The other night, I felt a bit peckish and decided to bake some cupcakes. With it being Bonfire night, I thought it would be nice to make bonfire night cupcakes. These cupcakes pretty much consist of a chocolate cupcake with a flame and planks of wood for the topping/decoration.

Cupcake Ingredients
100g Plain Flour
20g Cocoa Powder
140g Caster Sugar
1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
Pinch of Salt
40g Unsalted Butter (at room temperature)
120ml Whole Milk
1 Egg
Zest of One Orange
Orange Extract
1/4 tsp Vanilla Extract
12 Hole Cupcake Tray
12 Paper Cases
Cupcake Instructions
1. Preheat the oven to 170C(325F) Gas 3
2. Mix the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, salt and butter either with an electric whisk, handheld whisk or wooden spoon until you have a smooth, combined consistency.
3. Whisk the milk, egg, orange zest, orange extract and vanilla extract together in a jug and then slowly pour the mixture into the flour then beat it together until the mixture is smooth.
4. Spoon the mixture into the paper cases until two-thirds full and bake in a preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the sponge bounces back when touched. A skewer inserted in the center should come out clean.
5. Leave the cupcakes to cool slightly in the tray before turning out onto a wire cooling rack to cool completely before decorating.
Decorating Ingredients
300g Icing Sugar
4 or 5 Cadbury Flakes
150g Softened Unsalted Butter
Orange extract
Orange Food Colouring
Piping Bag & Nozzle

Decorating Instructions
1. Beat together the icing sugar and butter together until smooth. Add half a teaspoon of orange food colouring and half a teaspoon of orange extract.
2. Break up your flakes in to a bowl.
3. Put a small bit of icing on to each cupcake for the flakes to adhere to.
4. Arrange your flakes as desired on each cupcake to create a bonfire appearance.

And there you have it, Bonfire Night Cupcakes! Enjoy Bonfire Night & Your Cupcakes!


  1. They look so yummy and they're definitely perfect for today!
    Jodie, xo // Jodie Loue

  2. These cupcakes are so cute and completely perfect to indulge in today. They also look really yummy! :)

    Eunice Caroline | ohlacece.co.uk

  3. These look delicious and really bonfire night appropriate with the flake flame on top!! :-) xx

    Helen | Helens Fashion & Beauty Blog