Nov 11, 2009

Chocolate Cup Cakes...

NOV is a month of birthdays ! at least in my calendar. So my dear friend 'C'who hates to celebrate birthdays had no choice but to take us in when a bunch of us stood at her door with goodies and tiny birthday slogans !. She is plain embarrassed she says!. But would that stop us from baking cakes and cards and gifts ! No never!.

'L'my other friend baked a beautiful orange flavoured cake with dotty dates chips in them. It was so light and full of flavour!. Now i am going to pester her for the recepie! Honestly it was so good!..

I made chocolate cup cakes!!.

I adapted this from Hershey's recipe and absolutely loved it. I liked it for two reasons . One it did not have even an ounce of butter in it and secondly it called for basic ings.. nothing exotic.

It turned out super moist and super soft. I think it is a must have recipe for all cup cakes fans like me. I adore cup cakes!!.

Choco Cup Cakes

2 cups sugar
1-3/4 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cups cocoa
1-1/2 tsp baking powder
1-1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup veg oil
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup boiling water


Stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder,b.soda and salt in a large bowl.

Add eggs, milk , oil and vanilla. Beat on medium speed of of hand mixer for 2 mins.

Stir in boiling water and continue to mix. ( Batter will be thin)

Pour batter into the prepared muffin cups

Fill 2/3 cups and bake for 20 to 22 mins

Cool completely.

They taste good with out icing or frosting. But those of you who don't mind can dip them in Ganache and enjoy them with a blob of ice cream...

For the Ganache

1/4 cup cream
4 ounces bittersweet chocolate
1 tbsp unsalted butter

Heat cream till steaming

Remove from heat and add chocolate and let it stand for 5 mins

Add the butter and stir till smooth.



Veggie Belly said...

no butter? and it looks so good?! i have got to try this!

Muneeba said...

ooooo, I adore cupcakes .. they're perfect little bites when you're craving something sweet. Haven't made choco cupcakes yet, but that's next on my list!

Saranya Senguttuvan said...

I am quite stunned. Havent come across anyone in our family yet who enjoys whipping up new dishes pretty frequently + a craving for new cuisines and the interest to explore food :)

I will be sure to try all these recipes :) Kudos ka. :)

The Purple Foodie said...

Yes, wholly agree that November is the month of birthdays. ;) Thank you for your wishes. :) Your cupcakes look great. I love the plate too. I always keep an eye out for good crockery - who knew food blogging comes with its set of hazards. Mom and I are forever competing for kitchen space. hehe

Arch said...

First time here...nice blog, interestign recipes, will be here often...The cupcakes look awesome and no butter ! That makes it double awesome !!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

They look lovely! Without butter, that's great.