Use our recipe to bake these yummy chocolate cupcakes. Drizzle some melted chocolate over them – different swirls of white and brown chocolate and top with Astros or M&Ms. Or make a chocolate icing.

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Chocolate Cupcake Recipe

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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course cupcakes
Cuisine South African
Servings 24
Calories 162 kcal


  • cups flour
  • ½ cup oil
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1⅞ cup sugar
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 24 paper cupcake cups


  • Mix together the sugar and eggs. Add oil.
  • Sift together dry ingredients.
  • Use a mixer to gradually mix the dry ingredients into the oily mixture, using milk alternatively with flour.
  • Add vanilla essence.
  • Spoon into paper cupcake cups - only ⅔ full.
  • Bake for 15 minutes in a preheated oven at 170°C/350°F.
  • Cool down completely before decorating.


Calories: 162kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 2gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 87mgPotassium: 36mgFiber: 1gSugar: 16gVitamin A: 36IUCalcium: 45mgIron: 1mg
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