175g/6oz Odlums Self Raising Flour

125/4oz Caster Sugar

150g/5oz Butter or Margarine (room temperature)

2 Large Eggs

2 Tablespoons Drinking Chocolate

4 Tablespoons Water

2 Teaspoons Red Food Colouring


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4. Line a 12 cupcake tin with paper cases.
  2. Beat butter or margarine and sugar in a bowl until light in colour.
  3. Add the flour, eggs, drinking chocolate, water and red colouring. Beat well until mixture resembles a thick batter.
  4. Divide the mixture between the muffin cases. Bake for 20 minutes until risen and ‘springs back’ when gently touched.
  5. Cool on a wire tray. When cold decorate as liked!