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Delicious and chocolatey Toblerone cupcakes with Toblerone chunk sponges, Toblerone buttercream frosting, and Toblerone on top!


So… Tobleroneeeee is back. Back again. Tell a friend. But honestly, when was the last time I posted anything Toblerone related? Apparently it was in MAY LAST YEAR. Yes, that’s right. That long ago. Honestly, this is far too long a time gap for anything Toblerone related, because I love it!

I definitely don’t show enough Toblerone love on my blog, considering it’s one of my favourite chocolates. I have six recipes already on my blog that are Toblerone themed, including my Toblerone cheesecake, and my Toblerone brownies… and now this beauty is the seventh! 

I have been meaning to post this for a while, as I have actually made these ones several times for my friends and family, and I loveeeee them. I decided to go all out with these, and have Toblerone in the sponge, buttercream, and decoration. Ideal for Toblerone lovers. 


The sponges themselves are just a standard chocolate sponge:

  • Butter – I use a baking spread or a block unsalted butter at room temperature 
  • Sugar – these are made with light brown sugar (because I much prefer it for a chocolate sponge!)
  • Eggs – I tend to now always use medium eggs in baking because I find it easier
  • Flour – Of course, self raising flour as always 
  • Cocoa – I used strong cocoa powder for a super chocolatey taste, I tend to avoid hot chocolate powders 

And then with Toblerone folded in. This makes the sponge really delicious, and still very ~moist~ but perfect for the chocolate. Sometimes the chocolate can sink, but I personally don’t mind it.


For the Toblerone frosting, I decided to roll with it… and use a standard chocolatey buttercream because it’s just so much easier. I tend to use the same amount of butter, and chocolate in this sort of frosting, and then double the amount of icing sugar.

Occasionally, I can find that chocolate buttercream’s like this can split a little, but a smidge of whole milk brings it back together. I really wouldn’t advise adding any in if you can help it, as you always want to reduce the amount of liquid you’re adding in is possible. It’s also really VERY important to NOT use anything other than actual unsalted butter.

If you use any form of spread, or whatever, for a buttercream… it won’t be very nice. Use the foiled kind of butter, that is utterly rock solid when you take it out of the fridge. It’s the only thing that will survive the chocolate and piping and so on.


Topping wise, I was going to add on a drizzle of melted Toblerone as well… but because I had already used it in the sponge, buttercream, and then wanted a piece on the top, I thought it was best to avoid. Of course, you can just add on normal chocolate and drizzle that on, but I really wanted the whole thing to be Toblerone themed. I did however just add some cute little sprinkles instead to give it a little something. 

When decorating these cupcakes, there is definitely one little catch though… you have to be careful with the piping tip you use, because the little bits of nougat from the Toblerone could easily get stuck. I usually use a 2D Closed Star piping tip, but the nozzles are quite fine, so this time I used a 1M open piping tip instead, so it’s easier! 

Tips & Tricks 

I loveeee a Toblerone, and definitely also in baked form. There are so many different flavoured Toblerone’s now, and they would all work perfectly in these cupcakes so definitely give whichever you fancy! 

I hope you love these as much as I do! Enjoy! x

Toblerone Cupcakes!

Delicious and chocolatey Toblerone cupcakes with Toblerone chunk sponges, Toblerone buttercream frosting, and Toblerone on top!
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Category: Cupcakes
Type: Cupcakes
Keyword: Toblerone
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Decorating Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 12 Cupcakes
Author: Jane's Patisserie



  • 150 g unsalted butter (or baking spread)
  • 150 g light brown sugar
  • 120 g self raising flour
  • 30 g cocoa powder
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 150 g Toblerone (chopped)


  • 125 g unsalted butter (room temp)
  • 250 g icing sugar
  • 125 g Toblerone (melted)


  • Toblerone
  • Sprinkles


For the Cupcakes

  • Preheat your oven to 180ºc/160º˚fan, and get your cupcake cases ready!
  • Beat together your butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add in the flour, cocoa powder and eggs and beat again until a lovely smooth cake mix is formed!
  • Fold through the chopped Toblerone, and then split the mxiture evenly between the 12 cases!
  • Bake in the oven for 18-22 minutes, or until baked!
  • Leave to cool fully before decorating.

