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Fudgy Cupcake
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Fudge Cupcakes

Easy to make fudge cupcakes
Servings: 9 cupcakes
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins


For the fudge sauce

For the cakes

  • 100 g butter
  • 100 g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 100 g plain flour - or self raising but omit the baking powder
  • 1 scant tsp baking powder
  • Pinch salt
  • Splash milk

For the frosting

  • 75 g / 2.5oz vegetable shortening
  • 300 g / 10.5oz icing sugar
  • 2 large tablespoons of fudge sauce


For the Fudge Sauce

  • Add all ingredients to a sauce pan over medium heat and stir until butter melts, sugar dissolves, and mixture thickens slightly. Let cool. 

For the cakes

  • Add the butter or marge to a bowl, add the sugar and beat well on high speed until light and fluffy. This can take several minutes.
  • Reduce the speed and add the eggs, and a spoon of the flour (this prevents the mixture curdling), once mixed gently fold in the flour, baking powder and salt. Add some milk to thin the mixture if needed.
  • Spoon the mixture into cases in a cupcake pan, so each is about half full. Add half a teaspoon of fudge sauce to each one, and poke the sauce so it slightly sinks into the batter. Cover the fudge sauce with the remainder of the batter.
  • Pop into pre heated oven (GM5/190C/375F) and bake for about 14 minutes – check after 12 – until done. When cooked they will be risen, springy to touch and if you poke a cocktail stick into them it will come out dry and clean.

For the frosting

  • Beat the shortening until soft and fluffy, add in the icing sugar and fudge sauce, beat until doubled in volume and light and airy. Add a dab of brown food colouring if needed to give some colour.
  • With a flourish pipe a swirl onto each cupcake, and sprinkle to your heart’s content.
• Please note that the nutrition information provided below is approximate and meant as a guideline only.
• Unless stated otherwise cup conversions have been made with an online tool. For accuracy please check with your favoured conversion tool. We recommend buying inexpensive digital kitchen scales.
Serving: 9cupcakes | Calories: 542kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 99mg | Sodium: 100mg | Potassium: 44mg | Sugar: 54g | Vitamin A: 770IU | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 0.7mg