Chocolate Cup Cakes

Americans call them ‘cupcakes’, the English call them ‘fairy cakes’, I call them ‘yummm cakes!’

Prep: 15min  

Cook: 15 min

Extra time: 25 min cooling  

Ready in: 55 min


  • 1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 75g cocoa powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 175 g plain flour
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 300g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 250 ml milk


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C. Line a bun tray with paper or foil cases. Sift together the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, cocoa and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well with each addition, then stir in the vanilla. Add the flour mixture alternately with the milk; beat well. Fill the paper cups 3/4’s full.
  3. Bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a skewer inserted into the cake comes out clean. Ice with your favorite icing when cool.

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