Mini Chocolate and Vanilla Marble Cupcakes


I wanted to bake some mini-muffin sized cakes to take along to our usual Thursday afternoon playgroup, and came up with this idea when trawling through my cupboards for inspiration. They were a huge hit, with mummies and preschoolers alike, and are perfect for a small bite of cake without having a whole slice of a larger one.

This recipe makes approximately 35 mini-muffin cakes.

  • 175g Softened Unsalted Butter
  • 175g Caster Sugar
  • 175g Self Raising Flour
  • 3 Large Eggs
  • 3 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tbsp Milk
  • 85g Plain Chocolate, melted and allowed to cool slightly
  • Melted Chocolate and Sprinkles to decorate if desired.

Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

Add one of the eggs, and a tablespoon of flour.  Mix until completely incorporated and then repeat with the other eggs.


Add the rest of the flour, the vanilla and the milk.

Mix until light and fluffy again!

Split the mix into two bowls, and add the melted dark chocolate into one of them.

Mix in the melted chocolate.

Take a mini muffin pan and line it with mini muffin cases. Mine came from Lakeland.

Add about half a teaspoon of the vanilla cake mix to each muffin case.


Repeat with the same amount of the chocolate mix, making sure to off-set where you put it!

Repeat with more vanilla and chocolate mix, until you have put 4 little dollops of mix into each case. Tap the trays on your worktop, to remove some of the big air bubbles, and then bake in a 160 degree oven for 10-12 minutes until an inserted skewer comes out clean.

Cool the little cakes on a wire rack until completely cool.  This gave me the chance to put more in the oven!

As you can see – the marbling works really well without having to mix the two flavours in the case!

When cooled, decorate with melted chocolate and sprinkles if desired.

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4 Responses to Mini Chocolate and Vanilla Marble Cupcakes

  1. Lauren says:

    This is such a good recipe, the images made it really easy to follow too :)
    The only thing I did different was, I folded the two mixtures together to get a different marble effect, but other then that, it was so much help :)

  2. Raj says:

    How many cakes does this recipe make??

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