Chocolate and vanilla cupcakes

  • makes 24
  • A little effort

Everyone loves a good cupcake. These classic chocolate and vanilla cupcakes are simple and make the perfect treat for any occasion - time to put the kettle on.



  • butter 100g, at room temperature
  • caster sugar 100g
  • eggs 2
  • self-raising flour 100g
  • cocoa powder 2 tbsp
  • vanilla essence a few drops
  • white chocolate 200g, melted
  • dark chocolate 200g, melted
  • silver balls to decorate


  • Step 1

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    Heat the oven to 180c/fan 160c/gas 4. Cream the butter and sugar together, then beat in the eggs and flour. Divide the mix into 2 and add the cocoa to one half and the vanilla to the other. Add a drop of milk to the chocolate mix if it is too stiff.

  • Step 2

    Spoon into mini muffin tins lined with paper cases, making some chocolate and some vanilla. Bake for 8 minutes. Cool.

  • Step 3

    Dip the vanilla cakes in dark chocolate and the chocolate ones in white chocolate. Decorate with buttons or sprinkles.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 160
  • Fat 9.1g
  • Saturates 5.3g
  • Carbs 18.6g
  • Fibre 0.4g
  • Protein 2.1g
  • Salt 0.15g