Tomorrow my little 2 year old nephew visits and he‘s been a little trooper adjusting to the arrival of his new baby brother. So…yesterday morning while I was eating spoonfuls of Milo (no judging please) I thought about making him some chocolate chip cupcakes with a chocolate/Milo icing. Now it is sad to report that not all the tiny teddy biscuits made it to their final destiny on top of a cupcake: some were scarified for a greater cause, ie providing me with a sugar hit .


  • 4 oz (115g)

  • 10 oz (300g) plain flour

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda

  • pinch of salt

  • 6 oz brown sugar

  • 6 oz (170g) butter or margarine, at room temperature

  • 8 oz chocolate chips (milk or dark chocolate)

  • 150 ml Milk

  • 1tsp vanilla essence

  • 3 eggs

  • Chocolate Butter cream Icing

  • 4 oz(115g)butter,preferably unsalted at room temperature

  • 8 oz (225g)Icing Sugar sifted

  • 1tsp Milo

  • 1Tbsp cocoa powder

  • 2Tbsp milk

  • 2 packets snack size Arnotts tiny teddys to decorate


  • 1.

    Preheat oven to 180degree. Line two cupcake tins with paper cases.

  • 2.

    Sift the flour,baking powder bicarbonate soda, salt and sugar into a large bowl. Add the flour, butter, milk and vanilla essence .

  • 3.

    With an electric mixer on medium-low speed,beat until smoothly beaten.Next crack in the eggs and mix on low speed till all combined. Fold in the chocolate chips and divide amongst the cupcake cases

  • 4.

  • 5.

    Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.Cool in the tins for 10 mins, then turn out to cool completely on a wire rack.

  • 6.

  • 7.

    For the icing, put the butter in a large bowl and mix until soft and gradually add the icing sugar with the cocoa and Milo and continue to mix either using a wooden spoon or an electric beater until the mixture is well combined. Next mix in the milk until you have a nice smooth spreading consistency.

  • 8.

  • 9.

    Once the cupcakes cool down top with icing and place a little tiny teddy on each one

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