Bake dots... raise lots

Got the baking bug? Why not add dots to your mixture and help us raise lots this May?

We asked former Great British Bake Off star Chetna Makan for some top tips, and she went one better – dishing up the full recipe for her dotty cupcakes. Test it out for yourself, then hold your very own bake sale to support blind and partially sighted people and highlight the impact of braille.

Read below for the complete recipe – and sign-up to receive our free fundraising pack containing all the bits and tips you need to get started.

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Dotty cupcake recipe (makes 12)

Cupcake ingredients

  • 125 gms unsalted softened butter
  • 125 gms soft light brown sugar
  • 125 gms self raising flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 75 gms dotty chocolate (frozen)

Buttercream ingredients

  • 150 gms unsalted softened butter
  • 300 gms icing sugar
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1 tbsp chocolate hazelnut spread
  • Handful of dotty chocolate to finish


  1. Heat the oven to 180 C. Line the cupcake tin with bright coloured cupcake cases.
  2. In a bowl put all the cake ingredients except for the chocolate dots. Whisk for 2 minutes until the mixture is light and creamy. Now add the frozen chocolate and fold it all in.
  3. Pour the mix into the prepared cupcake cases. Bake for 15-20 minutes until done. Once baked leave them aside to cool completely.
  4. In a bowl beat the butter for 1 minute until light. Add the icing sugar, vanilla and milk and beat it for 2-3 minutes until fluffy. Spoon the mix into a piping bag fitted with a star nozzle. Pipe on all the cupcakes and decorate with more dotty chocolates.
  5. Don’t forget to share a snap of your dotty delicacies using the hashtag #DotsRaiseLots

Download our Bake Dots tip sheet including Chetna's cupcake recipe (PDF 1.52MB)

Highlighting the impact of braille!

100 people every day in the UK start losing their sight. It will change their life completely.

Braille is a unique system of raised dots that can be read by touch. Wear dots... raise lots this May to highligh the impact of braille and to help people in the UK living with sight loss.

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