Christmas Spiced Chocolate Cupcakes

I am a big fan of displacement activity, so this week, when I should be last minute shopping and wrapping, I baked instead. I love a chocolate cupcake with chocolate ganache icing, and in light of the season I added a little Christmas spice for festive flavour.


-christmas spiced chocolate cupcakes


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Christmas Spiced Chocolate Cupcakes
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Delicious chocolate cupcakes with chocolate ganache and added Christmas spice.
Recipe type: Christmas
Serves: 12
  • For the cupcakes:
  • 110g Butter
  • 110g Caster sugar
  • 75g Self-raising flour
  • 25g Cocoa powder
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 1 teaspoon of Waitrose signature spice OR ½ teaspoon of cinnamon and ½ teaspoon of ginger powder.
  • For the Ganache:
  • 225g dark chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 125ml double cream
  1. Cream together the butter and sugar.
  2. Mix in the eggs. (Don't panic if it looks split, the dry ingredients will bring everything together)
  3. Stir in the dry ingredients.
  4. Divide between 12 cupcake cases, then bake at 180 degrees for 12-15 minutes.
  5. Leave to cool before icing.
  6. For the icing simply gently heat the cream in a pan, then add the chocolate to the hot milk and stir until melted.
  7. Once iced you could add decorations, I chose some edible gold stars.

The added spice made the house smell lovely while they were cooking, and imbued the cakes with a lovely warm flavour. What smells make you feel festive?

Love Miss Cisco XXX



  1. December 18, 2015 / 3:06 pm

    yankee candles christmas range. and gingerbread!

  2. December 19, 2015 / 7:57 am

    This looks like a tasty way to avoid the shops! I don’t blame you, I’d rather eat these with a cup of tea than rush round a heaving mall!!
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  3. December 19, 2015 / 9:24 pm

    I’m with you on the displacement activity. These sound really yummy. I would never have thought to add spices but will give it a try now

  4. December 20, 2015 / 8:34 am

    They look delicious. I think Christmas is a great time for baking as it fills the house with lovely flavours and scents. I have a baking activity to keep my busy over the festive period (creating a cake with a chocolate carousel on top!), but I still haven’t got around to buying any of the ingredients – must get to it!

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