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Ultimate Chocolate Cupcakes

Chocolate on chocolate, with a side of chocolate - what more could you want from the most chocolate cupcake recipe out there!

12 cupcakes

Medium 40 Minutes



For the recipe  Ultimate Chocolate Cupcakes

For the Cupcakes:

110 g Unsalted butter or Margarine (4 oz)
110 g Caster Sugar (4 oz)
60 g Self-Raising Flour (3 oz) Sieved
15 g Dr. Oetker Fine Dark Cocoa Powder
2 ml Dr. Oetker Madagascan Vanilla Extract (2-3 drops)
12 Dr. Oetker Muffin Cases White
2 Medium Eggs

For the Icing:

400 g Dr. Oetker Chocolate Buttercream Style Icing
50 g Dr. Oetker 35% Milk Chocolate




Ultimate Chocolate Cupcakes

Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C Fan, Gas Mark 4). Place the Muffin Cases into a muffin tin.


Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in the eggs and the Vanilla Extract. If the mixture starts to curdle, add a little flour. Fold in the remaining flour and cocoa powder with a spoon.


Evenly divide the mixture between the Muffin Cases and bake for 15-20 minutes until well risen and firm to the touch.


Remove from the oven and leave to cool on a cooling rack.


Put the Chocolate Buttercream into a piping bag and pipe a swirl of icing on top of each cupcake and leave to set.


To decorate, soften the chocolate slightly over hot water, keeping it in one piece. Once slightly soft, use a potato peeler to shave chocolate curls from the chocolate. Stack the curls on the cupcakes.

75g softened butter
175g icing sugar
45g (3 tbsp) Dr. Oetker Cocoa Powder
1. To make your own chocolate buttercream icing, place the softened butter into a bowl, sieve in the icing sugar and whisk until smooth. 
2. Add the cocoa powder and stir until smooth.

Nutritional Information for the recipe Ultimate Chocolate Cupcakes

Per Serving Per 100 g / ml
Energy 1210 kJ
289 kcal
1683 kJ
402 kcal
Fat 15.84 g 22.00 g
Carbohydrate 33.37 g 46.34 g
Protein 2.77 g 3.85 g