Too easy chocolate cupcakes with buttercream icing in the thermomix

My girls LOVE baking, but I have to admit that sometimes I just can’t deal with the mess!!  I find sprinkles for days afterwards in the weirdest of places – they seem to just get EVERYWHERE!!!

Also when I say they love baking, really all they want to do is the decorating.  Miss H loses interest in the mixing part pretty quickly and often states “Mum, just call me when it’s time for the fun bit!”.

This chocolate cupcake recipe is a total WINNER for kids and is guaranteed to get you a whole bunch of smiles and happy kids for at least 45 mins (which is a LOT of peace and quiet believe me!). They take just a couple of minutes to mix up and only 15 minutes to bake.  Too easy!

I often whip them up just before school pick up, so when they come home from school they’re all ready for the ‘fun bit’ – and it sorts out afternoon tea too.  

Too easy chocolate cake in the thermomix

Too easy chocolate cake in the thermomix

Too easy chocolate cake in the thermomix

Too easy chocolate cake in the thermomix

Too easy chocolate cake in the thermomix

Too easy chocolate cake in the thermomix

Here is the recipe.  I hope it gives you a good 45 minutes peace and quiet and a few smile too.

Too easy chocolate cupcakes with buttercream icing in the thermomix
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The easiest and yummiest cupcake recipe ever. Perfect for little bakers who just want to get straight to the fun bit and decorate.
Recipe type: Thermomix
Serves: 12

  • Cupcakes
  • 110g butter
  • 75g raw sugar
  • 120g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 80g cocoa powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 110g milk
  • Buttercream icing
  • 150g butter
  • 300g raw sugar
  • 80g cocoa powder
  • 2.5 tbs milk
  • smarties or sprinkles for decorating

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees
  2. Line a cupcake tray with paper cups (or silicone if you have them)
  3. Grind the raw sugar for 5 seconds on speed 10. Scrape down the sides and repeat for a further 3 seconds to give you caster sugar.
  4. Add everything else and mix on speed 4 for 30 seconds and then turn it up to speed 6 for 1.5 minutes.
  5. Spoon into the cupcake cups until they are about ¾ full.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes.
  7. Allow to cool before icing.
  8. Buttercream icing
  9. Grind the sugar for 30 seconds. Scrape down the sides and repeat until you have icing sugar.
  10. Add the milk, butter and cocoa powder and mix on speed 8 for 30 seconds until it is all combined and smooth.
  11. Spread on each cupcake and have fun decorating them.
  12. Enjoy x


Do you have any little bakers in your house?

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14 Comments on Too easy chocolate cupcakes with buttercream icing in the thermomix

  1. Emily @ Have A Laugh On Me
    August 5, 2014 at 8:54 pm (2 months ago)

    What a great mumma you are – the mess gets me which is why we rarely bake… but yes the kiddies do ADORE it! In 3 weeks time…. YAY x

      August 6, 2014 at 12:35 pm (2 months ago)

      I’m not a a fan of mess at all, but every now and again I just have to suck it up!! Can’t wait to see you….. EEEK, so excited :))

  2. Zanni
    August 5, 2014 at 9:19 pm (2 months ago)

    How yummy! I wish I had a thermi.

      August 6, 2014 at 12:35 pm (2 months ago)

      Best thing I ever bought Zanni, I love mine xx

  3. Renee
    August 6, 2014 at 1:09 pm (2 months ago)

    Yes, we sure do have little bakers in our house! Every Thursday we like to make something :) You’re a wonderful photographer, Robyn. I suppose it helps that your kids are ridiculously gorgeous x

      August 6, 2014 at 2:16 pm (2 months ago)

      Thanks Renee. I have developed a real passion for taking photos, so that is such a lovely compliment xx

  4. Lauren @ Create Bake Make
    August 6, 2014 at 2:06 pm (2 months ago)

    Gorgeous photos! We love baking together too. Yep, it’s messy but so worth it!

      August 8, 2014 at 7:59 pm (2 months ago)

      I totally agree! I always tell myself to do it more often when I see how much they love it. x

  5. Ange
    August 6, 2014 at 9:44 pm (2 months ago)

    Went to make these tonight and realised the recipe may need milk! SO I added about 110 grams of milk :) Nice and easy!

      August 8, 2014 at 7:56 pm (2 months ago)

      You’re a rockstar Ange – I totally forgot to add the milk to the recipe. Thanks for pointing it out – I will amend the recipe now xx

  6. EssentiallyJess
    August 7, 2014 at 10:12 pm (2 months ago)

    The mess drives me nuts too! I don’t let them do much decorating for that fact. But then I don’t do lots of baking either. :)

      August 8, 2014 at 8:00 pm (2 months ago)

      I guess you kinda have to be in the mood – or the moment don’t you! and of course a love for baking does help, lol xxx

  7. Amanda @ Cooker and a Looker
    August 10, 2014 at 8:33 am (2 months ago)

    Oh the mess! I usually send them outside to lick the beaters and quickly ice them myself.
    I love the idea of baking them before the school run do they’re ready when they get home. Thanks for linking with I’m Pinning Around. xx

  8. Lucy @ Bake Play Smile
    September 12, 2014 at 2:11 pm (3 weeks ago)

    How gorgeous are your girls! I love how the thermie makes everything so easy. I must make a batch of your cupcakes! xx


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