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  • Makes 12
  • 15 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 10 Ingredients

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Great cup cakes for tea or birthday parties. I always use this recipe for taking cupcakes into school.

I also use this recipe for a big cake too and it takes around 30 mins to cook a big cake.


Ingredients (makes 12 12 large or 24 small)

  • 175g Self Raising Flour
  • 3 Eggs
  • 175g Butter
  • 175g Sugar
  • 25g Coco Powder
  • for the icing
  • 225g Icing Sugar
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Coco powder
  • 100g Softened Butter
  • 1 packet Freckles or sweet of your choice for topping

Method

  1. Beat Butter and Sugar till light and creamy. You can use electric mixer.
  2. Slowly whisk in the egg using electric hand whisk.
  3. Then whisk in the flour and coco (on very low so it does not fly out of bowl)
  4. Divide amongst the cup cake wrappers and bake 15 -20 mins 180C until cooked.
  5. For the icing mix the coco, icing sugar and butter until blended together.
  6. when cakes are cool pipe a swirl of icing on top and decorate with a chocolate freckle or sweet of your choice ie smarties.

Notes

For the Freckles you can use any sweet or chocolate. Smarties are bright and colourful or jelly beans look good too. Alternatively you could sprinkle with some sprinkles! Or just leave plain!

  • The freakles on top would be a huge hit for the kids. So simple yet colourful and fun

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  • Can’t beat a good chocolate cupcake.
    Love how you decorated them – wish I was better at icing things!

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  • Great little party cakes!

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  • Great for parties ;)

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  • You should be able to use the electric mixer on a low setting to whisk the eggs.

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  • Love chocolate and also how simple the cupcake recipe seems would be lovely thanks for sharing

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  • Chocolate, Chocolate and More Chocolate, yummy!!!

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  • What a great treat these look fantastic i like the hundreds and thousands freckles chocolate drop on top

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  • These look so decadent and delicious

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  • They look lovely. Thanks for the recipe. Hope mine turn out as good.

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  • these look really cool – no freckles for me, but the kids love them!

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  • Your cupcakes look amazing! Perfect for a party! Thanks.

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  • These sound amazing and look delicious.

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  • Thanks for sharing; a lovely recipe and very delicious!.

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  • Very Nice! A great really looking recipe! Thank you so much for sharing this!

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  • I really need to try these for daughter’s birthday party

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  • Thanks for sharing this recipe; these look tasty.

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  • a great quick and tasty cake made from scratch….yum!

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  • Thanks for sharing this recipe; these look yummy.

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  • and also i have got to say thanks for posting this

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