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Chocolate Cupcake Surprise

Scrummy, delicious and chocolatey! From Let’s Get Cooking


12 People


15 minutes


15 minutes


  • Weighing scales
  • 12-hole bun tin
  • Bun cases x 12
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Sieve
  • Measuring spoons
  • Measuring jug
  • Blender
  • Spatula
  • Oven gloves
  • Pan stand
  • Wire rack
  • Medium mixing bowl
  • Wooden spoon
  • Table knife



  • 150g self-raising flour
  • 1 x 5ml spoon baking powder
  • 1 x 15ml spoon cocoa powder
  • 50g light soft brown sugar
  • 100g cooked beetroot
  • 1 egg
  • 125ml semi-skimmed milk
  • 50ml vegetable oil


  • 50g reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 25g icing sugar

Simple steps

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/160°C fan or gas mark 4. Place the bun cases in a bun tin.
  2. Sieve the flour, baking powder and cocoa powder into a large mixing bowl.
  3. Add the sugar.
  4. Put the beetroot, egg, milk and oil into the blender and whizz until smooth.
  5. Pour the liquid into the dry ingredients and combine using a metal spoon or spatula until you can’t see the dry ingredients. Do not over mix.
  6. Spoon into the bun cases.
  7. Bake in the oven for about 15 minutes or until they have risen and are springy when pressed.
  8. Cool on a wire rack.
  9. Put the cream cheese into a medium mixing bowl and cream with a wooden spoon.
  10. Sieve the icing sugar into the bowl and mix carefully with the cream cheese. Beat well until fluffy.
  11. Spread the cream cheese topping onto the cooled buns.


Calories: 133

Protein: 2.6g

Fat: 5.9g

Saturated fat: 1.8g

Carbohydrates: 17.9g

Sugars: 7g

Salt: 51mg

Dietary fibre: 0.7g

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