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Simple Chocolate Cupcakes

Easy | 0:15 Prep | 0:20 Cook | Makes 12

By Australia's Best Recipes

"Simple, yet really delicious chocolate cupcakes. This recipe is suitable for young children to make with their parents or grandparents." - Slowlearnercook



  • Preheat oven to 160C. Prepare 12 hole muffin tray or 24 hole mini muffin tray.
  • Sift all dry ingredients into a mixing bowl.
  • Make a small well in the middle of the bowl and then add remaining ingredients.
  • Beat on low speed with electric mixer until just combined.
  • Scrape down sides of bowl and beat on medium speed for a further two minutes.
  • Place tablespoons of the mixture into the 12 hole muffin tray until holes are half full. Heaped teaspoon of mixture for mini muffins.
  • Place tray into oven for 15-18 minutes for 12 hole muffin pan or 10-12 minutes for mini muffin pan.
  • Stand for 5 minutes and then turn out onto wire rack to cool.
  • Ice or leave plain if preferred.


  • 3/4 cup plain flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 80g butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 eggs


  • 1 x 12-hole muffin pan
  • 1 x electric beaters


NOTES: If you are diabetic you can replace the caster sugar with a sugar substitute.