Lemon Cupcakes with Chocolate Fudge Icing

I’m a fairly busy person – inevitably, I will have about five things on the go at once.  Yet as a known keen baker, I’m very hesitant to bring cupcakes or cookies made from a mix.  I have a feeling people will taste it, realise and never let it go.

So when I do store-bought mixes, I like to add my own little twist.  The twist on this one was easy – after The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake was released, I saw many, many versions of the lemon cake with chocolate fudge icing.  As a result, I thought this would be the perfect way to make these cupcakes (intended by Betty Crocker to be lemon cake with lemon icing) into something a little more special!  I was a bit skeptical about lemon with chocolate fudge, but it turned out to be absolutely delicious!

Lemon Cupcakes:


1 box lemon cupcake mix (and the ingredients listed – two eggs and vegetable oil)


Mix and bake according to directions on the mix.

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Allow cakes to cool before icing.

DSC_0895Chocolate Fudge Icing (adapted from Wilton’s)

76g unsalted butter

2/3 cup cocoa

1/3 cup milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cream butter until soft.  Mix in cocoa and milk, followed by vanilla extract

DSC_0894Pipe the frosting on the cupcake.




  1. These cupcakes are so cute!

    1. Aww, thanks! Really easy to make and a crowd pleaser. 🙂

  2. Ooo these look lovely I never even thought of putting lemon and chocolate fudge together, sounds good though

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