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Chocolate cupcakes with Miss M – easy recipe using drinking chocolate

Miss M loves baking so with an excess of eggs in the house I decided to let her make some cupcakes this weekend.  We were also short on cocoa powder but having loads of drinking chocolate in the house we decided to substitute that in our recipe instead of cocoa powder.


For 12 small cupcakes we used:

4oz self raising flour
4oz castor sugar
4oz margarine or butter
1 heaped tablespoon drinking chocolate
2 eggs
2 tablespoons of milk

Icing sugar, food colouring and decorations to finish

1. Cream margarine and sugar in a bowl
2. Add eggs slowly with flour/drinking chocolate and milk until all combined
3. Put in oven at 180 degrees for approx 20-30 mins
4. For icing mix icing sugar with boiling water and add relevant colourings.
5. Decorate to your hearts content!

Miss M loves baking and got completely stuck in mixing the ingredients, cracking the eggs and pouring in the flour.  Mister B sat on the sideline eagerly awaiting the finished result!  They had barely been out of the oven for 5 minutes when Miss M wanted to ice them but we let them cool down a little more before I made her up two bowls of icing, one pink and one blue (on her request of course!).  I gave her full creative control about the designs and left her to come up with her iced masterpieces!!

As you can see Mister B remained chilled out while his sister did all the hard work.  They both couldn’t wait to pick a cake and tuck in although poor Mister B was under strict instruction from big sister as to which cake he was allowed to choose.  These cakes did have a moist hot chocolatey taste them and my two described them as “Mmmm yummy”!!


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  1. what a clever idea using drinking chocolate!
    lovely kids!

  2. Sarahmumof3 says:

    they look yummy cakes well done miss M

  3. Spicers1976 says:


  4. Mummy of Two says:

    They look yummy! I love an afternoon baking!

  5. they look great!

  6. Mmmmm yummy 😀

    They are beautifully decorated 🙂

  7. LauraCYMFT says:

    Yum! I love cupcakes!!

  8. We are doing loads of baking at the moment as Bud is really enjoying it. I’d never have substituted drinking chocolate for cocoa before but it looks like it worked really well.

  9. Yo’ve made me hungry!

  10. Kel says:

    Yummy!!!!! Think we may well try this recipe!

  11. Wayne W Walls says:

    Good idea!

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