For the Decoration

  • Make sure your butter is at room temperature!
  • Melt your Toblerone chocolate carefully, until fully melted. Leave to cool for a few minutes.
  • Beat the butter on it's own for a few minutes, so it's really supple and smooth.
  • Add in the icing sugar and beat again until smooth!
  • Add in the melted Toblerone, and beat again!
  • I find, that if a chocolate buttercream splits, it's best to add 1tbsp of whole milk to bring it back together. Only do this if essential though!

For the Decoration

  • For each cupcake, add a piece of Toblerone, and use your favourite sprinkles!



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  1. Kim on January 21, 2024 at 1:35 am

    5 stars
    So good!

  2. Liza on September 27, 2023 at 2:26 pm

    Hi Jane,

    For a three layered 8inch cake would I just need to triple the ingredients?

    Thank you 🙂

  3. Katie on June 5, 2023 at 3:18 pm

    5 stars
    Made this as a 6inch cake and was delicious.
    Also tried with white chocolate toblerone, also just as good!

  4. Natasha on September 2, 2022 at 8:53 pm

    These looks amazing! I was thinking of increasing the ingredients to turn the bake in to a celebration/layer cake, rather than cupcakes – do you think this sponge would work in one big cake?

    • Jane's Patisserie on September 14, 2022 at 3:53 pm

      Hiya! I’d recommend taking a look at perhaps my ‘back to basics chocolate cake’ recipe, then decorating with Toblerone! Hope this helps! x

  5. Lynda on July 24, 2021 at 11:30 am

    5 stars
    Made these, and the ice-cream they we’re gorgeous.
    Thank you for sharing your recipes,
    I am hooked, will definitely be trying more. Xx

  6. Zanna on May 25, 2021 at 12:15 pm

    Hi Jane,

    Will the nougat and almond pieces get stuck in the piping nozzle when the chocolate is melted? I found this happened when I did the kinder ones.
    Thank you.

    • Jane's Patisserie on May 25, 2021 at 12:46 pm

      The kinder one shouldn’t have got stuck as there are no ‘pieces’ in kinder chocolate but as mentioned on the notes you just need to be careful which tip you use x

  7. Tracy on March 26, 2021 at 2:40 pm

    5 stars
    I’ve made these cupcakes this morning. . They came out absolutely perfect and the taste is amazing. I would like to do a three tier 8” birthday cake with the same ingredients , would I just triple everything and what would the oven temperature and timings be please x

    • Jane's Patisserie on March 27, 2021 at 10:29 am

      Hello! For a three layer cake I use a 400g mix and split between three, 8″ tins, baking time is about 25-30 minutes – have a look at any of my other 3 layer cake recipes as that will show an example xx

  8. Lauren on February 10, 2021 at 11:23 am

    if I want to make white chocolate toblerone cakes would you recommend leaving out the cocoa powder? Should I use your white chocolate cupcake recipe but with toblerone instead of choc chips? 🙂

    • Jane's Patisserie on February 11, 2021 at 8:35 am

      I would just use the white chocolate cupcake one and swap that for the white toblerone! x

  9. Lauren Pickup on February 8, 2021 at 9:28 pm

    Hoping to make these for my dads birthday. Can I halve the recipe to make 6? If so how many eggs would you recommend.. or would it be best to make 8 with 2 eggs? Thanks 🙂

    • Jane's Patisserie on February 9, 2021 at 9:02 am

      I would do 8 with two eggs personally just to make it easier! X

    • Lauren on February 9, 2021 at 9:18 am

      Thanks 🙂 also, if I want to make white chocolate toblerone cakes would you recommend leaving out the cocoa powder? Should I use your white chocolate cupcake recipe but with toblerone instead of choc chips? 🙂

  10. Amar on December 23, 2020 at 6:20 pm


    Could I use caster sugar if I don’t have light brown sugar

  11. Lucinda on November 14, 2020 at 10:04 am

    Hello, I’ve made your Toblerone cupcakes and they were lovely. I’m thinking of making it into a 3 tier cake for sisters birthday next week but thought maybe using white Toblerone butter cream would this work? Also to cover the cake in plan chocolate buttercream how much would you say to make please? Thank you x

