Triple Chocolate Cupcakes

Calling all chocoholics!  This is the recipe for you!  Also great for kids’ parties/taking into school and impressing the staff/pudding.

I took my favourite choccie cake recipe and turned it into cupcakes with a twist.  These cakes are very rich, but quite delicious and VERY easy to make!


chocolate cupcakes

You will need:

200g plain flour
200g caster sugar
1tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp bicarb of soda
40g good quality cocoa
175g soft, unsalted butter
2 large eggs  
2 tsps vanilla extract  
150ml sour cream

Mix all the ingredients together in a mixer until light and creamy.  Using an mechanical ice cream scoop, put a dollop of mixture in large cake/muffin cases and bake at 180ºC (160 fan) for about 10-15 mins.  The mixture makes 15 with a good scraping left in the bowl for you the kids.

Cool on a rack.

chocolate cupcakesFILLING

When cool, hollow out the middle of each cake with an apple-corer.  Don’t go right to the bottom, about 3/4 of the way down.  Fill the hole with a small teaspoon of chocolate spread, then plug the top with the cake from the corer.


Well, I cheated and used Betty Crocker’s choc fudge icing, but feel free to make your own which will definitely be nicer!  Sometimes I do, sometimes I don’t.  Depends on how much butter I have in the larder and how much mess I am prepared to clear up!

I use a Mr Whippy nozzle and pipe the icing in a small swirl on top of each cake.  Don’t use more else it really will be too chocolatey!

Decorate as you please.  I always have to use a bit of glitter!


Well, the kids dig in but I am slightly more refined and use a fork.  Depends who’s watching really….



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