Rugby Cupcakes

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Whether you are celebrating a big win or looking for pre-match snacks for the Rugby World Cup, you should really give these rugby cupcakes a 'try' These delicious chocolate cupcakes make a great gift for any rugby fan or even as a special Father's Day treat.


  1. Heat the oven to 180°C (fan 160°C, gas mark 4). Line a cup cake tray with 12 paper cupcake cases.

  2. Place the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl and beat with a wooden spoon or electric mixer until light and fluffy.

  3. Gradually beat in the eggs a little at a time until smooth, adding a little flour if the mixture curdles.

  4. Stir in the flour and cocoa powder until smooth.

  5. Place a heaped dessert-spoon in each cupcake case and bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown and just firm to the touch.

  6. Allow the cupcakes to cool completely.

  7. To make the butter cream: Mix the butter and icing sugar together until light and fluffy adding a drop of boiling water if necessary to loosen the mixture.

  8. Add a drop of green food colouring into the buttercream and mix well until you get an even colour. Spread the buttercream onto the cooled cupcakes.  

  9. Roll a little chocolate or brown coloured sugar paste into small oval shapes and place on top of the cupcakes. Roll thin strips of white ready to roll icing and arrange over the rugby balls, then pipe the stitching with white designer icing.

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