Chocolate cupcakes with chocolate icing on a wire rack

Chocolate cupcake recipes

26 Recipes

Chocolate cupcakes are always popular at a bake sale or afternoon tea. Indulge in frosted fairy cakes, red velvet, melting middle muffins and more.

51 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

These light cakes are perfect for freezing – they just need a quick blast in the microwave to bring them back to life

40 mins
Easy
89 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

These bright and fun cupcakes are perfect for kids' parties

1 hr
Easy
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35 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Dad'll love these easy cupcakes, make them really chocolatey or put his favourite sweet or nut on top - the perfect treat!

30 mins
Easy
16 ratings 3.6 out of 5 star rating

Sweet chestnuts and chocolate make a heavenly combination at Christmas time

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
34 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

A make-ahead treat, these will take you back to toasting marshmallows around an open fire

30 mins
Easy
27 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

These sponges with a cream cheese topping are light yet wonderfully chocolatey

45 mins
Easy
7 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Very cherry chocolate sponges dotted with fruit and topped with creamy frosting - perfect for a cake sale

40 mins
Easy
5 ratings 3.0 out of 5 star rating

These easy chocolate chip, vanilla and pale pink buttercream cupcakes mimic Neapolitan ice cream and are perfect for a little treat at a picnic

45 mins
Easy
4 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Children will love to make these yummy double chocolate chip cakes topped with rice paper flowers - perfect for a kids Easter baking project

25 mins
Easy
96 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

These decorative cupcakes make the perfect centrepiece for a wedding or christening, or a lovely gift

30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
6 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Beautiful individual chocolate brownie cakes with a dollop of softly whipped cream and extra fruit for garnish

45 mins
Easy
25 ratings 3.2 out of 5 star rating

These gorgeous low-fat muffins make a great coffee morning treat, best served warm from the oven

35 mins
Easy
8 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Kids will love making these little chocolate cupcakes, with a crunchy biscuit base and Easter egg topping

50 mins
Easy
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Got a sweet tooth? Treat someone special on Valentine's Day with these rich chocolate cupcakes hiding a secret white chocolate truffle centre

1 hr
Easy
7 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Expert baker Paul Hollywood takes this classic flavour combination and creates cute individual cakes

50 mins
Easy
9 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

Get the kids into the kitchen to decorate these individual chocolate sponges with frosting and sweets

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
32 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Special Hallowe'en chocolatey bakes for lucky trick or treaters - you can make ahead and freeze

45 mins
More effort
8 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

Deliciously caramelly and creamy

15 mins
Easy
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Kids will love making these cute Christmas cupcakes from Planet Cake

45 mins
Easy
5 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Try saying no to these little sponges with frosting and clever bird decoration made with chocolate eggs

1 hr
Easy
4 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Budding star gazers, bake your way through the moon cycle with our tasty chocolate cupcakes. Arrange them in the right order to make a gorgeous display and test your science skills

1 hr and 45 mins
More effort
23 ratings 3.6 out of 5 star rating

Cupcakes are all the rage, and this festive version are super cute and contemporary

37 mins
Easy
17 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Delicious and simple chocolate cup cakes to make with the kids at Halloween - real crowd-pleasers

35 mins
Easy
75 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

Everyone loves crispy cornflake cakes, whatever their age. Get the whole family in the kitchen to make these simple bites

15 mins
Easy
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