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If you love cupcakes (and who doesn’t) why not have a go at making this easy chocolate cupcake recipe.  If you use a food processor to mix all the ingredients, you’ll have them prepared and ready for baking in around ten minutes.

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This cupcake recipe will make around 20 cupcakes – and to keep things simple I use a cup measure. The cup should hold approx 8 fl oz / 250 ml of liquid.

Easy Chocolate Cupcake Recipe

Here goes:-

Easy Chocolate Cupcake Recipe – Ingredients

  • 4 ozs /125 g butter (or usual spread)
  • Half cup Castor Sugar (or other white sugar)
  • 2 Eggs
  • One and a Half cups self-raising flour
  • Quarter cup of cocoa powder
  • Approx one-third cup of milk (I use soy)
  • Quarter cup of chocolate chips (optional extra)
  • 2 cake baking trays (each hold 12 cup cakes)
  • Cup Cake paper cases – about 20

Easy Chocolate Cupcake Recipe – Method

  1. Assemble the food processor (aka whizzer)
  2. Whiz together the butter and sugar until creamy smooth
  3. Add the 2 eggs and whiz again
  4. Add the flour and cocoa powder and whiz some more
  5. Add the milk, bit by bit, and whiz for the final time – don’t make the mixture too runny (see handy hints below)
  6. Place the cup cake paper cases in the baking trays and fill each one with a good heaped dessert spoonful of the mix
  7. Sprinkle chocolate chips on top of each one (optional)
  8. Cook in a pre-heated moderate oven for 10-15 minutes (keep an eye on them because they cook quickly)
  9. Once they have risen and are cooked – place each one on a wire rack to cool completely

Uncooked Chocolate Cupcakes

Handy Hints and Suggestions

  • The consistency is about right when the mixture slowly falls off the spoon. If it just stays there it’s probably a bit thick, so add a bit more milk. If it runs off it’s definitely too thin, so add more flour
  • Once cool, cupcakes freeze well in a sealed container or freezer bag and are perfect for school lunches
  • If you want to make bigger cupcakes, use a muffin tray and muffin sized paper cases – they will take longer to cook of course
  • Make smaller ones by putting less mix in each paper case – keep an eye on them in the oven as they cook quickly

So, have a go at making my easy chocolate cupcake recipe.  Did I mention how wonderful they smell while cooking 🙂

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Jan Littlehales

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15 Responses to “Easy Chocolate Cupcake Recipe – in Ten Minutes”

  1. These chocolate cupcakes look delicious and once again you have provided a very easy recipe to follow. Thanks Jan, I will give this recipe to my daughter.

  2. Thanks Jackie,
    I hope your daughter enjoys making them – and you all enjoy eating them 🙂

  3. Now they look yummy. Can’t wait to give them a go.

  4. Jenny Locke says:

    They look great and a couple of these with a cup of tea would be perfect.

  5. Thanks for comments Jenny and Tania,
    You have to grab a couple quick in my house – teenage boys don’t seem to care about calories – lol 🙂

  6. Now, that really does look like an easy chocolate cupcake recipe, and a yummy one too!
    Congratulations on all the votes on StumbleUpon! Well-deserved!

  7. Thanks Lina,
    Give this recipe a try – very easy and delicious. You can do it !!

  8. Hi Jan! Nice to meet you! Would you like to be my guest writing a post for my blog? Keep in touch! Joe

  9. Hi Joe,
    The Eat Drink Blog Conference was fun, wasn’t it – so many great food bloggers!
    Thanks for inviting me to guest post. I’ll be in touch to work out the details 🙂

  10. Fantastic Jan.

    I really like your handy hints and suggestions too. Freezing cupcakes for future lunches is a great idea for the kids at school.

    Your recipies are magic and I look forward to reading your next ideas. 🙂

  11. Thanks Cherie,
    Good to hear you enjoy the hints and suggestions too.
    I know what it’s like having to prepare lunch boxes for 2 hungry boys, day after day – frozen chocolate cupcakes are a really quick, easy option.

  12. Claire says:

    Hi Jan! It looks pretty easy, gonna give this a try! Glad to see your
    ‘Handy Hints and Suggestions’, readers love it!

  13. Hi Claire,
    Great to hear you’re going to give these cupcakes a try. They are easy – and quick!
    I’m getting very positive feedback about the handy hints and suggestions, so will definitely keep them coming 🙂

  14. Lisa Wood says:

    Our boys love cupcakes, especially chocolate ones:)

    Love your easy 10 minutes recipes because as a busy Mum I like to make meals that take as little amount as time as possible!!

    They sure look yummy.


  15. Thanks Lisa,
    Haven’t met a boy yet who doesn’t love chocolate cupcakes 🙂

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