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Chocolate iced cupcakes

04 October 2016

These easy chocolate iced cupcakes are ideal for baking with grandchildren.

Chocolate iced cupcakes
Chocolate iced cupcakes

Preparation time

15 minutes

Cooking time

20 minutes




For the cupcakes

  • 60g butter softened or margarine
  • 60g caster sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 60g Homepride self-raising flour

For the icing

  • 50g butter softened
  • 100g icing sugar, sieved
  • 1 tbsp cocoa, sieved
  • Chocolate sprinkles or decorations


For the cake

1. Preheat the oven to fan 160C, 180C, gas mark 6. Line a cup (shallow not muffin tin) cake tin with 6 cake papers.

2. Use an electric whisk to beat together the butter or margarine, sugar and salt until pale and soft, it may take several minutes to become paler.

3. With the whisk running gradually add the beaten egg, whisking between additions until you have a smooth, stiff mixture. If the mixture splits (appears curdled) add a tsp of Homepride flour to bring it back together.

4. Add the flour and fold in carefully.

5. Spoon into the paper cases and bake for 15-20 minutes until golden and risen- they should spring back when touched gently.

6. Remove to a wire rack to cool.

For the icing

1. Beat all the ingredients together until smooth.

2. Spread the butter icing over the cakes and top with sprinkles and decorations.


Try adding a sprinkling of chocolate chips (milk, plain or white) to the cake mixture, or 2tsp cocoa powder, for an extra chocolaty treat.

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Visit our baking with kids section for more child-friendly cake recipes

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