Bonfire Night Cup Cakes

With it being Bonfire Night today I thought Burton and I would make some cakes to take to the little family bonfire and firework party which his paternal grandparents are having. Not that there needs to be an excuse to have cake, of course!!

I wanted to create some cupcakes that summed up this yearly tradition so I have come up with
Rocket Fuel Cup Cakes and Chocolate Cinders Cup Cakes.

Having looked through my Primrose Bakery cookbook and the BBC Good Food website I opted for a cup cake recipe which borrowed bits from two recipes with some extra bits thrown in for good measure!!

For both cup cakes you will need (makes about 20 cakes):

3 eggs
125 ml vegetable oil
3 tbsp milk
100g self raising flour
100g caster sugar
50g cocoa powder
2 mars bars roughly chopped
1 tsp baking powder


whisk the eggs and oil together and add the milk

then place the dry ingredients in a large bowl

 and pour over the wet ingredients and mix well  

 then fold in the chunks of mars bars

then divide the mixture into to the paper cake cases and cook in an oven 160oC fan oven/180oC for about 15 minutes (or until a knife comes out of cake clean)

you can see the mars bars chunks oozing out of the cakes – all sticky & gooey yum!

Now you could just et them as they are as they are yummy undecorated but of you want to be fancy then for the

I used chocolate buttercream and cheated by buying it ready made and in an aerosol can (Dr.Oetekar) because I cannot pipe buttercream to save my cake making buns 😉

Top all the cakes with the buttercream.

For the Rocket Fuel Cup Cakes

Top butter cream with popping candy!!! i thought this would recreate a mini firework explosion in my mouth!!

However, it is best not to add the fizz whizz until just before serving the cakes otherwise it dissolves a little into the buttercream!

Rocket Fuel Cup Cake – goes snap crackle & pop in your mouth 🙂

For the Chocolate Cinders Cup Cakes

Top the buttercream with crushed crunchie bars

Chocolate Cinders Cup Cakes – crunchie in the mouth 🙂

   Day 5

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7 comments / Add your comment below

  1. just noticed Jack above so I guess that would mean you’ve linked up! so bad, I should check more often!!
    Thanks for linking up….and these really are a whole days calories in a cupcake, they look lovely! I’m going to be making some this weekend for Sam’s birthday…I’m tempted to get some Dr Oetker!

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