About this recipe:Simple recipe that you can do with kids (I did it with my cousins). Basic sponge bottom with chocolate and sweets on top. For younger kids bake the cakes yourself and then get them to decorate them. For adults put posh chocs on the top!
170g (6 oz) butter or margarine
170g (6 oz) sugar
170g (6 oz) self-raising flour
200g plain chocolate
sweets to decorate (eg M&M's, jelly sweets, smarties)
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Method Prep:10min › Cook:20min › Ready in:30min
Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Line a muffin tin with paper cases.
Cream together margarine and sugar till light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating continuously. Sift in flour and mix gently.
Spoon mixture into prepared muffin tin. Bake for 20 minutes (dependant on cake size) until golden brown and skewer comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
To decorate: Melt chocolate either in a bowl suspended over a pan of simmering water, or in the microwave at 30 second intervals.
Drizzle melted chocolate on top of cupcakes and decorate with sweets. Leave to set. Enjoy!
I made these last night and they turned out quite nice as I also added organic vanilla and a pinch of cinnamon. I'd also like to comment that they weren't as fluffy as to what I was hoping but shall definitely make them again and shall add maybe a level teaspoon of baking powder and bicarbonate of soda.
Thanks again for sharing a decent basic cupcake recipe that one can build on.
Made them again and with baking powder and bicarbonate of soda they came out great so I'm back to change my 4 star rating to 5 - 09 Aug 2012