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Recipe: Yummy Bonfire Cupcakes | FOOD

Chocolate cupcakes are a classic favourite and this recipe is perfect for a bonfire party or even just a casual Tuesday!

You can use MatchMakers for the bonfire on top of the cupcakes but a Cadburys flake would work well too. Just prop them up against each other and use the icing as a kind of cement to hold it all together. 

Keep scrolling for the recipe!

Bonfire Cupcakes – The Recipe

Makes 12 cupcakes


For the cakes:

40g Cocoa Powder

4tbsp Boiling Water

3 Eggs

175g Butter

165g Caster Sugar

115g Self-Raising Flour

1tsp Baking Powder

For the icing:

70g Butter

250g Icing Sugar

2 tbsp Milk

Red, Yellow & Orange Food Colouring

Orange flavoured Matchmakers, to decorate


  1. Start by preheating the oven to 200 degrees centigrade
  2. Line a muffin tray with paper cases
  3. Put the cocoa powder in a large bowl and add the boiling water, to make a paste
  4. Add the remaining cake ingredients and mix well
  5. Divide the mixture between the 12 paper cases and bake in the oven for 12 minutes.
  6. Cool on a wire rack
  7. Sift the icing sugar and stir in the butter to make the buttercream. Add  milk to loosen the mix if it’s too thick.
  8. Divide the icing equally into three bowls and add a few drops of food colouring to each bowl. Mix well.
  9. Pop your icing into piping bags and decorate away! 
  10. Use the Matchmakers to create a bonfire effect. 

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