As if I need an excuse for cake…

cupcakesIt’s National Cupcake Week, surely a perfect excuse for a bit of baking (or to stuff my face with cake…). I love cupcakes, I think a lot of people think they’ve had their day, which I tend to agree with to some extent, but they are so easy to make, and depending on how they are decorated can be perfect for all occasions. I’m often asked to make a batch to take along to a friend’s BBQ or even sometimes a special occasion such as a baby shower. My favourite recipe is for chocolate cupcakes, and I use a fool proof one that my Auntie gave me (and that she uses for a lot of her wedding cakes). I thought I’d share it with you. It’s an all in one method so it’s difficult to go wrong – just be careful not to over beat it else you’ll find that the finished cake will come away from the wrappers once cool…

5 oz self raising flour

5 oz caster sugar

5 oz marg

3 oz drinking chocolate

3 eggs

2 tablespoons boiling water

Bake them at around 180 degrees for about 15-20 minutes (depending on what your oven is like!)


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