Chocolate and ginger cupcakes

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These chocolate and ginger cupcakes are so simple, but so tasty


Originally I was just going to bake some plain old chocolate cupcakes as i’m sat home bored on a cold saturday afternoon, but found a bar of green and blacks dark ginger chocolate in the fridge so thought why not add that in and make them more exciting.

All you’ll need:

115g self-raising flour

115g golden caster sugar

115g unsalted butter

2 medium eggs

2tbsp cocoa powder (I used green and blacks)

100g Green and blacks dark chocolate with ginger, cut up into small peices

1tbsp ground ginger

2tbsp milk


Step1) Preheat the oven to 180c/fan 160c/ Gas 4. In a bowl cream together the caster sugar and butter until smooth and creamy, then add in the eggs and flour and stir together well to combine the ingredients.

Step2) Next add in the cocoa powder, milk and ginger to the mixture,  before finally adding in the chopped up chocolate which will create gooey chocolate chunks throughout the cupcakes. Put into the centre of the oven for 15-20 minutes, until risen and springy.

Step3) Remove from the oven and set on a cooling rack to cool, then decorate how you wish. I used Vanilla buttercream (betty crocker, it’s becoming obvious it’s one of my favourites) then sprinkled some ground ginger on top to finish.


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