Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Chocolate Cupcakes

Some quick chocolate cup cakes! It’s a very simple recipe, easy to put together, and tastes great. Made these for a small dinner party and served it with chocolate sauce and a scoop of ice cream. Sent the remaining to D’s office. Everyone loved it. I didn't frost it as it would become heavy and make us heavier too :P

Here’s the recipe…

Chocolate Cupcakes

Preparation Time: 10 min
Baking Time: 20-25 min
Makes: 12

All purpose flour - 1 ¼ cups
Unsweetened cocoa - ¼ cup
Baking Soda - ½ tsp
Salt - ¼ tsp
Sugar - 1 cup
Vegetable Oil - ½ cup
Egg - 1 Large
Vanilla extract - 2 tsp
Hot water - ¾ cup
  • Preheat the oven to 180 C. Line a 12 cup muffin pan with liners.
  • In a bowl, combine all the dry ingredients flour, baking soda, salt, sugar, cocoa and sift a couple of times
  • In another bowl, combine vegetable oil and egg. Whisk to combine.
  • Add vanilla extract and stir.
  • Mix in the dry ingredients to the wet part by part followed by adding the hot water and mix well.
  • This batter is very thin and is of pourable consistency.
  • Pour into the paper lines cups, filling almost till the top.
  • Bake for 22 - 25 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted in the center comes out clean
  • I got about 16 cup cakes. Since I don’t have a muffin tray here, I used stronger paper cups as is. And was afraid if the cups will deform too much if filled full, so filled about 3/4th and they baked fine.
  • They were done in about 22 min. May take slightly longer if filling full
 Source: Versatile Kitchen, again!


  1. Cupcakes looks damn addictive and super moist.

  2. Sumana,
    I am feeling proud of you. You are taking full advantage of your free time and the full sized oven. I am sure by the time you go back home, Deepak will have to make sure he gets you a bigger oven or you will stay back where you are right now. And I see you have started shopping for props too. You have come halfway, come off to U.S. It will be fun.

    1. He he he... Thank you, Champa! All thanks to ur recipes :) When i bake something new, Deepak asks 'Is this from Champa or Rowjee (meaning Suma?' I'm loving baking! And my grocery shopping never ends without visiting the baking ing/equipment section :)

  3. The cakes look so decadent and inviting

  4. They look brilliant... do you have an eggless version?

    1. Thanks Sup! Yes, you can use this one - http://sumscuisine.blogspot.se/2011/12/eggless-chocolate-walnut-cake.html without the topping. Works great as cup cakes too. My most fav and hit eggless cake recipe.. Love it because it is not too heavy as a condensed milk version. Try it out.. you'll like it.


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