Chocolate fudge cupcakes

Chocolate fudge cupcakes

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Cooking time

Prep: 30 mins Cook: 25 mins - 30 mins Plus cooling

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Makes 12

These bright and fun cupcakes are perfect for kids' parties

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Can be frozen un-iced
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
505
protein
59g
carbs
59g
fat
29g
saturates
17g
fibre
2g
sugar
44g
salt
0.51g

Ingredients

  • 200g butter
  • 200g plain chocolate, under 70% cocoa solids is fine
  • 200g light, soft brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 250g self-raising flour
  • Smarties, sweets and sprinkles, to decorate

For the icing

  • 200g plain chocolate
  • 100ml double cream, not fridge-cold
  • 50g icing sugar

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 160C/140C fan/gas 3 and line a 12-hole muffin tin with cases. Gently melt the butter, chocolate, sugar and 100ml hot water together in a large saucepan, stirring occasionally, then set aside to cool a little while you weigh the other ingredients.
  2. Stir the eggs and vanilla into the chocolate mixture. Put the flour into a large mixing bowl, then stir in the chocolate mixture until smooth. Spoon into cases until just over three-quarters full (you may have a little mixture leftover), then set aside for 5 mins before putting on a low shelf in the oven and baking for 20-22 mins. Leave to cool.
  3. For the icing, melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a pan of barely simmering water. Once melted, turn off the heat, stir in the double cream and sift in the icing sugar. When spreadable, top each cake with some and decorate with your favourite sprinkles and sweets.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, May 2010

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elzie_belzie_2806's picture

SCRUMPTIOUS X

mixed-lentils's picture

Highly recommended..! Never made cupcakes in my life & this was first the recipe I used..made 23 fairy cupcakes from this recipe..can't tell how much my kids were happy..Extremely pleased with results. Although I used chocolate buttercream frosting instead of the one in recipe.

CailinLondon's picture
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Very easy. The topping was a nice change. Made 23 cakes from the mixture

harriet_champion's picture
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Very easy to make. Took about 28-30 mins to actually cook but once they were cooked they were delicious. So fluffy and rich will be making again for sure!!!

redlipstick's picture
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Used a cupcake tin and fairy cake cases and managed to get 23 cakes out of this mixture! They're so rich and delicious but they have a really light texture. I think they would be too rich muffin-sized. The icing was gorgeous too. Baked for 21 mins in a fan oven and they were perfect.

hannahbjones8's picture

Really nice recipe. Said it made 12 but ended up making 20 (I'm not complaining :) Also left in the oven longer than said because we're still gooey in the middle and I suggest next time you half the icing because we had far too much but overall tastes scrummy :)

hannahpower's picture

lovely recipe. Made 24 small cupcakes as a test for my sons birthday party next week and i will definitely be making them for the big day. Very much like brownies. Kids loved them and they have had them as cupcakes and also with custard as a desert.

aliceeats's picture

These cupcakes were my first ever successful bake! Really chocolatey and rich as said below, but I thought that was great. I don't know if I would describe them as cupcakes, as they are really more like brownies, but that's not bad! I made them in small cupcake cases so got about 20 from this mixture and covered in them dark chocolate and white chocolate buttons. Everyone loved them!

lbignell2004's picture

Made these recently with my 5yr old niece. Really easy to make and they actually tasted really good. Lovely chocolate taste and moist. Planning to make these again very soon.

rebeccaroach's picture

Best chocolate buns I have ever made, but I use a different icing without cream so they keep longer

lizswan's picture

great for making cake pops

nobbynorris's picture

These are quick, easy, delicious and light. I will 100% be making these again. Highly recommended!

nobbynorris's picture

These are quick, easy, delicious and light. I will 100% be making these again. Highly recommended!

meteoraah's picture
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Just read Languedoc Linda's comments and agree that they ARE very rich. Also, mine took around 25-30 mins to bake well but I attributed that to the use of microwave (convection mode).

meteoraah's picture
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Pretty good. This was just my second time baking, so was relieved when it turned out well. I did have to improvise a bit. I used 1) milk chocolate instead of plain chocolate, 2) fresh cream (25% fat) instead of double cream. (Not sure if we get double cream that easily in India.) 3) Also, since I used milk chocolate, I toned down the amount of sugar in the icing to 35 gm. 4) Used the microwave in the convection mode instead of an oven.
All in all, it turned out perfectly delicious. Will try again with dark chocolate. :)

langthorne's picture
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Very disappointed in this recipe. These cupcakes were far too rich, they took much longer to cook than stated in the recipe and had a strange texture. Will look for alternative chocolate cupcake recipes.

sandykid's picture
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I made these cakes with my little boy, they were so easy and so impresive when they came out. Most of my cakes go flat these rose perfectly. I will be making these all the time for family and friends and all my parties from now on. Thanx for the recipe

kittiebittie's picture

If you have a piping bag, cut the end into a small hole, bend the bottom of the piping bag (to stop the mixture pureeing out) put the cup cake mixture into the piping bag and pie into the cases 3/4 of the way! It's always the best way for me when using a running mixture!.

rearose's picture
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wow ausum comments im gonna make some now but in a bit small though ha ha ha ha

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