• Serves 24
  • 20 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 8 Ingredients


I like the sneaky addition of the chia seeds to the cupcakes which add fibre, protein, antioxidants and Omega-3 fatty acids.

Ingredients (serves 24)

  • 1 packet chocolate cake mix
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 serve VANILLA ICING:
  • 100g melted cooled butter
  • 1/2 a heaped cup of icing sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • sprinkles use whatever you have on hand in the cupboard


  1. Make cupcakes according to the packet instructions. Add cinnamon and chia seeds to the wet mix prior to putting in the patty tins.
  2. To make vanilla icing, pour all ingredients into a bowl. With an electric mixer, beat ingredients on medium speed for 4 minutes or until light and fluffy.
  3. Pour sprinkles into a shallow dish. Ice cupcakes, then tip the cupcake upside down and dip into the sprinkle dish to cover.

  • Sneaky to making it that little bit healthier


  • Thanks for the recipe. I like your addition of the chia seeds.


  • Does anyone know if chia seeds are good for children?


  • lol i have those love heart sprinkles


  • I love adding chia seeds, so healthy and yum


  • Thanks for sharing this recipe, I know my daughters going to have fun helping me make these


  • Thanks for this cupcake recipe – very sweet looking cupcakes.


  • Love the vanilla icing on the chocolate and the hearts look great! Thanks.


  • They look so cute with the white icing and the pink hearts!! :-)

    • They are my daughter’s favourite sprinkles – we can’t be without pink love hearts!

      • Absolutely – just have to have sweet little hearts. :)


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