Recipe of the month

Emily’s chocolate muffins

Ingredients

Makes 24

  • 170g (6 oz) butter or margarine
  • 170g (6 oz) sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 170g (6 oz) self-raising flour

For Decorating:

  • 200g plain chocolate
  • sweets to decorate (eg M&M’s, jelly sweets, smarties)

Method

Preparation Time : 10min, Cook Time : 20min, Ready in 30 minutes!

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Line a muffin tin with paper cases.
  2. Cream together margarine and sugar till light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating continuously. Sift in flour and mix gently.
  3. Spoon mixture into prepared muffin tin. Bake for 20 minutes (dependant on cake size) until golden brown and skewer comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  4. To decorate: Melt chocolate either in a bowl suspended over a pan of simmering water, or in the microwave at 30 second intervals.
  5. Drizzle melted chocolate on top of cupcakes and decorate with sweets. Leave to set. Enjoy!