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Double chocolate cupcakes recipe

A delicious chocolate cupcake recipe that's easy to make for special occasions. The recipe makes just the right amount to take to school for birthdays. Find more on Kidspot New Zealand's recipe finder



  • 4 cups self raising flour
  • 1 1/2 cups castor sugar
  • 1 cup cocoa, sifted
  • 1 250g pkt milk choc chips
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 250g melted butter, cooled
  • 2 tsp vanilla essence


  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 200g dark chocolate
  • 3 cups icing mixture
  • 100g butter softened


Preheat oven to 200°C. Set 30 patty pan cases on 2 trays.

Mix flour, sifted cocoa and castor sugar together.

Combine eggs, milk, butter and vanilla essence.

Pour wet mixture into dry mixture and stir gently with a metal spoon to combine.

Place 1/4 cup measures into patty pans and bake for 12-15 mins.


In a glass bowl place cream and dark chocolate. Microwave for 1 minute and stir until all the chocolate is melted, making a ganache.

Whip the butter until pale and slowly add the icing mixture and ganache. Add a few drops of milk if the icing is too thick. Pipe onto cooled cupcakes and dust with cocoa for decoration.


  • The only word for these is decadent!
  • These are perfect for a sophisticated afternoon tea and also to send to school for special birthdays.
  • Making a ganache to flavour the icing looks like hard work but the taste is out of this world.
  • This recipe was created by Jennifer Cheung for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder.

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