Demonstrated at the 2011 Melbourne Food and Wine Festival.


  • 1 1/3 plain flour

  • 2 tsp baking powder

  • ¼ tsp baking soda

  • ¾ cup cocoa powder

  • Pinch of salt

  • 60g butter, unsalted

  • 1½ cups caster sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • ¾ tsp vanilla extract

  • 1 cup milk


  • 1.

    Preheat fan forced oven to 1700C.

  • 2.

    Prepare muffin tin and line it with patty pans.

  • 3.

    Sift together the plain flour baking powder, baking soda, cocoa powder and salt.

  • 4.

    In a bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

  • 5.

    Add the eggs one by one, beating well with each addition, then stir in the vanilla.

  • 6.

    Add the flour mixture alternatively to milk. Mix well.

  • 7.

    Bake cupcakes for 20 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the cake comes out clean.

  • 8.

    Decorate the cupcakes when cool.

  • 9.

    Makes 10

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (8 servings)

  • Energy 210kj
  • Fat Total 9g
  • Saturated Fat 5g
  • Protein 4g
  • Carbohydrate 32g
  • Sugar 25g
  • Sodium 279mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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