Recipe inspiration for Death by Chocolate

Chocolate Brownie RecipesOur recipe for Chocolate Brownie Cupcakes really is death by chocolate – but there’s no actual chocolate required!  Using cocoa instead means that you can whip these up in a flash, without having to stock up on chocolate (and then eat it, and stock up again).


  • 100g cocoa
  • 250g butter
  • 500g golden caster sugar
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 100g self-raising flour


  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Place 12 large cupcake cases into a muffin baking tray.
  2. Put the cocoa, butter and sugar in your largest saucepan and gently melt, stirring so the mixture doesn’t catch.
  3. When the cocoa mixture is melted and combined, let it cool then stir in the eggs, little by little, followed by the flour.
  4. Spoon into the cupcake cases and bake for 35 mins on a middle shelf – check after 25 mins.  When the cupcakes feel firm but not burnt, take the cupcakes out of the oven.  Let the cupcakes cool for 5 mins before removing from the tray

Recipe inspiration from BBC Good Food

These cupcakes would be perfect for our October competition, perhaps with a rich chocolate ganache centre or white chocolate piping.  Death by chocolate doesn’t seem so bad after all!


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