Catherine's cupcakes

Prep Time: 10mins
Cook Time: 25mins
Ready in: 35

It’s diets out the window this Wednesday morning as Catherine Leyden joins us now in the kitchen to whip up chocolate centered cupcakes.


  • 175g/6oz Odlums Self Raising Flour
  • 150g/5oz Margarine (room temperature)
  • 150g/5oz Caster Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • Few drops of Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tablespoons Water
  • Filling
  • Nutella
  • Icing:
  • 225g/8oz Icing Sugar
  • 150g/5oz Tubbed Margarine (room temperature)
  • 2 tablespoon Cocoa (sieved)

  1. Line cupcake tin with paper cases. Preheat oven to 190°C/375°F/Gas 5
  2. Put the flour, margarine, sugar, eggs, vanilla and water into a mixing bowl.
  3. Beat until mixture is smooth.
  4. Put spoonfuls of dough into base of paper cases. Drop teaspoons of nutella on top, then top with another spoon of dough.
  5. Bake for 20 to 25minutes until risen and springs back when gently pressed.
  6. Remove from oven and cool on a wire tray.
  7. Meanwhile beat icing ingredients together and use to pipe or spread on top of cupcakes.