Who needs a good reason to make cupcakes?

Not me!

Especially when it is National Cupcake Week!

14 to 20 September…

We made these chocolaty ones on Sunday, enough to last for a few days!

Chocolate buttercream cupcakes:

Makes 18

You will also need :

  • 2 muffin tins.
  • 18 cupcake cases.
  • Electric mixer.
  • Wire rack.
  • Cupcake corer or just butter cream tops of cupcakes,

Cupcake ingredients:

  • 200g Self raising flour, sifted
  • 200g Caster sugar
  • 200g Margarine
  • 4 Eggs

For the toppings:

  • 225g Icing sugar
  • 50g Margarine
  • 2 tablespoons hazelnut chocolate spread
  • 2 tablespoons of skimmed milk
  • Dusting of cocoa powder


  1. Place all the cupcake ingredients into a mixing bowl and mix together with an electric whisk until all mixed in.
  2. Pre heat oven to 180c.
  3. Place cupcake cases into muffin trays and spoon mixer evenly between all 18.
  4. Cook for 20-25 minutes until golden and cooked.
  5. Place cooked cupcakes onto a wire rack to cool.

Chocolate buttercream:

  1. Place the sifted icing sugar, margarine, hazelnut spread and milk into a bowl and whisk well.
  2. Corer the cooled cupcakes.
  3. Place half to 1 tsp of mixture into the middle of the of the cupcakes.
  4. Replace the tops.
  5. Smooth remaining buttercream onto the cupcakes.
  6. Dust with a little sifted cocoa powder.

About this post: I got sent a mixing bowl and cup corer c/o OXO and some eggs from The Happy Egg Co. All thoughts are my own and I was not paid for this post.

Claire Justine
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  1. Tamar SB
    18th September 2015 / 9:15 am

    Mm! How tasty looking!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      18th September 2015 / 5:14 pm

      Thanks Tamar, they only lasted a few days!

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