Chocolate cupcakes with white chocolate frosting

Today I completely failed with my self-assigned task to only publish my next recipes at random recipe if it wasn’t brown or beige but these cupcakes were so nice that it seemed silly not to get this recipe for chocolate cupcakes with white chocolate buttercream frosting on my blog as soon as possible. I made these today so that I could take some round to my friend Lisa and her daughters when I went to visit.  The white chocolate buttercream frosting is slightly adapted from this chef in training recipe – his blog looks pretty good, I intend to have a good nosey around it!


Chocolate cupcakes
2 eggs, large
200g caster sugar
130g plain flour
50g cocoa powder
2 tsp baking powder
a pinch of salt
160ml of milk
1/4 tsp vanilla essence
160g butter, melted

White chocolate frosting
125g butter, room temperature
2 1/2 cups icing sugar
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
100g good-quality white chocolate, melted
1–2 tbsp milk


  1. Whisk eggs with caster sugar until light and fluffy
  2. Sift remaining dry ingredients (for cupcakes) together
  3. Add vanilla to milk
  4. Add dry ingredients and milk to eggs and beat until well combined
  5. Stir in the melted butter
  6. Divide mixture between 12 prepared cupcake cases (not the small ones, the ones the correct size are usually called muffin cases)
  7. Bake for 30 minutes at 170 degrees celsius, fan oven, until a wooden toothpick comes out clean
  8. Allow to cool
  9. Beat all the frosting ingredients together until well combined (starting with 1 tbsp of milk), beat well. Add more milk if needed to get the correct consistency
  10. Top cooled cupcakes with frosting and any desired decorations

N.B. This makes more icing than you really need for 12 cupcakes!

19 thoughts on “Chocolate cupcakes with white chocolate frosting

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  2. My 5 year old daughter and I made these on Saturday and they were a great success, we loved them and our friends loved them.
    My daughter wanted the icing pink so we made it a pretty pale pink and I iced them as you recommended in another comment, from the middle out, I’ve only just started icing with a nozzle and I’d been doing it the other way round! Doing it the correct way looked amazing and my daughter added a malteser onto the top of each one.
    We’ll definitely be making them again 😀

  3. Hello! I recommend this recipe every chance I get and it’s just made it into my book that I’m publishing! It’s in a section on ‘Inhabiting the Moment’ where I suggest cooking something you love to really immerse yourself in the present moment. In a later section about creativity I suggest writing a haiku and I actually wrote a haiku about the cupcakes…..I’m complete serious. I really love them. So, I hope it’s ok, I’ve published the haiku on pinterest with the photos and a link to your recipe and wanted to double check with you that it’s all kosha:

  4. What size cup do you measure with?! Mine are cooling so just looking at the icing and not sure how to measure icing sugar x

  5. I am just mixing the mixture right now but mine is very liquidy? Is this right? I will report back when I have finished cooking them! :)

  6. Hi,
    I’m going to try and make these tonight, I can’t wait! Your website is VERY useful. When I am older, (13’s not old enough (: ) I want to bake cupcakes and loads of different bake’s, thanks for all the great recipies… XD

  7. Making this for a school exam thing!
    Sounds boom and looks wicked, wish me luck
    The worst cook in the world:L Jokes.

  8. Please, please can we have an ‘idiots guide’ to icing cupcakes. Yours look absolutely beautiful, mine always look like a toddler iced them.

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