Very similar to vanilla cupcakes, these chocolate cupcakes are super simple to make. Add some cocoa powder and you’re good to go. Just like the vanilla cupcakes, they come out light and fluffy and paired with a delicious frosting, they will not be gobbled up in no time!!

Chocolate Cupcakes with a caramel centre & Nutella Buttercream


  • 100g Self-Raising Flour
  • 25g Cocoa Powder
  • 125 White Sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon Bicarbonate of Soda
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 140g Butter (unsalted & softened at room temperature)
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1½ tablespoons Milk (at room temperature)
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract


Preheat your oven to 170°C/340°F and grease a cupcake tin with butter or non-stick spray.

In a large bowl (mixing bowl or bowl of your stand mixer), mix the butter and sugar.

Add the eggs one at a time and mix well after each egg.

Sift in the flour, bicarbonate of soda, salt and cocoa powder and mix on low speed or fold into the butter mixture.

Finally add the milk and vanilla extract and mix until all combined. You do not need to mix this for long, just until it is all mixed together.

Evenly divide the batter into your cupcake tin and bake for 22 minutes or until a skewer (toothpick) comes out clean.

Once they are done baking, transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

You can frost these yummy cupcakes with any flavored buttercream, a ganache or even fill the centres with ganache or caramel. Check out my recipes for buttercream or fillings here!


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