You will need:

For the cupcakes:

  • Warm water (a few tablespoons
  • 40g cocoa powder
  • 3 eggs
  • 175g unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 165g caster sugar
  • 115g self-raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

For the icing:

  • 60g unsalted butter
  • 30g cocoa powder
  • A few tablespoons of milk
  • 250g icing sugar

You will also need:

  • Cupcake cases
  • Mixing bowl
  • Mixing spoon
  • Decorations
  • Baking tin


  1. Preheat the oven to 200C.
  2. Place cupcake cases on a baking or muffin tin.
  3. Put cocoa powder into a bowl and mix it with water to create a thick paste, then add all the remaining ingredients and mix them together.
  4. Divide cupcake mixture equally between the cases and bake them for 12-15 minutes until risen.
  5. Let the cupcakes cool on a wire rack while you prepare the buttercream icing.
  6. Melt the butter and pour it into a bowl. Stir in the cocoa powder and mix, then gradually add the icing sugar and milk, constantly stirring to create a beautiful and glossy buttercream.
  7. Add the buttercream icing on top of your cupcakes and decorate to your liking.
  8. You are done - enjoy your cupcakes!

This is a delicious yet simple cupcake recipe, perfect for baking for fundraising events or just for fun. Our little chef is 5-years-old and very proud of his yummy chocolate cupcakes!

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