Vanilla Fudge Cupcakes

Light and moist vanilla cupcakes with a creamy vanilla and fudge buttercream icing.

Vanilla Fudge Cupcakes

Everyone loves a light and fluffy cupcake with a smooth and creamy butter icing don't they? These yummy Fudge Cupcakes make the perfect after school treat or bake sale offering and are super simple to make.

Vanilla Fudge Cupcakes

Top Tips For Making The Cupcakes

  • The recipe can be easily doubled to feed a crowd.
  • The un-iced cupcakes can frozen for up to 3 months in an airtight container.
  • If you don't have any fudge use mini smarties or chocolate chips instead.
  • Use salted butter in the icing  - I find it gives it a much better taste.

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  2. Vanilla Raspberry Cupcakes from Jam and Clotted Cream
  3. Carrot Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting from Jo's Kitchen
  4. Mini Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting from A Mummy Too

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Vanilla Fudge Cupcakes


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Vanilla Fudge Cupcakes

Light and moist vanilla cupcakes with a creamy vanilla and fudge buttercream icing.
prep time: 15 minscook time: 15 minstotal time: 30 mins


  • 110g Butter, softened
  • 110g Caster Sugar
  • Eggs
  • 1 TSP Vanilla Extract
  • 110g Self Raising Flour
  • For the buttercream:
  • 170g Salted Butter, softened
  • 500g Icing Sugar, sifted
  • 50ml Milk
  • 1 TSP Vanilla Extract
  • 6 pieces Salted Caramel Fudge, chopped


Step 1: Preheat the oven to 180°c/160°fan and line a 12 hole muffin tin with paper cases.

Step 2: In a large bowl cream together the butter and sugar, beat in the eggs and vanilla extract and fold in the flour until all combined.

Step 3: Spoon the mixture into the paper cases and bake for 10-15 minutes until golden.

Step 4: Whilst the cupcakes are cooling put the softened butter in a stand mixer (you can do this by hand too) and beat until creamy. Add the icing sugar, milk and vanilla extract and beat for a further few minutes until all combined.

Step 5: Once the cupcakes are cool pipe the icing onto the cakes and sprinkle on the fudge pieces.

Banana & Choc Chip Muffins

These easy Banana & Choc Chip Muffins are perfect for picnics and a great way to use up over ripe banana's!

Banana Choc Chip Muffins

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1 comment:

  1. These are absolutely stunning Beth. I seriously need to up my photography game I know, but I'd be over the moon if I'd taken anything as good as these. They sound rather yummy too ;)


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