Chocolate & fudge butterfly cupcakes


The other day I was looking through my Instagram and noticed that I haven’t actually baked in such a long time, when I say such a long time I MEAN APRIL! APRIL! Therefore, I needed to whack the scales out and get some baking done. After I baked these delicious cupcakes, it reminded me of how much I actually love baking and I need to make more time for it.



Ingredients that you will need for chocolate sponge (12)

4 tbsp (boiling ) water

40g cocoa powder

3 eggs

180g (unsalted)

165g Unrefined golden sugar

115g self raising flour

1 tsp baking powder

A packet of fudge pieces

Ingredients that you will need for decoration

Royal icing

Butterfly wafers

Icing sugar

Pink icing gel

Biscuit Cutter

Equipment that you will need


Mixing Bowl


cupcake cakes & cupcake tins


Piping bag

Cooling wrack


Step one: line a cake tin with the cases. Preheat the oven to 200oc / 400oF / Gas mark 6

Step two: sift the cocoa powder into a bowl and then pour in the boiling water and mix together with a spoon to create a thick spreadable paste. After you get to this stage, add in the remaining ingredients and mix together with the spatula. Add in the fudge pieces, this part is entirely up to you.
Step three: put a tiny bit of the mixture inside the cupcake case, then add a couple of fudge pieces, then place some more mixture on top of the fudge pieces. This is so you will have the fudge pieces inside the middle of the cupcakes. Keep doing this for every cupcake. Then put them in the oven for 15-17 minutes.  They need to be well risen and springy when you touch them.

Step three: while the cupcakes are in the oven you can start on the icing. Roll out the royal icing and using a biscuit cutter ( of any shape that you want the icing to be on top ) Then cut out the icing depending on how many cupcakes there are.
Step four: sift some icing sugar in a small bowl and add in water as you go, you need it to be the perfect consistency that you can drip it onto the cake. You don’t want it to be too thick or too watery. Then add in the pink gel and mix together.
Step five: bring out the cupcakes and place them on a wire rack and wait for them to cool down. On one side of the royal icing that has been cut out, put a tiny bit of icing sugar on it and sit it down on the top of the cupcake. This is going to stop the royal icing from falling off of the cupcakes and will give it something to stick to. Keep doing this to all of them. Then using the pink icing create strokes across the top of the cupcake and the icing and then place a butterfly wafer on top. You are finished 🙂



What is your favourite thing to bake? I would love to know 🙂

Sophia xo


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  1. September 22, 2018 / 6:42 pm

    You have present them so beautifully. My daughter is looking at them and she’s calling her dad to show the picture. Well I guess, we have to try that now. I was just looking at your picture under my blog friends and was thinking about you. Girlfriend, stay connected. You should have posted that in our group. Our group is growing with active members girl.

    • September 22, 2018 / 7:56 pm

      Thank you. Aw that is so lovely! Thank you, I will definitely! I will now!

  2. September 22, 2018 / 8:14 pm

    These look SO yummy! I used to bake every week at my Nan’s when I was younger but I haven’t baked in years, this has made me want to make something myself now, it’d probably be red velvet cake though as that’s my absolute favourite!
    Jess //

    • September 23, 2018 / 6:05 pm

      Thank you so much. Aw, thats cute. Yeah bake something! I love red velvet, although I never understand the whole idea of a red velvet cake. It is literally just a normal cake with red food colouring in the cake right? xx

  3. September 22, 2018 / 8:17 pm

    Yum, these look stunning and delicious! I am a huge fan of baking and will bake in recipe I find ahah so definitely will be giving this dessert a try!

  4. September 22, 2018 / 8:32 pm

    If only I’d seen this earlier! Me and my daughter have been baking buns today and this recipe would have been yummy!

  5. September 22, 2018 / 9:21 pm

    These look DELICIOUS!! And so beautifully (and artfully) presented with the butterflies on top, too! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe – I’m definitely going to try and make them one day really soon!

    • September 23, 2018 / 6:04 pm

      Thank you so much. Yes, make them! I would love to see your pictures! x

  6. September 22, 2018 / 9:22 pm

    These are so cute!! I love that they are different from the ‘regular cupcake’. Those fudge chunks look so good – just eat them out of the bag good haha!!
    This has made me want to go out and have a browse at the baking decorations – more often than not I just bake standard things!
    Hayley | hayleyxmartin

    • September 23, 2018 / 6:03 pm

      Thank you so much. I literally was eating them straight out the bag, there was so many inside the bag though luckily or I would have had none for the cupcakes. Yes do it! I think if you bake anything it is amazing though x

  7. September 22, 2018 / 10:54 pm

    They look so good! I was going to say pretty then thought it was weird to call cake pretty? I’ve never seen those little butterflies before but they look amazing. You’ve decorated them so nicely. Your photos are gorgeous too x

    • September 23, 2018 / 6:02 pm

      Thank you and no I don’t think it is, is it? lol it didn’t sound weird. I got sent these, but I think you can get them from Tesco. Thank you so much! x

  8. September 23, 2018 / 12:16 am

    These are just soooo darn cute!

  9. September 23, 2018 / 2:29 am

    These look delicious! And they’re so pretty! I love the butterflies.

  10. September 23, 2018 / 11:25 am

    Oh my god I want to eat them all right now! They look so good 💗

    • September 23, 2018 / 6:01 pm

      Haha, thank you. They were sooo good too <3

  11. foreverseptember1
    September 23, 2018 / 6:02 pm

    These look absolutely delicious and so pretty too!
    Lucy | Forever September

  12. September 23, 2018 / 7:24 pm

    Those baked up really nicely! I like the little bit of flair with the pink drizzled icing. My daughter’s birthday is coming up and I will keep this in mind for a party treat! Thanks for the inspiration 🙂

    • September 23, 2018 / 7:42 pm

      Thank you! yeah I wanted to add a little bit of icing on the top to make it look pretty! wow these would be perfect for that occasion! anytime! thanks for reading x

  13. September 24, 2018 / 12:02 am

    You make me want to bake!

    • September 25, 2018 / 11:14 am

      Thank you! right? but they did taste amazing xx

  14. September 24, 2018 / 6:30 pm

    Ah these look so yummy – I absolutely love baking!! GBBO always gets me in the mood for it xx

    • September 25, 2018 / 11:14 am

      Thank you! I do too. Yes 100% it also makes me hungry every single time I watch it! x

  15. September 28, 2018 / 4:37 pm

    Wow those look beautiful! 😀

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