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Chocolate surprise center cupcakes

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Prep: 20 minutes Cook: 15 minutes Topping 10 mins

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12 cupcakes

Chocolate cupcakes with a hidden raspberry for added tang. Best served with chocolate glacé icing and a whole raspberry .

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  • 4 oz self raising flour
  • 4 oz caster sugar
  • 4 oz butter / margarine
  • 2 whole medium eggs
  • 1 oz cocoa powder
  • 12 whole raspberries


  • 1 oz icing sugar
  • 0.5 oz cocoa powder
  • 12 whole strawberries


  1. Preset the oven to 200*c electric , 180*c fan .

  2. Combine butter and sugar .Add the eggs in gradually whilst mixing

  3. Fold in flour then cocoa powder .

  4. Spoon two tablespoons of the mixture into each of the cases

  5. Push one of the raspberries into the center of each before fully covering with the remainder of the mixture .

  6. Put into the oven for 15 minutes and allow to cool.

  7. Mix the icing sugar and cocoa powder together , slowly adding water until the icing is thick yet spreadable .

  8. Put a teaspoon of the topping into each of the cupcakes and spread until it is entirely covered .

  9. Add a whole raspberry on top and present on a clean white plate for maximum wow factor .

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