Chocolate fudge cupcakes

Chocolate fudge cupcakes

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(86 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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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.
21st Sep, 2013
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!
22nd Aug, 2013
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.
25th Jul, 2013
Best chocolate buns I have ever made, but I use a different icing without cream so they keep longer
12th May, 2013
great for making cake pops
16th Mar, 2013
These are quick, easy, delicious and light. I will 100% be making these again. Highly recommended!
16th Mar, 2013
These are quick, easy, delicious and light. I will 100% be making these again. Highly recommended!
8th Jan, 2013
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).
8th Jan, 2013
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. :)
11th Nov, 2012
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.


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