{Mini Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Sourcream Frosting}

Our little Jack turns five tomorrow, he is such a cool dude, he is kind and polite (most of the time) and worries about things like flys flying too far away from their families and getting lost, bless, he loves chocolate and he loves to dance but the thing he loves most in the world is being outdoors camping and swimming, so tomorrow morning after he's opened his presents we are jamming as much camping gear as is humanly possible into our little vw golf and driving to the beach to camp for a week.  

This recipe made over 60 mini cupcakes so would make 30 full sized ones, if you don't have that many mouths to feed it would be easy to halve it, the little cakes themselves are really moist and sticky, I made them yesterday to save time and they tasted even better today.  They were a massive hit with Jacks kinder class including the teachers who all asked for the recipe, give them a try next time you need a knock out chocolate cupcake.

...chocolate cupcakes 
2 cups caster sugar 
1¾ cups plain flour 
¾ cup cocoa powder 
1½ tsp baking powder 
1½ tsp baking soda 
1 tsp salt 
2 large eggs 
1 cup whole milk 
½ cup vegetable oil 
2 tsp vanilla extract 
1 cup boiling water

Preheat oven to 180.  Sift together the sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl.

In another mixing bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, vegetable oil and vanilla extract til combined. Add to the dry ingredients to the wet and mix with wooden spoon until combined then lastly add the boiling water and stir again (note the batter is really thin). 

Pour batter into prepared tins, filling each liner about 2/3 of the way full.  For mini size bake approximately 12 minutes (full size around 22 minutes), until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Cool in tin for about five minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

...chocolate sourcream frosting
300g butter, room temperature
240g icing sugar
6 tbsp sour cream
120g cocoa
6 tbsp of golden syrup

I know those quantities look enormous but this is for sixty mini cupcakes so again if you are halving the number of cupcakes do so with the frosting ingredients.

Just whack all of them into your mixer and whizz till fluffy.


  1. Happy birthday Jack!
    Those cupcakes look awesome with the upright dinosaurs on them, and I love the sound of the icing (but I love golden syrup in and on anything.)
    Have fun camping :)

  2. My goodness, you were busy decorating so many cupcakes, I'm not surprised they were a hit

  3. PS - my word verification word was longer than my comment just then!! x

  4. so cute! sour cream frosting sounds like an absolute dream...

  5. Camping? With children? Are you nuts?! You're obviously a better mum than me, though we are sort of camping indoors at the mo. I need something to take to work next week, reckon these will be just the ticket, thanks!


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