Colourful Chocolate Cupcakes




Introduction: Colourful Chocolate Cupcakes

I prepared these beautiful and yummy cupcakes for myself as I was craving for something sweet and chocolaty. I decorated the top with colorful and simple toppings and could not believe how beautiful these turned out :)

Step 1: Ingredients and Procedure for Preparing Chocolate Cupcakes


  • Unflavored Oil - 1/4 cup
  • Sugar - 1/2 cup
  • All purpose flour - 6 tbsp
  • Baking soda - 1/4 tsp
  • Vanilla essence - 1 tsp
  • Instant coffee powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Egg - 1
  • Salt - pinch
  • Semisweet chocolate chips - 4 tbsp
  • Water - 1/4 cup


  • Preheat oven to 350F (175 C) degrees.
  • Line a 6-well muffin tin with cupcake papers.
  • In a large heat safe bowl, add the chocolate , then pour the water over the top to combine and microwave for 1 minute and then stir well.
  • Add the coffee powder, sugar and oil, whisk to combine. Add the egg and vanilla and whisk until smooth.
  • Add the flour, salt and baking soda and mix just until combined.
  • Fill the cupcake wells ¾ of the way full. Bake 17-20 mins or until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow cupcakes to cool completely before frosting.
  • Once cooled cut out the top of the cupcake and make a little well so when we fill the top with ganache and have a flat base for placing the decorations.

Step 2: Ingredients and Procedure for Preparing Chocolate Ganache


  • Semisweet chocolate chips - 1 cup
  • Whipping cream - 1/3 cup


  • In a small heat safe bowl, add the chocolate , then pour the cream over the top to combine and microwave for 2 minutes, one minute at a time and then stir well after each minute.

  • Cover with plastic wrap and store in fridge for 12-15 hrs to achieve thick consistency and keep 30 mins in room temperature before use

Step 3: Decorating the Yummy Cupcakes

Materials required for decorating:

  • Orange Candy Corn
  • Mini M&M's
  • Red and green sour straps(Licorice)
  • Green chocolate melts
  • Chocolate ganache
  • Chocolate cupcakes


  • Orange Candy Corn cupcake : Place one orange M&M in center and surround with candy corn
  • Mini M&M cupcake : Place a candy corn in center and place 4 different colored M&M's of 3 each
  • Sour straps cupcake : Take 7 red sour straps and cut in shape of petal and 3 green sour straps in shape of very small petal to depict leaf. Place a yellow M&M in center and surround with red petals overlapping a little and place the green petals in 3 open spaces
  • Chocolate melt cupcake : Place a red M&M in center and surround with green chocolate melts

Done :)

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    8 Discussions


    5 years ago

    I see you like MyCupCakeAddiction on YouTube, since they look almost exactly the same. :)

    Sonia Thomas
    Sonia Thomas

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    Oh I am so thrilled that you feel my cupcakes look almost exactly like the ones by MyCupCakeAddiction...I am a big fan of her videos...She uses very simple and day to day materials/ingredients to make beautiful and surprising cupcakes :)

    Extremely cute and colorful. I will definitely try this for my daughter's birthday. Voted for you.


    5 years ago

    So lookin yummy