Chocolate Cupcake Recipe – Makes appox 6 cupcakes


100g plain flour

20g cocoa powder

140g caster sugar

1½ teaspoons baking powder

40g butter at room temperature

120ml whole milk

1 egg

¼ teaspoon vanilla extract


Set the oven to 170°C. Line a muffin tin or tins with muffin cases.

Mix together the flour, cocoa powder, sugar and baking powder.

Beat the butter until soft and whisk in the milk, egg and vanilla extract until it is all well mixed together. Don’t worry if the butter is still in little lumps.

Mix in the flour mixture and spoon into the paper cases.

Bake for 20-25 minutes, until they are well risen and springy to the touch.

Leave the cakes in the tin for a little while before turning out onto a wire cooling rack.