Easy and Simple Chocolate Cupcakes

    1 hour 10 mins

    A lovely and simple cupcake recipe for all of the family. It makes delicious cupcakes that smell and look delicious.

    16 people made this

    Serves: 24 

    • 250g softened butter
    • 250g caster sugar
    • 4 eggs
    • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
    • 3 teaspoons vanilla essence
    • 1 3/4 cups (225g) self raising flour
    • 5 or 6 tablespoons milk

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Extra time:35min  ›  Ready in:1hr10min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C. Put patty cups in 2 cupcake or muffin trays and leave to one side.
    2. In a bowl mix together butter and sugar until it is smooth and creamy. Gradually add the eggs until they are all beaten in.
    3. Add the cocoa powder and vanilla. Then gradually add the flour until all of the flour is gone. Add the milk gradually until it makes a smooth paste.
    4. Put the cake mixture into the patty cups until 1/2 full.
    5. Put the trays in the preheated oven for 15- 20 minutes.
    6. You can tell they are ready once they are a light brown or if you stick a knife into one of the cupcakes and none of the cake mixture sticks to the knife.
    7. Once the cakes are done take them out of the oven and place on a wire rack to cool completely before icing with your favourite icing recipe.

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    Altered ingredient amounts. I tried this but found it quite runny... I'd use a bit less milk with this much vanilla.  -  03 Jul 2009  (Review from Allrecipes UK | Ireland)


    . A favourite with everyone. Well tested on kids and adults and 100% every time. Lovely light cake and perfect for those who like a little chocolate flavour but not too much.  -  23 Jul 2010  (Review from Allrecipes UK | Ireland)


    Lovely light cakes. I added walnuts to half of the mixture and the result was lovely! Will make these again soon!  -  01 Aug 2010  (Review from Allrecipes UK | Ireland)