• 140g of butter, softened (15seconds in microwave)
  • 100g of caster sugar
  • 140g of self raising flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • 1 tbsp of cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 tbsp of boling water
  • Chocolate chips/chunks if required


  • STEP 1
    Pre heat your oven to 180 degrees. Grease your baking tray and add your cupcake cases inside. Boil your kettle too.
  • STEP 2
    Measure out ingredients.
  • STEP 3
    When your kettle has boiled mix your cocoa powder with boiling water and mix into a paste.
  • STEP 4
    Into this mixture add you butter and sugar and mix well. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well ( I cheat with electric whisk).
  • STEP 5
    Dispense the mixture evenly into the tray and cook for 17-20 minutes, until you a skewer comes out clean.
  • STEP 6
    Leave to cool. Could be topped with butter cream icing or even Nutella for those with a super sweet tooth ;)

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