Golden syrup chocolate cupcakes

Easy: 4 steps, about 1 hour

These cupcakes have an amazing consistency all-over: the cupcake is moist and rich, and the icing is delicious, smooth and creamy. I used the swiss-meringue buttercream for the icing, and it was a hit! :-)

Ingredients for 24 portions

  • Flour: 230g
  • Cocoa powder: 60g
  • White sugar: 250g
  • Baking powder: ½ teaspoons (3g)
  • Butter: 125g
  • Rapeseed oil: 125g
  • 4x Egg (200g)
  • Milk: 3 spoons (45g)
  • Vanilla extract: ½ teaspoons (3g)
  • 4x Egg whites (140g)
  • White sugar: 300g
  • Butter: 400g
  • Golden syrup: 4 spoons (60g)

Step #1: Utensils

  • mixer
  • two 12-cupcake baking tray (or one 24-cupcake sized)
  • 24 paper forms for cupcakes
  • small pot
  • whisk
  • double boiler (metal bowl with a matching pot)
  • piping bag with a large star-shaped nozzle

Step #2: Prepare cupcake batter (5 minutes)

This step is super simple: start mixing the pre-measured ingredients (flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, butter, oil, eggs) in the mixing bowl, and when they are mixed together, add milk with vanilla extract and mix everything together for a smooth, cream-like texture.

Lay two 12-cupcake baking forms with paper forms, and fill them evenly to 2/3-3/4 of the height with the batter.

It's a good idea to bang the form before baking: lift the filled baking form about 5cm, shake a bit, then slam on the counter few times. This step will remove small bubbles of air around the bottom!

Step #3: Bake the cupcakes (22 minutes)

Preheat the oven to 170°C (338F) and bake the cupcakes for 22 minutes, then let them cool for 5 minutes in the form, and remove onto a cooling rack.

Step #4: Prepare the swiss-meringue buttercream (25 minutes)

Using the swiss-meringue buttercream recipe, prepare it with the pre-measured ingredients (egg whites, sugar, butter, golden syrup).

Transfer all of it into a piping bag, and pipe beautiful ruffles on each cupcake (from center to the side, then finish going back into center), covering the filling, and as much of the cupcake as possible.

You can now decorate cupcakes with sprinkles, syrup or leave them beautifully plain.

Nutritional value of 1 portion (81g of 1940g total)

Calories (kcal)
441.45 in 100g
15% GDA
Protein (g)
4.29 in 100g
6% GDA
Carbohydrates (g)
41.87 in 100g
12% GDA
Sugar (g)
30.47 in 100g
23% GDA
Fat (g)
30.03 in 100g
29% GDA
Saturated fat (g)
14.87 in 100g
48% GDA
Sodium (mg)
0.06 in 100g
0% GDA

The nutritional information on this site is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding proper nutrition.

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