Chocolate Cupcakes with Lemon Frosting

This recipe is a little delayed as we have been having extreme computer issues in our household! However, I am back online and will be sharing my recipes from the past couple of weeks! Starting with my recipe for Chocolate Cupcakes with Lemon Frosting. This recipe was made for a Saturday night dinner party where we were again sadly saying goodbye to another friend leaving Berlin. I have been meaning to bake more cupcakes as hopefully one day when I have a bakery they will be my best sellers. So here is my first attempt;


  • 100g of Plain Flour
  • 20g of Cocoa
  • 140g of Sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp of Baking Powder
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 165g of Butter
  • 120ml of Milk
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 tsp of Vanilla Extract
  • 100g of Icing Sugar
  • 2tsp of Finely Grated Lemon Rind
  • 1tsp of Fresh Lemon Juice
Chocolate Cupcakes with Lemon Frosting


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C
  2. Prepare your bun tin with your paper cake cases for later
  3. Sift the flour, cocoa, sugar, baking powder and salt together then add 40g of the butter and mix until crumbly
  4. In a jug thoroughly whisk the milk, egg and vanilla extract together
  5. Pour the wet ingredients gradually into the dry ingredients whilst continually mixing until smooth
  6. Pour the mixture evenly into the cake cases
  7. Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes
  8. Once cooked allow to cool thoroughly
  9. Once cool cream the rest of the butter and icing sugar together then add the lemon rind and juice and mix
  10. Then use to decorate the top of the cupcakes, either by hand with a palette knife or use an icing bag

I thought that my first cupcake making session was successful although I was not a fan of the Lemon Frosting with the Chocolate Cupcakes it did not stop the entire batch being eaten after dinner! So the next steps for me are to experiment with cupcake and frosting flavours and to by an icing bag! Frosting by hand is a fun but messy task!


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