Mary Berry’s Fairy Cakes: Chocolate Cupcake Recipe

Learn which show is my favorite and grab my tasty chocolate cupcake recipe.

Love baking shows?  The Great British Baking Show (Great British Bake Off) is a favorite baking show. Learn how to make Mary Berry’s Fairy cakes with this easy Chocolate Cupcake Recipe. Make this scratch recipe with no artificial ingredients in less time than a cake mix.

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Prep Time
10 mins

Cook Time
8 mins

Total Time
18 mins

Course: Dessert
Servings: 24
Calories: 138 kcal
Author: Bren



Cupcake Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened (4 oz)
  • 1/2 cup sugar (4 oz)
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour (4 oz)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 Tbsp dark cocoa powder (1 oz)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
Cocoa Buttercream Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened (4 oz)
  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar (6 oz)
  • 3-4 Tbsp dark cocoa powder (1 oz)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp milk



Cupcake Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Cream together eggs, sugar, and butter.
  3. Add flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt. Beat until well combined, about 3 minutes.
  4. Line mini cupcake pan with 24 paper liners. Fill each liner halfway with batter.
  5. Bake 8-10 minutes until tops are slightly cracked and spring back to touch.
  6. Cool completely before icing.

Cocoa Buttercream Directions
  1. Beat butter until creamy.
  2. Add powdered sugar, cocoa powder, vanilla, and milk. Mix on low until well combined. About 3 minutes.
  3. Spoon into icing bag and frost cupcakes.


Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
  • Calories 138 Calories from Fat 75
  • % Daily Value*
  • Total Fat 8.3g 13%
  • Cholesterol 35.9mg 12%
  • Sodium 47.2mg 2%
  • Total Carbohydrates 15.7g 5%
  • Sugars 11.6g
  • Protein 1.3g 3%


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Cake Magazine: Mary Berry’s Fairy Cakes: Chocolate Cupcake Recipe
Mary Berry’s Fairy Cakes: Chocolate Cupcake Recipe
Learn which show is my favorite and grab my tasty chocolate cupcake recipe.
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