Delicious and easy chocolate cupcakes with chocolate icing

If I’m asked to make a cake (which is rare), I make chocolate cake because it is, in my opinion, one of the best things ever invented.  Unfortunately, my other half doesn’t really like chocolate cakes.  I’ve been assured it’s not the way I make them, he’s just more of a cheesecake kind a guy.  (Or LOOPY.) Anyway, regardless of his feelings, I can’t help myself making a cake every now and again and have discovered that, by making several chocolate cupcakes rather than one big cake, I can give myself a chocolate fix for a few days and P doesn’t have to be force-fed any of it.

choc cupcakes

To make 6 lovely chocolate cupcakes, you will need:

40g butter (softened)

75g caster sugar

1 egg

55g self raising flour (sifted)

40ml milk

55g plain flour (sifted)

1 tsp of vanilla extract

30 g really dark cooking chocolate

For the icing (yes, this bit is important), you will need:

30g butter (softened)

1 tsp mlk

125g icing sugar (sifted)

25g really dark cooking chocolate

Preheat oven to 170 fan and line a tray with little cupcake cases.

cake batter

Mix together the caster sugar with the butter and, once well mixed, add the egg.

Add the self raising flour and mix well.  Pour in the milk and vanilla extract in stages and combine, before mixing in the plain flour.

Melt the chocolate slowly and then once slightly cooled, stir into the mixture.

more cupcake batter

Spoon into the cupcake cases and bake for 20 minutes.

baked choc cupcakes

Once baked, leave to cool and crack on with melting the remaining 25g of chocolate for the icing.  Mix together the butter, milk and icing sugar.  Pour in the melted chocolate and mix again.

choc icing

Then spread over the cakes in as neat a fashion as you can manage.

more choc cupcakes

Calorie count per cake: Probably quite high. Joy experienced by eating a chocolate cupcake: Definitely very high.

Hope you enjoy!



  1. July 13, 2016 / 9:45 pm

    There is nothing like homemade cupcakes AND frosting…so yummy. I just have to google to convert the measurements and temperature to our American scales…lol. Are we the only country who uses them…I think so.

  2. July 13, 2016 / 10:26 pm

    Love this yummy recipe! I can’t help myself when it comes to making cakes every once in awhile! My BF also isn’t big on sweets, but that means more batter and cake for me 🙂

  3. July 14, 2016 / 12:10 am

    Wow these look absolutely divine! Saving to make in the very near future x

  4. July 14, 2016 / 2:29 am

    You simply cannot go wrong with chocolate over chocolate! And this looks divine. And that frosting – I will just eat with a spoon! Yum!

  5. July 14, 2016 / 3:25 am

    Great recipe! It looks delicious! My son would love this!

  6. July 14, 2016 / 10:50 am

    Chocolate!!!! Yes please. I love anything and everything chocolate. Can’t wait to make this

  7. Marissa DiPietro
    July 14, 2016 / 2:45 pm

    YUM!! Chocolate on chocolate is the best.

  8. July 14, 2016 / 3:07 pm

    Yum! This look amazing. Can’t wait to try the recipe.

  9. July 14, 2016 / 4:16 pm

    My husband hates chocolate cake too (must be a man thing). I can’t resist it myself!

  10. July 14, 2016 / 4:23 pm

    These look amazing, I love chocolate cupcakes!! Funny thing is I am just writing up a very simerla post to yours!! We made chocolate butterfly buns a few weeks ago but I keep forgetting to finish the post off 🙂

  11. July 14, 2016 / 4:44 pm

    I like to bake occasionally and these cupcakes look delicious. Sweet tooth alert day x

  12. July 14, 2016 / 4:58 pm

    How can he say no to chocolate cake?? Definitely loopy 🙂

  13. July 14, 2016 / 5:06 pm

    I’ve been naughty and bought chocolate cupcakes from M+S for the kids today – yours look SO much better!

  14. Hannah Wood
    July 14, 2016 / 5:31 pm

    Yes yes yes this is so good and for to do with the kids if you get a chance lol. X

  15. July 14, 2016 / 5:42 pm

    These look delicious and easy enough to whip up with my son in the kitchen!

