Monday, March 14, 2011

Quick Chocolate Cupcakes

My younger one who turned 4 this weekend wanted a princess cake. I had neither the time nor the energy to make it. I had to convince her on these cupcakes.
She ate the cupcake and after couple of hours, started crying that I didn't make her a big princess cake. So, I have to make one more cake when I feel up to it.
Quick Chocolate Cupcake

One Year back - Eggless Chocolate Sourcream Pound Cake.
Adapted from here.
Ingredients:
All purpose flour - 1 1/4 cups
Unsweetened cocoa - 1/4 cup
Baking Soda - 1/2 tsp
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Sugar - 1 cup
Egg - 1 Large
Vanilla extract - 2 tsp
Vegetable Oil - 1/2 cup
Hot water - 3/4 cup

Frosting:
Refer to this post.
Quick Chocolate Cupcake

Method:
Preheat the oven to 350 F. Line a 12 cup muffin pan with liners. I usually spray the paper cups with vegetable oil spray, but is optional. In a bowl, combine all the dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, salt, sugar, cocoa). Whisk together well. If there are lumps in the cocoa, sift it to remove them.
Quick Chocolate Cupcake

In another bowl, combine vegetable oil and egg. Whisk to combine. Add vanilla extract and stir. Dump 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. Take the batter in a measuring cup and pour into the paper lines cups. It almost fills till the top. Don't worry. It will bake up just fine. Bake for 22 - 25 minutes (Source said it would be done in 18 - 20 minutes, but they were not done at 20 minutes) or until a tooth pick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Quick Chocolate Cupcake
Cool in the pan for 10 minutes and then remove carefully and let it cool on wire rack. Frost as desired. I frosted mine with my usual buttercream and decorated with some sprinkles.
Quick Chocolate Cupcake

Quick Chocolate Cupcake

Enjoy. Pin It

30 comments:

  1. I am in chocolate heaven...They are super cute and I bet super-delicious!

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  2. Beautiful presentation....love u r cake

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  3. The chocolate cake is looking so inviting. Belated happy birthday to ur little one, hope the kids enjoyed it thoroughly....cheers !

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  4. the cupcakes look fantastic...I know how kids are when we don't make/get what they want!
    Belated Happy Birthday to ur lil one!
    Smitha
    Smitha's Spicy Flavors

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  5. Nice presentation! Belated happy b'day to your daughter!

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  6. Delicious looking cup cakes,love them any time, perfect icing,very professional.

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  7. Awesome clicks !! pretty and perfect cup cakes !!

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  8. looks yumm.love the clicks..quite tempting..

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  9. OMG! Cupcakes look so yum and cute. Would definitely try out your method.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  10. so tempting and sinful are the clicks. makes me want to grab it.

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  11. Loved those cakes,papercups with smileys on it and d cake stand an dmore importantly icing...looks perfect..

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  12. I echo ur sentiments about kids flashing the latest gadgets! U bet our kids are spoiled for food, my son asks me for desert after dinner everyday(of course I can't afford to feed him or us that on a daily basis)

    The sprinkles on the cupcakes look so very cute!

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  13. Belated Happy birthday to the little one...

    Very right of her to demand a fully decorated, special cake for her... Not fair of you, esp you, to get on with just cup cakes, (though the cup cakes look amazing....)
    I am with her to support in her demand for a full fledged decorated cake!!! Yes, yes, i am selfish here, as i want to drool over another lovely creation from you :)

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  14. Happy birthday to your daughter champa..these cupcakes are so cute.

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  15. Belated Birthday wishes to your little one....post the next cake too :) these looks awesome ...I agree with you ..I think kids are given too many things at younger ages..I see kids here playing ps3 always ....

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  16. Happy Birthday to your daughter Champa.

    I wish I was there if not anything just eat these cakes.

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  17. Beautiful cupcakes! Ur kids will be proud of you when they grow up.. U have been stuffing them with all these goodies..:)

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  18. What lovely cup cakes! Beautiful presentation and looks very much kids friendly.

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  19. Looks delicious and the cupcakes seem really easy too...

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  20. Happy b'day to ur daughter dear...
    love this cup cakes and cute presentation...

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  21. cute n delicious cupcake...

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  22. I am sure you are really convincing, if you convinced a 4 yr. old girl out of princess cake, but then for me, a chocolate cupcake is always to die for :)

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  23. I can see my son doing the exact same thing. Enjoy the chocolate cupcake and later sit and cry abt the princess cake. Kids are funny sometimes.
    Cupcakes look super yummy. I try to bake something for my son's b'day every year. Makes me feel that I'm doing some thing special even with my limited skills.

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  24. Hello,Thanks a ton for the lovely and detailed baking recipes you have kept...I vist your blog very often, infact daily 2-3 times and just read everything....you write very nicely, and ofcourse I try the recipes too...especially cakes and bakes since, I am very new to this..everytime, everything has comeout well!! but I couldnot comment since I was browsing from my phone and it was very difficult to comment from there..
    I feel very bad that I am very late in thanking you for doing such a nice job and also, making me a proud mom infront of my two kids...infact, my 7 yr old son himself tried ur easy vanilla cake and shared it happily and proudly with 3 other families...
    Thanks a lot...
    Meena.

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  25. Meena,
    Thank you so much for kind words.

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  26. Hi Champa! Made this today and it came out very well :) All your recipes are so well explained and makes it so easy to follow :) Thanks again!!

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    1. Thanks Sumana for the feedback. I am sure you are enjoying your full sized oven now.

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    2. I sure am! But just the two of us to finish it :(

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