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Triple Chocolate Cupcakes

This indulgent chocolate cupcake recipe was made for Dr. Oetker by the Guardian.

12 cupcakes

Medium 60 Minutes



For the recipe  Triple Chocolate Cupcakes

For the Cupcakes:

100 ml Double Cream
12 Dr. Oetker Muffin Cases
125 g Unsalted butter (4 ½ oz)
150 g Dr. Oetker 72% Extra Dark Chocolate
125 g Dark Brown Sugar (4 ½ oz)
105 g Self-Raising Flour (3 ½ oz)
25 Dr. Oetker Fine Dark Cocoa Powder (x1 sachet/25g or 1 oz)
2.5 g Dr. Oetker Baking Powder (½ tsp)
50 ml Milk
2 Medium Eggs

For the Chocolate Meringue Buttercream:

3 Egg Whites
150 g Caster Sugar (5 oz)
220 g Unsalted butter (8 oz)
5 tsp Dr. Oetker Madagascan Vanilla Extract (1 tsp)
100 g Dr. Oetker 35% Milk Chocolate broken into small pieces
50 g Dr. Oetker 72% Extra Dark Chocolate broken into small pieces




Triple Chocolate Cupcakes

To make the cupcake filling, break 100g of the Chocolate into chunks and put in a heatproof bowl. Heat the cream to boiling point and pour over the Chocolate, stirring well until all the Chocolate has melted and you have a nice glossy consistency. Leave to cool in the fridge.


Preheat the oven to 170°C (150° Fan, Gas Mark 3 ½) . Line a muffin tray with 12 Cupcake Cases. Put the butter in a large saucepan and melt over a gentle heat. Once melted, remove the pan from the heat and add the remaining Chocolate. When the Chocolate has melted, add the sugar, stirring well to combine.


Add the eggs, mixing well until you have a smooth batter and then sift in the flour, Cocoa and Baking Powder. Fold through until well combined and then add the milk. Mix until incorporated.


Spoon a tablespoon of the cake batter into the bottom of each Cupcake Case and then add a teaspoon of the chocolate filling to each. Top each cupcake with another tablespoon of batter, making sure to fully encase the chocolate filling. Bake in the oven for around 15-17 minutes, until set. Leave in the tin to cool slightly and then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.


For the buttercream, melt the Milk and Extra Dark Chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water. Set aside to cool.


Put the egg whites and sugar in a heatproof bowl. Place over a pan of simmering water and whisk until the sugar has dissolved (around 10 minutes). Remove from the heat and continue to whisk until the meringue is glossy and cold. Add the butter in batches until it has all been incorporated and the buttercream is smooth. Fold in the Vanilla Extract and melted Chocolate. Put in a piping bag with a closed star nozzle and pipe a swirl of buttercream on each of the cupcakes. Serve and enjoy!

1 cupcake = 111g

Nutritional Information for the recipe Triple Chocolate Cupcakes

Per Serving Per 100 g / ml
Energy 3010 kJ
719 kcal
1750 kJ
418 kcal
Fat 49.72 g 28.91 g
Carbohydrate 45.27 g 26.32 g
Protein 16.00 g 9.30 g