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White Chocolate Cupcakes

These white chocolate cupcakes are a delicious and elegant treat. The white chocolate icing is paired with a vanilla cupcake base, however you can get creative and add raspberries to your cupcake mixture for a sharp flavour contrast.

White Chocolate Cupcakes

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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 24
Author: Swah



  • 230 g butter softened
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs room temperature
  • 1 cup milk room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups self-raising flour
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • Pinch of salt


  • 300 g white chocolate
  • 200 g butter
  • 4 cups icing sugar
  • 2 tbsp milk



  • Preheat oven to 180°C. Line 24 muffin tins with cupcake papers.
  • Cream the butter with an electric mixer until smooth in a large bowl.
  • Gradually add the sugar and beat for 3 minutes until fluffy.
  • Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Sift the 2 flours and salt into a separate bowl.
  • Add the dry ingredients in 3 parts, alternating with the milk and vanilla. Do not overmix!
  • Fill cupcake liners about ¾ full with mixture and bake for 20-25 minutes until lightly golden brown.
  • Allow to cool in the tin for 15 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack.


  • Melt white chocolate and butter together in the microwave or over a double boiler. Allow to cool for around 5 minutes.
  • Sift in 4 cups of the icing sugar.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of milk and either beat with electric beaters or whisk.
  • You may not need all of the final cup of icing sugar - add it in gradually until a spreadable thickness is reached.
  • Spoon the mixture into an icing bag with a nozzle attached and ice the cupcakes.

The gorgeous cupcake wrappers and buttons are from Donna Hay, I love them!!


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  • Reply chocolatesuze October 19, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    love your beautiful swirl of icing!

    • Reply Swah October 19, 2011 at 3:39 pm

      Thank you my dear! I have been practicing :)

  • Reply Helen November 13, 2011 at 8:15 am

    Ooh I love those buttons! so so cute.

    • Reply Swah November 14, 2011 at 8:17 pm

      I love them so much I didn’t want to eat them! Haha

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