Mary Berry Inspired Chocolate Cupcake Delight

Step into a world of indulgent baking, where the guidance of the legendary Mary Berry shines bright. Today, we’re excited to unveil our Mary Berry Inspired Chocolate Cupcake Delight. This recipe is a celebration of pure chocolate bliss, with the added joy of children crafting edible masterpieces using chocolate strands and decorations. In just 35 minutes, you’ll have a delightful batch of 12 chocolate cupcakes that are nothing short of magical.

Recipe Information:

  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Serves: 12

Dietary: Vegetarian

About the Bake:

Dive into the world of baking inspired by Mary Berry herself. These chocolate cupcakes are a testament to her baking prowess. A canvas of chocolate delight awaits young decorators, inviting them to explore their creativity with chocolate strands and decorations. In just a short span of time, you’ll create a dozen irresistible chocolate cupcakes, each a miniature masterpiece.


Step 1: Prepare and Mix:

  1. Begin with preparation. Line a muffin tin with charming paper cases. In a bowl, sift the cocoa powder and pour in the boiling water, stirring it into a luxurious paste. Introduce the remaining cake ingredients and mix them using the charm of an electric hand whisk or the warmth of a wooden spoon.

Step 2: Bake to Perfection:

  1. Let the enchantment of baking unfold. Distribute the delectable mixture evenly among the 12 paper cases. Slide them into a preheated oven at 200°C (400°F, Gas mark 6). In approximately 12-15 minutes, they will rise to a state of perfection, a testament to your baking magic. Once baked, let them cool gracefully in their cases on a wire rack.

Step 3: Craft the Finale:

  1. The grand finale awaits. Create the chocolate icing by melting the butter and allowing it to flow into a bowl. Add the sifted cocoa powder and gradually incorporate the icing sugar, stirring until you achieve a glossy, spreadable mixture. If the icing seems a tad thick, introduce a touch of milk until it reaches the desired velvety consistency. With a sense of artistry, pipe this luscious icing onto the cupcakes. Sprinkle them with chocolate decorations, giving them a touch of elegance, and allow the final masterpiece to set before serving.


Embrace the Mary Berry Inspired Chocolate Cupcake Delight, a journey into a realm of chocolate enchantment guided by the queen of baking herself. These cupcakes are more than a treat; they’re a canvas for creativity and a celebration of the allure of chocolate. From mixing the batter with joy to the final flourish of decorations, this adventure encapsulates the essence of baking and the enchantment that Mary Berry so gracefully instills.

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