Sunday, January 31, 2010

The best ever Chocolate Cup Cakes

Now there are a few reasons why l never bake Chocolate Cupcakes, a) my children don't like chocolate (sacrilege I know) and b) I've never found a recipe that i've been completely happy with. Well that all changed last week when l stumbled across this recipe, my husband ate five of them in a row.

I adapted this recipe, but for the life of me I can't find the original one anywhere.

I made these for a Hen's day dessert buffet, here are a few other photos of the buffet.

The recipe makes 12

230g butter
4 tbsp cocoa powder
1 cup boiling water
2 cups self raising flour
2 cups of sugar
1/2 cup butter milk
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla

Heat oven to 180'c

In saucepan melt butter, add cocoa to the melted butter and stir. Add in boiling water and let it boil for 30 seconds, then turn off heat and set aside.

In a large bowl mix together flour and sugar. Pour in chocolate mixture and mix together just until combined.

In a separate bowl combine buttermilk and eggs and beat. Add in vanilla and mix together well.

Pour into chocolate mixture and mix well.


  1. They look wonderful! Great job :)


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  3. YUMMY! I was literally drooling looking at those devine cupcakes. Thank you for sharing your recipe, I MUST give it a try. Love those bikkies too, simply gorgeous.

  4. These look so yummy. How long did you bake them for?

  5. opps sorry about that, l cooked them for 15- 20 minutes.

    Y x

  6. Hi yvette,

    I made these on the weekend and at first I thought it was not going to work as my mixture was quite runny. But they turned out so good. I got so many comments that they were the best chocolate cupcakes ever.

    The only thing was it made way more than 12 cupcakes for me. I got 12 normal sized cupcakes, plus 24 mini cupcakes and I still had mixture left over. I was also wondering about the time to cook. Mine took about 20 minutes.

    I plan to blog about them in the next few days

  7. Hi Kel, how high did fill yours? I filled mine so they were 3/4 full as they don't tend to rise that much.
    I look forward to reading your post!

  8. HI Yvette, I finally got around to making these today. Very yummy. My mixture made 18 normal size + 12 mini. My normal cases are 5.5cm across the base.

  9. Hi Yvette

    I made these cupcakes today, they are very yummy. I just used a chocolate buttercream to ice them. You can check them out here : and I am going to blog them later too. I will reference them back here to your blog.

    Thanks for sharing your recipe :)

  10. Here is a link to my blog entry, Yvette:

  11. Can i ask how you made the icing?