Chocolate truffle cupcakes

This chocolate truffle recipe is for rich flavoured chocolate truffle cupcakes with a touch of alcohol.  If you want to make this for children, exchange the alcohol for orange juice.


Ingredients – 6/8 chocolate truffle cupcakes

  • 75g basic cupcake mix
  • 15g cocoa powder
  • 50g raisins
  • 2 teaspoons dark rum
  • 30-40 mini truffles
  • Chocolate buttercream – enough to pipe around the edges of the cupcakes
  • Icing sugar for dusting

Mise en place

  1. Use the chocolate truffles recipe and make about 40 mini truffles – there will be 5 truffles on each cupcake.  Place in the fridge until needed.
  2. Make the chocolate buttercream.
  3. Place the raisins into a small bowl and add two teaspoons of dark rum.  Allow the raisins to soak up the rum for an hour or so.
  4. Make the basic cupcake mix with the addition of the cocoa powder and fold in the rum soaked raisins.  Bake the cupcake mix and allow to cool.


  1. Spread a little of the buttercream over the top of each cupcake.
  2. Fill a paper piping bag fitted with a small star tube with chocolate buttercream and pipe around the edge of each cupcake.
  3. Fill the centre of the cupcake with mini chocolate truffles.
  4. Lightly dust your chocolate truffle cupcakes with icing sugar.

If you want to make chocolate truffle cupcakes for children, exchange the alcohol for orange juice.


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