• Ingredients:
  • 100g (4oz) margarine
  • 100g (4oz) caster sugar
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 100g (4oz) self raising flour
  • 1 flat tablespoon cocoa
  • Topping:
  • One x 75g - 100g milk chocolate bar
  • Decorations of your choice

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Chocolate Buns Recipe

This is a really easy chocolate sponge cake recipe, used here for making chocolate buns / cupcakes. This recipe and can be used to make either an 8″ chocolate cake or to make 12 chocolate buns as directed below.

  • Preheat the oven to 180 C / 350F / Gs Mark 4
  • Line a 12 hole muffin try with bun cases
  • Place the butter, sugar and eggs in a bowl, then sift in the flour and cocoa powder.
  • Beat by hand or with an electric mixer until smooth.
  • Spoon the mixture into the paper cases and bake for 15-20 minutes until firm in the centre.
  • Remove to a wire rack to cool.

For a smooth chocolate topping (see photo):

  • Break the chocolate bar into pieces, place in a microwavable dish and melt in the microwave (cook on full power in an 800 watt microwave for 1 minute).
  • Spread the melted chocolate over the buns.
  • Add crumbled cadburys flake or cake decorating (chocolate) sprinkles whilst the chocolate is still warm
  • Keep for 3-4 days in an airtight container.
  • Always store in a cool place.

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