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Chocolate Cupcake


Daughter wanted to have some cake so prepared these cupcakes which i had come upon this blog some days back. This recipe is surely a keeper, the cupcakes turned out to be soft and moist  and very light. Loved the cakes and will be preparing these in the days to come as well. Getting chocolate chips in Mysore was a hard thing, but finally found a supplier who stocks everything from dark chocolates to chips to chocolate vermicelli. so I add them to all my cakes and cookies now.

This is a very simple cake recipe which I have prepared in my muffin cups. It is just mixing your dry ingredients with wet ingredients and it also doesn’t use any butter.

Chocolate Cupcakes

Yields 10 Cupcakes


11/2 cup All purpose flour

1/2 cup sugar

1/3 cup sugar

1tsp soda

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp baking Powder

1 tsp Instant coffee powder

1/4 cup chocolate chips

1 cup cold water

1/4 cup oil

1tsp vanilla extract

2 tbsp molasses 


Preheat oven for 10 mins at 180c

Grease and flour your muffin cups

Sift flour, Powdered sugar, soda, baking powder, cocoa, salt and coffee. Mix nicely and add chocolate chips.

In a separate bowl mix water, oil and vanilla.

I have never heard of molasses earlier but after doing some Google search i substituted it with 2 tbsp brown sugar mixed nicely in 1 tbsp water till smooth.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix nicely till a smooth batter is formed.

Pour the batter into your cups and bake it for 20 mins at 180c.

Cool on a wire rack and serve warm.


You can prepare this in a regular cake pan as well.

Serve warm with a dollop of vanilla ice cream and a splash of chocolate sauce Yum!

Baking · Chocolate · Cupcakes/Muffins

Chocolate Muffins

2 post in a day…….but i had to share this with you all as this was the 1st time i was baking muffins and was so very very happy that i at last made muffins at home. I have wanted to bake them from a long time but i dint have a muffin tray available here, so some days back I laid my hands on the individual aluminium muffins molds, and was so happy to buy them. I have had muffins at cafe coffee day and love their chocolate muffins which contains the right amount of sugar and not too overly sweet.

This  is a site I came across when i was looking for the meaning of muffins and how they are different from cake and the site  has a variety of muffins recipes as well. Do hop over there to have a look. I wanted to prepare chocolate muffins only and had a recipe shared by my neighbor long back. but the recipe she had shared contained eggs so i made some changes to it to prepare a eggless one and oh boy I was so happy with the final outcome of the muffin. The muffins were moist and tender and were yumilicious.

Here goes the recipe do try it out…..

Chocolate Muffins


11/2 cup All purpose flour

1 tsp Baking Powder

1/4 tsp Baking soda

3 Tbsp Cocoa Powder

4 Tbsp Brown Sugar

60 gms Butter

1/2 cup milk  + 2 tbsp

11/2 tsp vinegar

1/2 cup Shredded Dark chocolate.


Grease the muffin molds and preheat oven at 180c for 10 mins

Sieve flour , baking powder, baking soda and cocoa powder in a bowl

Melt butter in a pan , add milk and more than 1/4  cup chocolate and brown sugar.

whisk nicely till the chocolate has completely melted, and when cooled add vinegar.

Mix the dry Ingredients to it and fold gently. now add the remaining chocolate and fold again.

Do not over mix this and this wont be like a regular cake batter. If u find some light traces of dry flour it is ok i guess.

U cant pour the batter into the moulds as the batter is very thick so spoon it into the muffin moulds with  the help of a big spoon

Bake the muffins for 25 mins at 180c,  you can also insert a toothpick at this stage and see that it comes out clean.

Serve warm and they will taste delicious.

They turned out to be moist and buttery.


The originally recipe had called for 1 egg but i replaced it with 1/4 tsp soda and 11/2 tsp vinegar and 2 tbsp extra milk.

If u have chocolate chips on hand u can add them instead of the shredded dark chocolate.

You can make 6 muffins with them.

I spooned very little batter in the moulds , next time I will fill them till more than half .

The muffins may not like they have risen nicely, but that was due to the small qty of batter in the molds.

I was very happy with result and recipe is a keeper for sure, maybe i should try the same recipe to make a chocolate loaf cake………