These chocolate cupcakes are an old favourite. Make them for children’s birthday parties or whenever sugar cravings come calling; they suit every special occasion.

Though you can make various designs with cupcakes, nothing beats classic chocolate and vanilla cupcakes. No matter the current trend, this combination just never seems to go out of style.


(Serves 12)

  • 95g plain flour
  • 30g cocoa
  • 120g caster sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 80g butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 125ml milk

For the frosting:

  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 280 g icing sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • A pinch of salt


  1. Preheat oven to 160 C.
  2. Sift flour, cocoa, caster sugar and baking powder into a mixing bowl.
  3. Make a small well in the centre and add the remaining ingredients.
  4. Beat on low speed using an electric mixer until just combined.
  5. Scrape down sides of the bowl and beat on medium speed for about 2 minutes.
  6. Spoon the batter into a 12-hole muffin tray until half full.
  7. Bake for 15-18 minutes.
  8. Let stand for 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
  9. In a small bowl, beat together all the frosting ingredients until light and fluffy. Leave at room temperature before using on your yummy chocolate cupcakes.

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Chocolate Cupcakes with Vanilla Frosting
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