Dark Chocolate Cupcakes


Updated post.

When in doubt, the kids are ill or you just need a distraction technique, bake. OK in moderation so aim for colouring in first but a bit of bun making is always fun and as my youngest was under the weather this weekend, we got to baking these easy peasy chocolate buns/cupcakes. We don’t like them too sweet so only used 40g of sugar.


dark chocolate cupcakes

chocolate chip cupcakes


  • 100g Plain flour
  • 20g Cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 40 g sugar
  • 120ml whole milk/ dairy free milk
  • 40g unsalted butter
  • pinch of salt
  • chocolate chips/toppings.


Preheat your oven to 170°C (Gas Mark 3)

Beat the flour, sugar, butter, cocoa powder and salt together until smooth. We use a wooden spoon and metal hand whisk but if you have an electric whisk, all the better.

Then whisk the milk and egg in another bowl and add to the original mixture. Spoon into resin or paper cases and bake for 20-25 minutes, putting a folk or skewer in to check they are cooked through at the end.

Cool. Melt dark chocolate in a bowl over a pan and cover each cupcake then add chocolate chips or other chocolate toppings. Now eat!

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28 Responses

  1. Emma me and b make tea

    agree Vicki re baking when ill or in need of something distracting to do! we always make chocolate rice kirspie cakes but I might try something different -these look great! Emma x

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    They cupcakes look divine! I love recipes with less ingredients! …and as little sugar as possible!
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  7. Mama and More aka Zaz

    Ooh, these look yummy, I think I put on 2lbs just looking at them! I haven’t posted a recipe in a while, but will get back to it to link soon – in the meantime, I’ve suggested your linky to a few! xx

  8. Helen The good life mum

    What lovely buns you have there Mrs 🙂 me and Soph would love to tuck into those.

  9. Capture by Lucy

    Hooray for cakes! Finally baked my first one the other day – I know what a scandal, shameful! But definitely will give these a go with the boys xx


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