Chocolate Melt Cupcakes

Chocolate Melt Cupcakes


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About this recipe: Chocolate cupcakes with a hidden surprise inside. Eat when still warm to get to the gooey middle of chocolatey heaven.

Makes: 24 cupcakes

  • 260g plain flour
  • 65g unsalted butter
  • 115g cocoa powder
  • 450g caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 375ml milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 24 squares milk chocolate

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Line a muffin tray with cases.
  2. Sift together the flour, cocoa powder, bicarbonate of soda and baking powder.
  3. In a different large bowl, cream the butter and sugar until light. Add the eggs gradually then stir in the vanilla.
  4. Add the flour mixture and milk alternately, then stir well.
  5. Half fill the muffin cases, the put one square of chocolate in. Top up the mixture until case is bout 3/4 full.
  6. Bake for around 15 minutes.

Other ideas

If you want more goo add maybe 2 squares of chocolate....or more!!

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Reviews (2)


I love the idea of melt in the middle chocolate cakes but when I tried this I was very disappointed with the result. I am not sure what I did wrong but after 15 mins my cakes were not cooked, I left them a bit longer and as soon as I took them out of the oven they deflated before my eyes!! When I tasted one the mixture was very heavy and stuck to the roof of my mouth....apart from that they were very tasty!! Nice and rich and chocolatey, next time I will add more than one square of chocolate and possibly amend the recipe. For now I have turned my oven off in protest as I'm now frustrated, I was looking forward to having one with a cuppa tea later. - 28 Mar 2014


Try: 150g chocolate + 150g butter + 85g chopped butter - melt this in a saucepan until sugar has dissolved. Add 3 large eggs PLUS 3 large egg yolks - whisk. Fold in 1 tablespoon of plain flour (best sifted to avoid lumps). Divide between 6 cupcake papers evenly & chill in fridge for half an hour. Put in a pre-heated oven on gas mark 4 for 8 minutes. Allow to cool for 10 minutes before serving. - 12 May 2016

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