Indeed. I made these to say thanks to Hope for filling in on Monday's drive show at Radio1 when I was pissing razors and totally unwilling to sit through a three hour show in agony. To say the least, they're quite over the top when combined with buttercream icing. The cupcakes themselves could be a bit more chocolatey, as it is they're ok, but kind of boring, and they have a touch of that baking flavour which possibly comes from baking soda.
But never fear! The mountain of icing you pile on top will totally solve the problem.