Chocolate cup cakes

    35 min

    A lovely cup cake recipe for all of the family. It makes delicious cupcakes that smell and look delicious!!!

    50 people made this

    Serves: 24 

    • 250g butter, softened
    • 250g caster sugar
    • 4 eggs
    • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
    • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract, or to taste
    • 225g self raising flour
    • 5 to 6 tablespoons milk

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Wash your hands and tie back your hair. Preheat the oven to 200 C / Gas 6. Put paper cases in two 12 cup bun trays and leave to one side.
    2. In a bowl mix together butter and sugar until smooth and creamy. Gradually add the eggs until they are all beaten in. Add the cocoa powder and vanilla. Then gradually add the flour until all of the flour is gone. Add the milk gradually until it makes a smooth paste.
    3. Divide the cake mixture between the bun cases. Make the bun cases half-full.
    4. Now add the cake trays to the oven. Leave the cup cakes in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes.
    5. Once the cakes are done take them out of the oven and place the trays on a wire rack to cool completely before icing with your favourite icing recipe.

    Are your cakes ready?

    You can tell they are ready once they are a light brown or if you stick a knife or fork into one of the cup cakes and none of the cake mixture sticks to the knife or fork. Or you can tap one of your fingers onto one of the cakes and if it bounces back then it means it is done.

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    Altered ingredient amounts. I tried this but found it quite runny... I'd use a bit less milk with this much vanilla.  -  03 Jul 2009


    . A favourite with everyone. Well tested on kids and adults and 100% every time. Lovely light cake and perfect for those who like a little chocolate flavour but not too much.  -  23 Jul 2010


    Lovely light cakes. I added walnuts to half of the mixture and the result was lovely! Will make these again soon!  -  01 Aug 2010