    • Jane's Patisserie on November 14, 2020 at 10:16 am

      Using white toblerone would work the same, just again the little bits of nougat can get in the way but that’s no bother. I would recommend looking at one of my other drip cakes for totals of timings, how much cake ingredients to use etc. It’s hard to say how much buttercream you need but maybe a 200g/350g/50g of butter/sugar/cocoa powder? Or maybe more x

    • Deborah on November 18, 2021 at 12:54 pm

      Hi Jane
      Hope to hear back from you on quick question.👍👩‍🍳 These look totally yummy and I thought a nice change would be to make into 24 mini cupcakes. Do I need to half recipe and frosting or would the quantity for 12 be perfect for 24 mini cupcakes and to frost? Look forward to making, taste buds are popping!!!😋😋💕

  12. kiara on October 26, 2020 at 11:31 am

    Hi Jane, excited to try these for my dads birthday. I will be doubling to make a cake.
    Only one question though – every time I have made buttercream icing in the past, it always tends to ‘melt’ whilst I am assembling it onto the cake therefore looking messy and unappetizing. How do I ensure that wont happen, does it come down to the type of butter you use? I have previously used Stork or baking spread (which I know your recipe says not to for this cake) thanks! xx

    • Jane's Patisserie on October 26, 2020 at 5:35 pm

      You mustn’t use a baking spread for buttercream – that is the issue. You need to use block butter for buttercream as it remains firm and is a dream to work with, but spreads are fine for the sponges. xx

  13. Dolores on July 11, 2020 at 2:15 pm

    Hi Jane made these this morning. Taste absolutely amazing one problem. I. Found the buttercream very difficult to pipe was very stiff used 1M as recommended, any advice welcome. Love your recipes

    • Jane's Patisserie on July 11, 2020 at 7:40 pm

      Hey! Did you make the buttercream and then leave it for a while? it can start to solidify again and that can cause problems – but otherwise you can add in 1-2tbsp of boiling water for example to smooth it out. The type of piping tip shouldn’t make a difference!

    • Dolores on July 15, 2020 at 11:47 am

      Aw yes I did leave for a while. Thanks Jane

  14. Sarah on July 3, 2020 at 5:12 pm

    I want to make a toblerone cake not cupcakes, would this recipe work?

    • Jane's Patisserie on July 3, 2020 at 8:15 pm

      Yes – usually one batch of cupcakes makes a good layer of an 8″ = so double for two layers!

    • Sarah Rowe on July 6, 2020 at 6:33 pm

      5 stars
      Doubled recipe as recommended for a cake and it was amazing.

  15. Helen on May 6, 2020 at 1:44 pm

    5 stars
    Thanks so much for the recipe! They taste absolutely amazing!

  16. Shakeela Hanif on May 3, 2020 at 7:57 pm

    5 stars
    All you’re recipes are amazing, they are easy to follow and always turn out beautifully. Your site is my first port of call when I’m in the mood to bake. Thankyou for all your effort in experimenting with different bakes, and posting your wonderful blog.

  17. Susan on December 4, 2019 at 9:04 pm

    Loved making these and taste amazing. Turned mine in to Rudolf cakes for a Christmas party.

  18. Joanna on September 25, 2019 at 8:38 am

    Going to try these they look amazing I have used many of your baking receipes and they have all been highly
    Praised by those who have eaten them.
    I love the fact they all work when followed , quantities and cooking time.
    Thank you for sharing them so glad I signed up for your e- mail for new ideas.

  19. Marietjie on September 19, 2019 at 6:33 am

    Wow. Amazing recipes! I will definitely try some. Thank you for sharing it with us! A one stop website with amazing ideas. I ovten make dessert for friends and your recipes are inspiring!

  20. Amanda on September 18, 2019 at 8:11 am

    Wow can’t wait to try this recipe Jane, and thank you
    For all your recipes have tried a few now they’re brilliant.

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