Diwali Recipes

Wednesday, September 5, 2012


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Cupcakes are a favorite for kids as well as adults.Cupcakes are nothing but a small portion of soft and fluffy cake that can be served with/without frosting.I have earlier posted 'Vanilla cupcakes with Butter cream frosting' which are again favorite for everyone and today, I am posting Chocolate cup cakes.These cupcakes are extremely moist and fluffy, I have prepared them many times and this recipe never failed me.
The chocolate cupcakes with the frosting is truly a delight for the kids. These are ideal for kids during bithday parties as they can decorate it as per their wish. It can also be a good decoration for parties -imagine a tower of cupcakes or any such form.
(makes around 12)
Recipe Source: Joy of Baking

1 1/3 cups (175 grams) All purpose flour
1/2 cup (113 grams) unsalted Butter*,at room temperature
1 cup (200 grams) granulated white Sugar
2 large Eggs
1/2 cup (50 grams) Dutch-processed Cocoa powder
1 cup (240 ml) boiling hot Water
2 teaspoons Baking powder
1/4 teaspoon Salt
2 teaspoons pure Vanilla extract

Chocolate Butter cream Frosting:
1 cup unsalted Butter*,softened
3 1/2 cups Icing sugar
1/2 cup Cocoa powder
1/2 tsp Salt
2 tsp vanilla extract
4 tbsp Milk or heavy Cream
  • Preheat oven to 375 deg F (190 deg C). Lightly butter,or line 16 muffin cups with paper liners.
  • In a small bowl mix in the cocoa powder with the boiling hot water and whisk until you get a smooth mixture.Let it cool to room temperature.
  • Sieve together the flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Then in the bowl of your electric mixer, or with a hand mixer, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add the eggs, one at a time, beating until smooth. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.Beat in the vanilla extract.
  • Add the flour mixture and beat only until incorporated. Then add the cooled cocoa mixture and stir until smooth.
  • Fill each muffin cup about two-thirds full with batter and bake for about 16 - 20 minutes or until it is risen and springy to the touch.Test it with a toothpick inserted into a cupcake comes out clean. (Do not over bake or the cupcakes will be dry.)
  • Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool. Once the cupcakes have completely cooled, frost with icing(recipe below). You can either spread the frosting on the cupcakes with a small spatula like I did or also using piping method which gives pretty patterns.
  • Decorate with various color sprinkles,m&ms,chocolate shavings,chocolate chips etc.
Cocoa Butter cream Frosting:
  • Cream butter for a few minutes in a hand mixer over medium speed.
  • Turn off the mixer and add sifted powdered sugar and cocoa into the mixing bowl.
  • Keep the mixer on the lowest speed so that the dry ingredients would not not blow everywhere.Mix with the hand mixer until the sugar and cocoa are mixed well with the butter. Now increase the mixer speed to medium and add vanilla extract, salt, and milk(or cream) and beat for 3-4 minutes until it is smooth and stiff consistency.
  • If you want still a more thick frosting add little more sugar an if you need a thin frosting add 1-2 tbsp of milk.

Serve them as a snack/dessert.You can keep them for 2 days outside and 4-5 days if refrigerated.These cupcakes were very moist and tasted really nice even if it is refrigerated.

* You can use salted butter like Amul in both the cake and butter cream recipes,in that case skip the extra salt mentioned in the recipe.

I could not control myself clicking more and posting them,how can some one resist those pretty colorful chocolate cupcakes.They were irresistible in looks as well as in taste.This is a must try cupcake for all chocolate lovers.
  1. For frosting always use Icing sugar which gives desired results.
  2. You can make Vanilla White butter cream frosting using the same recipe as cocoa butter cream frosting.Replace 1/2 cup cocoa powder with 1/2 cup Icing sugar in the recipe.

This cupcake is for you people,come on grab it soon!! Try these cupcakes at home and surprise your family and kids.


Premalatha Aravindhan said...

wow beautiful cupcakes,loved the deco...amazing clicks Prathy...

Sharmilee! :) said...

Wow looks very tempting..yummy looking cupcakes...!! Loved the frosting too!

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Wow...cute and beautiful cupcakes with yummy frosting...Lovely clicks..

Veena Theagarajan said...

Wow Very nice cup cakes..very tempting and interesting frosting too


Valarmathi Sanjeev said...

Cute and beautiful cup cakes.... looks delicious.

Sangeetha Nambi said...

Real moist cake.. Love the decor as well....

Priti S said...

Not only tasty but also pretty ...looks just so tempting

Happy Cook / Finla said...

Beautiful and yumm

Akila said...

Very tempting cupcakes

sowmya's creative saga said...

beautiful..love the decoratyion and the cake stand too..

Satrupa said...

Yummy frosting ......irresistible cupcakes :)

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

I really can't resist a classic cupcake..I love your decorations too it looks so happy! Butter frosting is the BEST with chocolate cupcakes mmm

Chitra said...

They look damn cute..loved all the clicks..

LG said...

Cup Cakes look yummo! My son says, M&M looks very attractive on the frosting. You can guess what could be his next demand!

Lubna Karim said...

Pretty cupcakes....love that frosting....they look kid friendly with colorful sprinkles....

Priya R said...

I love everyone of them, please give it to me please :P


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divya said...

Lip smashing cupcakes..looks great.

Nalini's Kitchen said...

Beautiful looking cup cakes,very tempting...nice clicks.

Archana said...

very very delicious.
Can you link them bake fest happening at my place.

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DivyaGCP said...

Beautiful cupcakes.. Yummy!! Love the clicks..

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Suja Manoj said...

Cute and yummy cupcakes,love it

Prathima Rao said...

Amazing, gorgeous, yummilicious cup cakes!!
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Shweta in the Kitchen said...

Super yummy looking cup cakes, can have one right now


Sushma Madhuchandra said...

tempting cup cakes. I normally bake them for my son. He loves it without the frosting :) Will make this version of the cup cakes sometime next week.

Priya said...

Damn cute and addictive cupcakes, am in love with that frosting.

Nagashree said...

Very tempting, love the fresh baked, just out of oven picture.

jeyashrisuresh said...

They look super cute and wonderful clicks too

S. Gathampari Harivijayaraj said...

fluffy and colourful cup cakes...

Pari Cash said...

Hi Dear, beautiful cupcakes, can i grab one? heheeh

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Anonymous said...

just baked them - best chocolate cupcakes i've ever made - added tablespoon of sour cream just because i had it in the fridge - YUM!

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