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Easy Chocolate Cupcakes on a serving platter.
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4.8 from 10 votes

Chocolate Cupcakes

Delicious rich dark chocolate coated cupcakes which children will find easy to make with a little help!
Course Snack
Cuisine British
Keyword Chocolate, cupcakes, easy
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 18
Author Camilla Hawkins


  • 85 g Self-raising flour
  • 30 g Cocoa powder
  • 115 g Soft margarine
  • 115 g Caster sugar
  • 2 Large eggs

Chocolate Topping

  • 100 g Dark chocolate
  • Large knob of unsalted butter
  • Smarties/sweets to decorate


  • Pre-heat the oven to 180⁰C.
  • Line 2 cup cake trays with 18 paper cake cases (the small ones ie not muffin size).
  • Sieve the flour and cocoa into a bowl and add all the other ingredients.
  • Mix together with a wooden spoon until well mixed.
  • Spoon into the paper cake cases.
  • Bake on the middle shelf for 13 minutes or until an inserted skewer comes out clean or cakes spring back to the touch.
  • Allow the cakes to sit for a couple of minutes before transferring to a wire cooling rack.
  • To make the topping break the chocolate up into a glass bowl with the butter and melt it over a pan of simmering water stirring with a wooden spoon.
  • Use a teaspoon to decorate the cakes with the chocolate topping, giving a little swirl with the back of the spoon to spread it out evenly and then add a Smartie/sweet to finish.