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!

51 thoughts on “Delicious and easy chocolate cupcakes with chocolate icing

  1. 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. 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 🙂

  3. 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!?

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

  5. 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!

  6. 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.

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