Thursday 14 February 2013

Chocolate Cupcakes

Wishing you all a Very Happy Valentine’s Day!

This perfect chocolate cupcake is very rich, soft and best treat for chocolate lovers. 

Yield: 20 - 22 muffins

Recipe adapted from Hershey's


All purpose flour – 1¾ cups 
Sugar – 2 cups (powdered)
Baking powder – 1½ tsp 
Baking soda - 1½ tsp 
Salt – ½ tsp 
Cocoa powder - ¾ cup 
Vegetable oil –½ cup 
Egg – 2 
Milk – 1 cup 
Hot Water-  ¾ cup 
Vanilla essence - 2 tsp 


Preheat oven to 180 deg C. 

Line the cups of a muffin pan with paper liners. In a medium bowl, sift together flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Keep aside. 

In a separate bowl add oil, egg, milk and vanilla essence and blend until it is combined well. 

Mix the dry ingredients into wet mixture and beat on medium until combined.  Then, stir in hot water (this batter will be thin). 

Spoon the mixture into the muffin cups, filling each  about 2/3rd of a cup.

Bake at 180 deg C for 20 to 25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of a muffin comes out clean. 

Remove the pan from the oven and let stand for 1 to 2 minutes, and then transfer the muffins with their paper cups to a wire rack.

Enjoy with your favourite frosting. 


I don't prefer frosting because there is already enough sweet to relish, so I just sprinkled some icing sugar in the heart stencil for valentine day spirit!

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  1. Pretty cupcakes for Val :) love the heart design on top... Happy Valentine's Day :)

  2. lovely cupcakes...
    Happy Valentines Day!

  3. Wow cute and delectable cup cakes dear :) Happy Valentine's day!!

  4. Beautiful cupcakes!!love the heart flower in the backdrop too!!!

  5. Wonderful cupcakes

  6. very cute cupcakes dear :)Happy to follow you :)

  7. Cup cakes looks too cute. Love the heart shaped icing sugar on top

  8. delicious cupcakes... please mention egg substitute!!! Thanks for sending this yummy recipe to my event.. Looking for more yummy recipes...

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  9. i love cup cakes and i love decorating them check out this decoration

  10. Hi Poornima
    can u suggest me how to make cup cakes in pressure cooker.

  11. Hi, thank you for visiting my space. I didn't try yet; once i know surely i will update.


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