcake ingredients in a bowl and beat (use an electric hand mixer if you have one!) until light and creamy.

Step 3 of 4

Put the cupcake cases into the tin and spoon in the mixture. Bake for about 15-18 minutes until springy. Cool slightly then lift out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

Step 4 of 4

When cool, beat the icing sugar, cocoa powder, buttery baking spread and vanilla with enough condensed milk to make a thick icing. Spread or pipe onto the cakes. Finish with a few mini chocolate beans!

Look out for other fun ways to decorate your cakes – try edible glitter, sugar shapes or sprinkles.

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