Chocolate Cupcakes with Amarula Icing

Makes: 24 Cupcakes


Chocolate cupcakes

  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ cup cocoa powder (unsweetened)
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 egg
  • ¾ cup milk

Amarula Icing/Frosting

  • ½ stick of butter
  • 2 cups confectioners sugar/icing sugar
  • 35ml of Amarula Cream/Baileys
  • ½ tsp vanilla essence
  •  ½ tbsp milk



  1. Preheat the oven to 190° C (350° F)
  2. Line a muffin tray with paper liners or grease the tray and set aside
  3. Mix flour, cocoa, baking powder, soda and salt
  4. In a separate bowl, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy
  5. Add the vanilla and egg
  6. Add the milk and flour mixture alternatively while still mixing.
  7. Alternate mixing the flour and milk into the butter mixture. Mix well.
  8. Spoon the batter into the paper liners/tray. Make each liner ¾ full
  9. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean
  10. Cool on a wire rack and ice the cupcakes once cool
  1. Beat all the ingredients together until smooth and spread over the cupcakes once cooled.

Have fun decorating the cupcakes with sprinkles or edible cake toppers/decorations. I used edible baby daisy decorations that I bought from a baking store in my local mall.


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