Bribery and corruptcakes…

Unfortunately, because of my lack of Greek teaching expertise, I often have to bribe my students to attend class…

Turns out that chocolate cupcakes with buttercream frosting can prove quite persuasive and educational…

Rather than just merely coercing my students to class with tasty treats I decided I should geek (or greek… tee hee) it up a little with some chocolate additions…

informative AND delicious!

Chocolate Cupcakes w/ Buttercream Frosting

Adapted from:



1 ½ cups self raising flour

½ cup cocoa powder, sifted

¾ cup castor sugar

¾ cup milk

125g butter, melted, cooled

2 eggs, beaten

1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 200°C and fill a 2 x 12 cup muffin pans with cupcake papers.
  2. Combine flour, cocoa powder and castor sugar in a bowl. Make a well in the centre.
  3. Add milk, butter, eggs and vanilla to the mixture.
  4. Spoon mixture into prepared muffin pans and bake for 12-15 minutes. Stand in pan for 5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool.



75g butter, softened

1 ½ cups icing sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

2-3 tsp milk


  1. Place butter into a large bowl, add about ¼ of the icing sugar and beat with an electric mixture until fluffy.
  2. Add the remaining icing sugar, a little at a time, beating after each addition.
  3. Add 1tsp of the milk, beating in. The mixture should be light and creamy with a spreadable consistency. Add more milk if necessary, beating well after each addition.
  4. Happy Baking!

Stay tuned for the September Daring Bakers challenge… so exciting!