Dairy Milk cupcakes recipe

Dairy Milk cupcakesIt has been quite a while since I have done some baking or posted a recipe on my blog! I just randomly got the urge to bake some cupcakes. Dairy Milk is my favourite chocolate, ever. So I took some inspiration from their Marvellous creations bars and baked some Dairy Milk chocolate cupcakes with chocolate, jelly beans, chocolate buttercream frosting, smarties and popping candy – that was a mouthful! They taste lovely, perfect for the choc-a-holic, which in my family is of course me! Here’s how I made them.

What you will need : for the cupcakes
One large fresh egg
40 grams of unsalted butter
1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract
20 grams of cocoa powder
140 grams of caster sugar
120 ml of fresh whole milk
1 and a half teaspoons of baking powder
100 grams of plain flour

Pre heat your oven to 180 degrees, take a large mixing bowl add the egg, butter, vanilla extract and sugar. Whisk until well combined. Now add the baking powder, cocoa powder and milk, slowly sift in the flour,  mix well to ensure the cupcake mixture is nice and smooth. Line a cupcake tray with paper cases, carefully scoop in the mixture about 3/4’s of the way full and place them into the oven to bake for around 20-25 minutes but I check on them at the 19 minute mark and keep a close eye on them.chocolate cupcakesTo double check that the cupcakes are baked thoroughly, pierce the cupcake with a skewer, if it comes out clean, the cupcakes are done, if not pop them back in the oven for another 5 minutes or so. Leave the cupcakes on a wire rack to cool down before you begin decorating them (or the icing will just melt!)

What you will need: to decorate
Betty Crocker’s chocolate fudge icing
One bar of Dairy Milk marvellous creations
Two tubes of Smarties
One packet of Jelly Beans
A sachet or two of popping candydairy milk cupcakeI know, I know, I feel like such a cheat using a tub of Betty Crocker’s icing. I normally always make the buttercream icing myself but I just didn’t have time this morning! Besides they still taste just as good and not everyone always has the time / money to buy and do things from scratch. Once the cupcakes have completely cooled down, scoop the icing into a piping bag, carefully pipe the icing onto the cupcakes. Then break off chunks from the dairy milk bar, pop them into the icing, and decorate with smarties, jelly beans and top with popping candy to finish!

What do you think of my Dairy Milk cupcakes? Would you be a fan of these? Let me know in the comments 🙂



  1. October 27, 2015 / 11:54 am

    They really do look so yummy, and they sound pretty easy to make too!
    Jodie, xo // Jodie Loue

  2. October 27, 2015 / 12:11 pm

    Dairy Milk is my favourite too! These look SO delicious, I’m pretty sure I could eat the entire batch right now haha x


  3. October 27, 2015 / 12:21 pm

    These look incredible! I’m definitely the chocoholic in my household too but I think they’d go down pretty well with my Dad and brother as well…

    Jess xo

  4. October 27, 2015 / 1:03 pm

    These look so yummy and I would love to make these. I showed my dad and he wants me to try them cause he loves chocolate cupcakes plus it has pieces of chocolate so he’s sold. Maybe I can try this weekend!

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

  5. October 27, 2015 / 1:50 pm

    Oh I can feel my mouth watering! I’m a huge chocoholic fan so this is right up my street. Never tried a cupcake with popping candy either so I’d love to give these a try!

    Musings & More

  6. October 27, 2015 / 1:50 pm

    Oh these looks delicious! Don’t feel bad! That Betty Crocker frosting is incredible and so so addictive! Love the mix of popping candy and the Diary Milk chocolate!

    Kathryn x

    Hungry Little Bear

  7. October 27, 2015 / 5:03 pm

    These look incredible, Becky. This version of the marvellous creations is my absolute favourite and I may just have to go and buy a bar so I can try these cupcakes! x


  8. October 27, 2015 / 5:47 pm

    Wow, these look so gorgeous Becky! I really want to try these out for Halloween as well as the salted caramel cupcake recipe I got from Anna Saccone! Thanks for sharing, I’m sure these taste as beautiful as they look xx

    Ciara Rose | AllureImpassionedGoddess

  9. eilidh
    October 27, 2015 / 6:00 pm

    these are definitely something that I would love! I never ever bake, definitely going to try soon.. starting with these!

    Eilidh from Velvet Winter

  10. Laura Pitcher
    October 27, 2015 / 6:40 pm

    These look so yummy! I might just have to bake some myself lol 🙂 Thanks for the recipe.

    Laura | lauzylouu

  11. October 27, 2015 / 6:48 pm

    I am so hungry right now and these just look amazing! I am currently trying to lose weight, but if I have a day off I will most certainly be making these! xxx

  12. Soph
    October 27, 2015 / 7:50 pm

    these look INCREDIBLE!
    so jealous of your baking skills haha, xx


  13. October 27, 2015 / 8:50 pm

    Oh my gosh Becky! These look incredible, so cute! x


  14. October 27, 2015 / 10:02 pm

    Those cupcakes look absolutely amazing! x


  15. October 28, 2015 / 2:59 am

    It has been too long, they look amazing =]

  16. October 28, 2015 / 7:20 am

    Every time I’ve visited America I always feel like they are missing out when it comes to good chocolate. Nothing beats Dairy Milk!
    These cupcakes look fab!

  17. October 28, 2015 / 12:44 pm

    These look stunning! I’ll definitely make these next time it’s cake day at work, they’ve really got the wow factor, but they seem pretty simple to make!

    Rachel x
    The Inelegant Wench

  18. Lizzy
    October 28, 2015 / 5:54 pm

    These look insane, you’re so good at baking!
    Lizzy | by Lizzy x

  19. October 28, 2015 / 6:27 pm

    I admit that if I tried to make these they would definitely not look so perfect. These look so cute and sound delicious. What more could you want? Lovely post.

    Beth x

  20. October 28, 2015 / 9:00 pm

    I love Betty Crocker’s chocolate fudge icing. It’s fab to have on standby and always tastes delicious. These cupcakes look so yummy. Sammie

  21. October 28, 2015 / 9:12 pm

    Oh my goodness me Becky, these look unbelievably tasty!!! You’ve given me a serious chocolate craving (even though I had a whole bag of snowbites earlier, oops!) and I’m definitely going to have to give these a try; you just can’t beat dairy milk 🙂
    Love Holly x


  22. October 29, 2015 / 4:06 pm

    These cupcakes sound delicious, they look so colourful as well! 🙂 xx

  23. October 29, 2015 / 9:40 pm

    these look so amazing! dairy milk is my favourite and they’re so pretty, definitely keeping hold of this recipe x

  24. October 31, 2015 / 11:59 am

    That looks absolutely delicious! x


  25. November 1, 2015 / 8:51 pm

    They looks delicious. Perfect Sunday recipe.. 🙂

  26. November 2, 2015 / 7:23 pm

    We will definitely be baking some of these! Thanks for sharing <3

  27. November 3, 2015 / 2:44 pm

    Oh my those do look delicious! May have to make my own at the weekend… xx

  28. November 5, 2015 / 11:02 am

    Chocolate cupcakes are incredibly tasty on their own, but possibly even better with the extras that you have added.

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