Makes 12 cupcakes

Chocolate is the first thing that comes to mind when I think of Valentines Day so I figured there was no better time than now, to share one of absolute favourite recipes to date! Throughout the process of writing my book, cakes were probably the recipe that took the longest for me to master. There were many cakes that ended up in the bin from the ones that even after an hour or two, just wouldn’t bake to the claggyest of cupcakes which were truly impossible to swallow, but I most definitely nailed it when I came up with this recipe! Whether you are celebrating Valentines day or not this year, I most definitely recommend baking a batch of these – I know that I will be!