Monday, 13 February 2012

Light and Fluffy Chocolate Cupcakes

This is a classic Victoria Sponge Cake recipe (from my Nanny Joan's handwritten recipe card!) but with some added cocoa to make the lightest chocolate cakes you could ever hope for!

You will need -

6oz Flora
5oz golden caster sugar
3 free range eggs
5oz self raising flour
1oz cocoa
1.5tsp baking powder

Cream the flora and the sugar together in a bowl.

Add the rest of the ingredients and mix until lovely and smooth.

Spoon into 12 muffin cases and bake for 25mins a 180C.

In a vain attempt to make this a bit healthier I omitted a fancy topping with a more modest light dusting of icing sugar!


  1. Thank you, thank you, thank you! So soft and featherlight. I'm making a layer cake using this recipe and nutella buttercream. The other pan is in the oven now. :)

  2. These look great! I would like to make them into a 8 inch cake, will I need to double them?

    Also, is it possible to replace Flora margarine with butter and the golden caster sugar with caster sugar?