Fancy chocolate fairy cakes with white butter icing

  • 12

Indulgent fairy cakes for chocolate monsters

  • 75g dark chocolate powder
  • 100g butter
  • 150g self raising flour
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons natural yoghurt

For the icing:

  • 50g white chocolate couverture
  • 50g butter
  • 100g icing sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk


  • Step 1

    Melt the butter in a saucepan over a low heat, add the chocolate powder and stir until melted.

  • Step 2

    In a large bowl beat together the sugar, eggs and yoghurt.

  • Step 3

    Add the melted chocolate and stir until well mixed

  • Step 4

    Sieve the flour and fold into the chocolate mixture.

  • Step 5

    Spoon mixture into 12 muffin cases.

  • Step 6

    Bake for 15-20 minutes at 180°C (160°C fan ovens) Gas Mark4, until risen and springy to touch, leave to cool

  • Step 7

    Melt the couverture in a small bowl, set over a pan of barely simmering water.

  • Step 8

    In a large bowl, beat the butter until soft, then sieve in the icing sugar, add the milk and melted couverture.

  • Step 9

    Beat together until combined and smooth.

  • Step 10

    Spread over the fairy cakes and decorate.

Recipe courtesy of Mortimer Chocolate, makers of chocolate cooking products