Chocolate Cupcakes by Mary Berry

  • Total Time

    35m
    • Prep Time

      20m
    • Bake Time

      15m
  • Serves

    14
  • Skill Level

    Easy
  • Dietary Needs

    Veg
    • Vegetarian

6 Reviews

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This Mary Berry chocolate cupcake recipe is pure chocolate indulgence. Children will love to decorate with chocolate strands and chocolate decorations.

Method

  1. Line a muffin tin with paper cases. Sift the cocoa powder into a bowl, pour in the boiling water and mix into a thick paste. Add the remaining cake ingredients and mix with an electric hand whisk (or beat with a wooden spoon).

  2. Divide the mixture equally between the 14 paper cases. Bake in a preheated oven at 200°C (400°F, Gas mark 6) for about 12-15 minutes until well risen and springy to the touch. Cool in the cases on a wire rack.

  3. To make the chocolate icing melt the butter and pour it into a bowl. Sift in the cocoa powder and stir in the icing sugar a little at a time to make a glossy and spreadable. If the icing is too thick, gradually add the milk until it reaches the desired consistency. Pipe over the cupcakes, sprinkle with chocolate decorations and leave to set before serving.

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Reviews

  1. 5 star rating

    Great baking these. I made them for a children in need bake sale and they ran out almost immediately! 💛

  2. 5 star rating

    I’m a complete amateur and had an absolute mare but through no fault of the recipe.. I forgot to soften the butter, my icing curdled (I saved it by adding warm milk to it) and then my piping bag burst. I soldiered through and it has resulted in delicious cupcakes that don’t quite look like the picture but near enough! Will definitely make these again!

  3. 5 star rating

    A nice easy recipe that kids can join in with. The cupcakes are delicious and very moist. Yum Yum!

  4. 5 star rating

    Have baked many chocolate cupcakes but these have been credited with being the best chocolate cupcakes ever!! So easy to make, the icing was simple & not too sweet.

  5. 5 star rating

    This is my favourite cupcake recipe and its super easy to! I highly recommend them

  6. 5 star rating

    This is my favourite cupcake recipe and its super easy to! I highly recommend them

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