Chocolate Cupcakes

Here’s something a little bit different! Today I thought I’d share with you guys one of my recipes, chocolate cupcakes!



155g of self raising flour

2 tbsp cocoa powder

¾ tsp baking powder

¼ tsp salt

125ml buttermilk

1tsp vanilla extract

½ tsp white vinegar

185g sugar

60g butter

1 egg

– Makes 12 cupcakes


1. Preheat the oven to 180º and line 12 hole muffin tray with cases.

2. Sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt into a bowl.

3. In a separate bowl whisk together the buttermilk, vanilla, and vinegar.

4. Beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

5. Add in the flour mixture in 3 additions making sure the ingredients are well combined.

6. Add in the buttermilk mixture in 2 additions and mix together.

7. Pour the mixture evenly into the cases.

8. Bake for 20-22 minutes.


250g icing sugar, sifted

80g butter

25ml milk

a couple of drops of vanilla extract

Beat the ingredients together either by hand or with a mixer until all the mixture comes together and forms a light and fluffy frosting texture. Spread evenly over the cupcakes and decorate how you wish. I chose to break up one cupcake and sprinkle that on top of the others.


And that’s it! Let me know if you try these out, I hope you enjoy them as much as we did!