Chocolate muffins with chocolate buttercream and fudge pieces (recipe)

Chocolate muffins with chocolate buttercream and fudge pieces

The pieces are all soft and fudgey inside – JD, 5

Here’s a yummy and easy recipe for chocolate muffins, topped with a rich cocoa buttercream frosting and finished with a sprinkling of fudge pieces. It’s great fun to make with the kids.

Here’s what to do.


For the sponge:

  • 175g slightly salted butter
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 200g self raising flour
  • 3 medium free range eggs
  • 125ml whole milk
  • 40g cocoa powder

For the frosting:

  • 600g icing sugar
  • 200g slightly salted butter, softened
  • 4 tbsp hot water
  • 6 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 60g fudge pieces (ours were also sent to us by Sugar and Crumbs for review)

You’ll also need:

  • 12-hole muffin tray
  • 12 muffin cases
  • Piping bag
  • Large, wide star nozzle


Make the sponges

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C (160C fan assisted)
  2. Start with the sponge – beat together the butter and sugar until fluffy
  3. Beat in the eggs, then stir in the flour and cocoa powder, followed by the milk
  4. Line a 12-hole muffin tray with muffin cases, then divide the batter evenly between them
  5. Bake for 30 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely

Make the frosting

  1. Put all of the frosting ingredients except the fudge pieces into a large bowl and beat until light and smooth – it’s much, much quicker with an electric whisk
  2. Transfer into the piping bag with nozzle in place and twist

Putting it all together

  1. Pipe the frosting on top of the 12 muffins in generous, rising swirls – sharing it all evenly
  2. Push a few fudge pieces into the frosting on each muffin to finish

That’s it! Tempted?

Disclosure: we were sent some icing and other decorations free of charge for review from Sugar and Crumbs. No payment was received. All posts are 100% honest.

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