Chocolate freckle cakes

Tasty Chocolate freckle cakes Recipe

Making party cupcakes is easy with chocolate cream cheese frosting and freckles for a touch of colour.
Chocolate freckle cakes
Prep Time : 0:25 | Cook Time : 0:15 | Total Time : 0:40 | Serving : 12 person.


  • 125g butter, softened

  • 1/2 cup caster sugar

  • 1 1/4 cups self-raising flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder

  • 1 cup buttermilk

  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten


  • 65g cream cheese, softened

  • 3/4 cup icing sugar mixture

  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder

  • 1 tablespoon hot water

  • 12 chocolate freckles, or similar, to decorate


  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 180°C. Using 2 paper muffin cases per muffin, line a 12-hole, 1/3-cup capacity muffin pan.

  • Step 2

    Using an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar until pale. Sift flour, baking powder and cocoa over butter mixture. Stir to combine. Add buttermilk and egg. Beat on medium speed until smooth.

  • Step 3

    Spoon 1/3 cup of mixture into each paper case. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Stand cakes in pan for 10 minutes. Lift onto a wire rack to cool. Remove outer paper case.

  • Step 4

    Make icing: Using an electric mixer, beat cream cheese, icing mixture and cocoa until well combined. Add hot water and beat until smooth. Spread icing over cupcakes. Decorate with freckles.

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