• 175 g /6oz odlums self raising flour
  • 125 g /4oz caster sugar
  • 150 g /5oz butter or margarine (room temperature)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tblsp drinking chocolate
  • 4 tblsp water
  • 2 tsp red food colouring


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