• 75g Dark chocolate powder
  • 100g Butter
  • 150g Self raising flour
  • 150g Caster sugar
  • 2 Eggs, beaten
  • 2tbsp Natural yoghurt

For the icing

  • 50g White chocolate drops
  • 50g Butter
  • 100g Icing sugar
  • 1tbsp 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 chocolate drops 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 chocolate.

  • 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