Chocolate Chip Cupcakes Recipe

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Here is the recipe for the chocolate chip cupcakes I made today.  They are really easy to make and you can get the icing to look really good if you use a piping bag.  The recipe makes 12 cupcakes.

Cake ingredients

100g margarine

100g caster sugar

2 eggs

100g self raising flour

75g chocolate chips

a few drops of vanilla extract

Buttercream ingredients

100g butter

200g icing sugar

a few drops of vanilla extract

bright blue food colouring

green food colouring


1. Preheat the oven to 180°C / 350°F / Gas Mark 4 and put 12 cupcake cases in a cupcake tray.

2. Cream the butter and sugar together in a mixing bowl.

3. Whisk the eggs together in a mug using a fork and then add gradually to the mixing bowl.  Beat each time you add more egg.

4. Mix in the vanilla extract.

5. Sift the flour if needed and then fold gently into the mixture along with the chocolate chips.

6. Share out the mixture evenly into the cupcake cases and then bake for 15 to 20 minutes.

7. To make the icing, cream the butter and then gradually mix in the icing sugar.  Separate the icing into two bowls and then add the blue food colouring to one bowl and the green to the other.

8.  Put the icing into an icing bag – one spoon of blue then one spoon of green etc.  This gives the icing a marbled effect (it’s not very clear in the photos but it is there really!).  Decorate the cakes however you like.  I did some swirly patterns and then topped the cakes with yellow glitter.

9. Enjoy!

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