Easy Chocolate Cupcake Recipe

We need some cupcakes in a hurry, and I didn’t have much in the cupboard save for the “standard” ingredients.  I decided that this easy chocolate cupcake recipe always goes down well. And whipped up a batch in no time!  This is based on the “equal measures” foragers cake, where you weigh the eggs first and go from there, but it isn’t an exact science, so take our measures as approximates.


  • 2 eggs (weighed, in our case: 130g)
  • 130g self raising flour
  • 130g sugar (we used demarer sugar as I was out of ordinary sugar)
  • 130g unsalted softened butter
  • 40g cocoa powder
  • 125ml of milk
Preheat the oven to 180C.
Prepare 12 muffin cases in a muffin tray.


  1. Ahem.. bung it all in your mixing bowl and mix well!!! (Surely this is the really makes this an easy chocolate cupcake recipe?!)
  2. Divide into muffin cases and bake for approx 15-20min, do check on them and check with a knife to see if ready (i.e. if the knife comes out clean you are ready to go).
  3. Remove, let cool briefly and then put on a rack to fully cool down.

Eat plain or decorate.


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4 Responses to Easy Chocolate Cupcake Recipe

  1. HELEN says:

    I need to make some cakes tomorrow so I think I’ll go with your recipe – nice & quick & easy!
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  2. Melissa says:

    Have a double batch in the oven right now for playgroup birthday celebrations tomorrow morning. The mixture was delicious so I imagine the end result will be the same. Have out a blueberry and raspberry into the top and I am sure we will drizzle something over them, even if only icing sugar. Time will tell how many actually make it out of the house tomorrow morning or if I will have to do a supermarket stop en route! Thanks for the super easy recipe :)

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