Do You Fancy A Cupcake This Afternoon? Try These Lovely Chocolate Cupcakes To Feel Like Celebrating Again

St. Valentine’s Day is over, yet you still love the people in your life – your other half, your children, parents and siblings, your friends.

Why not give them an easy to make cupcakes that would make this afternoon at the beginning of a new working week really enjoyable.

Below see my interpretation of the lovely cupcakes that I made today to meet my children when they come home from school, source: Make, Bake and Decorate Cupcakes by Nancy Lambert book.

These cupcakes are not only very easy to make, but they are quick to prepare and quick to bake. Then just enjoy them with a cup of tea or coffee.

Chocolate Cupcakesimage

Ingredients (makes 12 cupcakes):

  • 100gr self-raising flour

  • 2-3tbsp cocoa powder

  • 125gr butter, softened

  • 100gr brown sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 3tbsp milk

  • chocolate chips (optional)

For the topping:

  • icing sugar

  • cocoa powder

  • whipped cream


  1. In a bowl sift the flour and cocoa powder, add the butter and rub it between your fingers to form crumbs

  2. Add the sugar, eggs and chocolate chips (if using) and mix. Then add the milk to make the mixture smooth.

  3. Oil the cupcake cases and put a tablespoon of the mixture in each of them.

  4. Pre-heat oven to 180°-200°C and bake for 15 minutes.

  5. When the cupcakes are completely cool decorate – use the icing sugar, cocoa powder and cream

You can use different stencils to make pictures on top of the cupcakes when decorating.

If you want to make the cupcakes even more special, take a look at these heart-shaped utensils you can use to make them even more appetizing.


  1. A Habil

    Hi, thanks again for more great recipe.

    I dont have talent for baking but my sister does.
    She used to bake me red velvet cupcake and it is my favorite so far.

    Do you have any other suggestions for toppings? These days people like to use more complex flavors as the toppings, but I prefer traditional,

    Thank You

    1. Ellie

      Oh I love red velvet cupcakes as well, yum

      I would suggest always top the cupcakes with what you feel like eating – whipped cream, creme cheese frosting, buttercream frosting, chocolate frosting, fruits, coconut or chocolate swirls, etc.

      What topping do you like on your red velvet cupcakes?


  2. Tom

    Hello, this is a great article and the food sounds lovely. As a person who does not mind cooking this recipe has definitely been add to the list of deserts I can make.
    I love how easy the instructions and the list of ingredients are.
    Have you made these yet?
    Whats your favorite decoration on top of the cupcake?

    1. Ellie

      Hello. The pictures I post are all from my own home-cooking.

      I also love easy to prepare dishes as I don’t like when I spend too much time in the kitchen.

      I love cupcakes decorated with cream as this makes the pastry of the cupcake more moist and easier to chew haha. But I think you can decorate them in any way you like and enjoy eating.

      Have a lovel day

  3. Diana Worley

    Hi Ellie,

    This sounds like a lovely recipe. I love chocolate!! Thank you for sharing it! You have such interesting recipes and they are easy, which is great!

    I see that the book that contains the cupcake recipe is available through Amazon.comUK.

    Do you know if it is available in the US?


    1. Ellie

      Hi, Diana.

      I think that the book is also available in the US, as when I write its name in, it gives me results. Click here to see.

      About the recipes – thank you, I try to present easy to make, but delicious and divers recipes. Hope you find something you might want to try sometimes.

      All the best


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