WFMW - Chocolate Cupcakes

Seriously, who doesn't like chocolate.

I love chocolate.

No. I really love chocolate. And I love cupcakes, so these little babies rock my world.

They're a bit different because they contain buttermilk (or vinegar and milk combined if you can't get buttermilk) so I wouldn't recommend licking the spoon. The batter just tastes weird.

Chocolate Cupcakes

1 1/4 cups plain (all purpose) flour
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup cocoa

1/2 tsp baking soda (bicarb)
1/2 cup (4oz) butter
1 large egg
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 tsp vanilla essence

Preheat oven to 180C (350F)

Cream Butter and sugar, add egg and vanilla and beat well.

Alternate adding buttermilk and flour until all is combined.

Line a 12 cup muffin pan and divide batter evenly.

Bake for 20-25 minutes a skewer comes out clean.

Remove to a cooling rack and once cool frost with;

Chocolate buttercream

4oz icing sugar
2oz butter

4 oz dark chocolate melted
(a little milk)

Cream butter and sugar together to make buttercream, add melted chocolate and beat again to combine. Add a little milk if the buttercream seems a little dry or you prefer a messier (nothing wrong with that) frosting.

Chocolate cupcakes definitely work for me. For more great WFMW ideas head on over to Rocks in my Dryer.


  1. The cupcakes look delicious! I am excited for you and your new stay at home mom status. I made the plunge 21 years ago and I have never regretted it. We did not make this decision until I was actually holding our baby in my arms. Up until that moment I was headed back to work. It took about 6 months to wind things down and I have been entangled in my home ever since. . ..

  2. I love cupcakes and chocolate are my favorite! I love how the cupcakes in your photo are decorated!

    Thanks for sharing your recipe!

  3. what is with all the yummy recipes posted today. Just looking at them is making me gain weight! lol

  4. Cupcakes?....what happened to buns?!!! LOL!!!

    I love to have recipes I don't have to convert from american measurements. They look delicious. Must try some "actual baking" for a change.


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