  16. July 14, 2016 / 5:49 pm

    Who cares what the calorie count is, they look delicious. I would ask you to make cake a lot!

  17. July 14, 2016 / 7:00 pm

    Chocolate cupcakes are the best 🙂 these look amazing and have me in a baking mood now x

  18. soniya Saluja
    July 14, 2016 / 7:49 pm

    Oh my goodness… They looks so delicious !! Love them 😀

  19. July 14, 2016 / 8:53 pm

    I definitely agree with yo on that – chocolate cake is the best! But your cupcakes look yum too! T’s last day is on Wednesday and this summer, we’re planning to do loads of baking 😉

  20. July 14, 2016 / 9:37 pm

    Who needs to worry about calories when you have chocolate cake??? They do look really delicious.

  21. July 14, 2016 / 9:57 pm

    I’m a total chocolate cake girl too! These look yummy and super simple to make!

  22. July 14, 2016 / 10:04 pm

    These look amazing! I’ve actually made chocolate cupcakes today but they don’t look half as nice as yours!
    Also I think your boyfriend is a bit mental, who doesn’t like chocolate cake!?

  23. July 15, 2016 / 12:10 am

    Oh my, I want some! They look so good an I’ve really been craving chocolate lately.

  24. July 15, 2016 / 2:50 am

    You are right chocolate is the best flavour and the icing looks so yummy (that’s my favourite part of a cake!) x

  25. Natalia
    July 15, 2016 / 6:25 am

    They look so yummy! I think I will love them and I would probably eat them at breakfast, it’s my sweets time 🙂 xx

  26. July 15, 2016 / 7:30 am

    Mmmm nothing beats a home made chocolate cupcake, except perhaps one coated in home made chocolate icing! Love it!

  27. July 15, 2016 / 8:09 am

    What a fun and simple recipe, perfect for a weekend treat!

  28. July 15, 2016 / 1:28 pm

    Love a chocolate cupcake! when there’s no dessert stuff in the house, I can at least always whip up some chocolate cupcakes…

  29. Hannah
    July 15, 2016 / 1:40 pm

    Wow these look amazing – can I have one please? haha

  30. July 15, 2016 / 2:08 pm

    The smell of freshly baking cupcakes is such an amazing smell, and the icing looks pretty darn good too x

  31. July 15, 2016 / 3:42 pm

    Chocolate cake is always a fantastic option. 🙂 I can’t believe your other half doesn’t like it! But on the plus side – more for you!

  32. JM
    July 15, 2016 / 4:29 pm

    Well this is really yummy. Seeing how it is done makes me think more about the sugar. But who cares? If it is really delicious. Anyway it is chocolate.

  33. July 15, 2016 / 11:21 pm

    wow these cupcakes look amazing, I really need to start baking again soon 🙂

  34. July 15, 2016 / 11:23 pm

    wow these chocolate cupcakes look amazing! I need to start baking again 🙂

  35. July 15, 2016 / 11:45 pm

    OMG these look so good. I really have been craving a good cupcake. I have had three this week and none hit the spot. 🙁

  36. July 16, 2016 / 12:28 pm

    Don’t mind the calories. I just love these chocolate cupcakes. Haha. I also love cheesecakes though. 🙂

  37. July 17, 2016 / 12:28 am

    Ooh these look so yummy! The chocolate icing is a lovely touch too 😀 xxx

  38. July 17, 2016 / 4:20 pm

    Ooh I want one, these look delicious x

  39. July 19, 2016 / 8:20 pm

    Oh yummy!! We tend to use the same recipes but I will give this a go, they look delicious!

  40. Kerry Norris
    July 19, 2016 / 8:31 pm

    These look great. You can’t beat a chocolate cupcake x

  41. July 21, 2016 / 10:11 am

    This look amazing – the kids keep nagging me to make cakes

  42. July 22, 2016 / 4:05 pm

    Chocolate is always my favorite, too! These sound delicious!

  43. July 22, 2016 / 5:51 pm

    These look so good! I love a chocolate cupcake!

  44. July 22, 2016 / 9:30 pm

    These look heavenly!

  45. July 23, 2016 / 1:21 am

    Double Chocolate. Yum. Looks Fantastic!

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