3 Jun 2017

Curly Wurly cupcakes

Curly Wurly Cadbury cupcakes recipe
I first wondered about making these during my recent Nostalgic Picks post, thinking how fun it would be to make a cake version of my childhood all time favourite chocolate bar, the Cadbury Curly Wurly.

Thinking back to the early noughties, I lived for Curly Wurly's and Zap ice creams. A toffee and chocolate combination was easiest to do but I can't wait to try making a batch of Zap ice cream cupcakes!
Curly Wurly Cadbury cupcakes recipe
I managed to find this recipe to make these beautiful babies. They are toffee and chocolate marble cakes so I made two different sets of batter and combined them later in the cupcake cases. I managed to make eight cakes from the recipe and they even fit perfectly, nice and snug in my cat mug!
Curly Wurly Cadbury cupcakes recipe
For the chocolate batter you will need: 60g unsalted butter, 60g caster sugar, 50g self raising flour, 10g cocoa powder, 1/2 tsp baking powder and one large egg. Combine the butter and sugar together and then add the rest of the ingredients, combining as you go. For me, the amount of cocoa was a bit strong in the cakes and I think I would use slightly less next time even though gal loves her chocolate.
Curly Wurly Cadbury cupcakes recipe
For the toffee batter you will need: 60g unsalted butter, 45g light soft brown sugar, 1tbsp golden syrup, 60g self raising flour, 1/4tsp mixed spice and one large egg. Cream together the butter, sugar and syrup and gradually add sifted flour, mixed spice and egg, to beat until fully combined.

Using a teaspoon, alternatively scoop spoonfuls of the different batters in to the cases. One spoon chocolate, one spoon toffee. Pop them in the oven on a gas mark 5/190c for around 20 mins until lightly browned on top. Don't forget the icing sugar and Curly Wurly bars to decorate afterwards!
Curly Wurly Cadbury cupcakes recipe
I decorated my cakes with traditional vanilla buttercream frosting, toffee sauce, and grated pieces and chunks of Curly Wurly. To make the toffee sauce, gently melt Curly Wurly pieces, double cream and caster sugar together, stirring continuously. I then drizzled the sauce over the cakes to decorate.

I would love to suss out a vegan version of these too, so everyone can enjoy them! What are you looking forward to making this summer? I'm excited to try a rose petal recipe from my journal using  our lovely garden roses - and Zap cupcakes of course! Thank you so much for your kind words 


  1. OH MY GOODNESS! These look amazing! Now I'm hungry and have a shocking lack of cupcakes.
    A Sparkle Of Grace

  2. These look nice, will have to have a go! :) I used to eat Curly Wurys when I was younger and occasionally still do now. I don't remember Zap, I just looked it up. Lovely colours! I might have had them and forgotten, lol. It also brought up Fab lollies in the search. I used to like Fab. Ahh nostalgia! lol.

  3. These look absolutely delicious! Thank you for sharing the recipe ♥
    Amy xx

    Little Moon Dragon

  4. omg now I'm drooling :D uggh want to taste them and savor their sweetness! Thanks for sharing this :D


  5. OH MY GOD these are some of the yummiest looking cakes I've seen in a long time! I need to hire you to bake for me haha <3

  6. Oh my gosh where is that mug from?! It's utterly gorgeous... Man, you always have such cute accessories and it makes me super jealous (at the moment everything I own home-wise are hand-me-downs).

    Thanks so much for sharing this recipe! The cakes look so delicious.

    Lizzie Bee // Hello Lizzie Bee

  7. These cupcakes look so yummy! And cute as well, especially in your cat mug :D I really like marble cake, and the toffee sauce sounds delicious. Your recipes always sound amazing Elizabeth :)

    Julia x
    Last Post: A Stroll Through Warwick, UK | http://juliaspeaksbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/old-town.html

  8. These look yummy!


  9. These cupcakes sound amazing! I'll definitely have to make these at some point. Loving the cat mug too, it's so cute! Lovely photos :) x

    Kayleigh | www.anenthusiasmfor.co.uk

  10. This sound utterly amazing. I loved Curly Wurlys! I'm now craving cupcakes, although there's no way mine would look as pretty as yours, beautiful photos as always.

    Amy - https://amyevans.co.uk

  11. Oh my! These look divine. Zapp lollies are my absolute favourite, so I can't wait to see your recipe for those cupcakes xx

    Rhi | www.rinkydinkyrhi.com

  12. They look amazing!!!!!! God, I need one right now haha.
    Jen, Velvet Spring. xo

  13. These photos are stunning! I just followed you (:

    Natalie Gennaoui

  14. Yum these look delicious. I love the kitty mug that it's in.

    Simply Lovebirds


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
back to top