These cupcakes (or fairy cakes) are based on a recipe for a loaf cake.
It is based on a recipe from the BBC Good Food magazine for a chocolate loaf cake.
I had to adjust the ingredients as I had run out of cocoa.
175g softened butter , plus extra for greasing
175g golden caster sugar
140g self-raising flour
85g ground almonds
½ tsp baking powder
1 tbsp cocoa powder
50g plain chocolate chips
Heat oven to 160C/140C fan/gas 3.
Add paper cases to a bun baking tray
To make the cake batter, beat the butter and sugar with an electric whisk until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, flour, almonds, baking powder, milk and cocoa until smooth. Stir in the chocolate chips, then spoon into the cases.
Bake for 10-20 mins until golden, risen and a skewer poked in the centre comes out clean.
You could then drizzle melted chocolate over them, ice them, or leave them plain.