Chocolate fudge cupcakes

Chocolate fudge cupcakes

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(76 ratings)

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


Makes 12

These bright and fun cupcakes are perfect for kids' parties

Nutrition and extra info

  • Can be frozen un-iced

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal509
  • fat29g
  • saturates17g
  • carbs56g
  • sugars40g
  • fibre2g
  • protein5g
  • salt0.54g
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  • 200g butter



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  • 200g plain chocolate, under 70% cocoa solids is fine
  • 200g light, soft brown sugar



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  • 2 eggs, beaten



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  • 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


  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.

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Adnan khan
11th Feb, 2015
Never made cupcake this was my first recipes.I will try now and let you know how it came... My world
22nd Oct, 2014
Delicious! I made these yesterday with my 6 yr old daughter. Easy and quick to make. Moist and quite rich. Instead of making icing, as we didn't have any double cream, I used chocolate fudge icing (ready made) and decorated with smarties as the recipe states. Would definitely recommend and will be making again. We got 19 out of this batch. I put them on lowest shelf in gas oven for 22 mins. usually my cakes are dry but these were perfect as I think putting them on low shelf made a big difference.
13th Sep, 2014
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12th Jun, 2014
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.
24th May, 2014
Very easy. The topping was a nice change. Made 23 cakes from the mixture
27th Mar, 2014
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!!!
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10th Mar, 2014
that's a very simple easy to make recipe... and healthy for babies... check it...
7th Mar, 2014
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.
15th Feb, 2014
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 :)
2nd Feb, 2014
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.


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