Delicious Chocolate Cupcakes

Isn't there a saying,"A little bit of sweetness can drown out a lot of bitterness"?

Well we agree with this and yes, any excuse! These delicious cupcakes can also be frozen which is a nice little bonus.


300g dark chocolate, broken into chunks

200g of self raising flour

200g of light Muscovado sugar and 3 tbsp of extra sugar kept separately

15oml sunflower oil

6tbsp cocoa

284ml pot of soured cream

2 eggs

1tsp vanilla extract

100ml water


  • Heat the oven to 180c/gas oven 4.

  • Line your muffin tins with paper cases (10).

  • In a food processor whiz the chocolate into tiny pieces.

  • Once this is done, in a large mixing bowl, add the sugar, flour, cocoa, oil, eggs, vanilla, water, and just 100ml of the cream.

  • Whisk all the ingredients together until very smooth and then stir in 100g of the chocolate bits.

  • Divide between the cases and bake for approx. 20 mins or until your skewer, once inserted, comes out clean.

  • Cool the cupcakes on wire rack.

  • To make the icing, add the remaining ingredients to a pan. (Chocolate bits, cream and 3tbsp of sugar).

  • On a low heat, stir gently until the chocolate is melted. Voila, one beautiful smooth icing.

  • Chill the icing in the fridge until it is firm enough to swirl on top of the cupcakes.


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