Cheat’s cupcakes and chocolate curls

April 1, 2015 (Last Updated: January 11, 2019)

Cheat's cupcakes and chocolate curls

Serves: 12
Cooking Time: 20 mins


  • 400g plastic icing
  • 10ml vanilla extract
  • 12 vanilla cupcakes
  • 50g 70% dark chocolate, melted



Put the icing into a bowl and mash well with a wooden spoon to soften. Add the vanilla and beat well with the wooden spoon to combine.


Spread the icing on each cupcake as evenly as you can. You can be a bit messy as they look better when they’re a little rough around the edges.


Curl the chocolate with a sharp knife and sprinkle on the top.


We bought a vanilla sponge cake mix, followed the box instructions and baked them in cupcake flutes in a muffin pan for 15 minutes until brown and well-risen.

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