Chocolate Cupcake Surprise

Nothing says “I love you” like something homemade and from the heart. Treat someone to a bite full of home-grown Huletts sweetness with these yummy chocolate cupcakes.




PREP TIME 45mins

COOK TIME 20mins



  • 140g Huletts Brown Sugar
  • 140g flour
  • 60g cocoa powder
  • 2ml salt
  • 5ml baking powder
  • 5ml bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 large eggs
  • 85ml oil
  • 125ml milk
  • 125ml hot coffee


  • 250g butter
  • 400g Huletts Icing sugar
  • 60g cocoa
  • 125ml caramel treat
  • 5ml vanilla essence
  • 1ml salt
  • Small sweets to fill the cupcakes
  • Silver balls to decorate



  1. Preheat oven to 160°C.
  2. Place 18 cupcake liners into the holes of a muffin tin. Grease with non-stick spray. Set aside.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine the sugar, flour, cocoa powder, salt, baking powder, and bicarbonate of soda. Mix well.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, vegetable oil, and milk.
  5. With the mixer on low, pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Mix on low until evenly distributed.
  6. Pour the hot coffee into the batter gradually and mix until smooth.
  7. Divide the batter between the cupcake liners.
  8. Bake for 20 minutes. When a skewer inserted at the centre of the cupcake comes out cleanly, the cakes are baked.
  9. Remove from the oven and let cool completely on a wire rack.


  1. Cream the butter and sugar together until light and smooth.
  2. Add the cocoa, caramel treat, vanilla and salt.
  3. Continue beating until smooth and creamy.
  4. Place into a piping bag.
  5. Using a melon baller or teaspoon, carve a small hole into each cupcake. Fill with small sweets.
  6. Place a small piece of cake back on top and then decorate with the icing.
  7. Sprinkle with silver balls and place a cake topper in each one.

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Conversion Table

Cups Tablespoons Grams
Butter 1/4 cup 4 Tbsp 57g
1/3 cup 5 Tbsp + 1 tsp 76g
1 cup 16 Tbsp 227g
Flour/Sifted 1/4 cup 4 Tbsp 30g/27g
1/3 cup 5 Tbsp + 1 tsp 40g/35g
1/2 cup 8 Tbsp 60g/55g
1 cup 16 Tbsp 120g/110g
Granulated Sugar 1/4 cup 4 Tbsp 50g
1/3 cup 5 Tbsp + 1 tsp 65g
1/2 cup 8 Tbsp 100g
1 cup 16 Tbsp 200g
Brown Sugar/ Firmly Packed 1/4 cup 4 Tbsp 45g
1/3 cup 5 Tbsp + 1 tsp 60g
1/2 cup 8 Tbsp 90g
1 cup 16 Tbsp 180g
Water 1/4 cup 4 Tbsp 57g
1/3 cup 5 Tbsp + 1 tsp 76g
1/2 cup 8 Tbsp 114g
1 cup 16 Tbsp 227g