Monday, March 14, 2011

Chocolate Cupcakes


Both Mr. Husband and I are huge fans of Starbucks Chocolate Cupcakes. Paying a hefty price for them along with the calorie intake, however, often holds us back from devouring this heavenly treat.
I decided I would venture into baking cupcakes. For those of you who have been following me from the start must be aware that with trepidation, had I entered the world of baking. It was way back when that I had discovered that baking is not rocket science. But today I baked with greater confidence.
Although Mr. Husband had apprehensions over my baking skills, I managed to get him to come around. He pitched in with the beating and measurements and deserves the credit for the outcome as much as I do.  Delighted with the results, we'd recommend this recipe to any newbie baker. This recipe will drift you away to chocolate paradise.

Ingredients:
  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened or melted
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup milk
  • Store bought Frosting and Decoration sprinkles (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a muffin pan with paper or foil liners. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well with each addition, then stir in the vanilla. Add the flour mixture alternately with the milk; beat well. Fill the muffin cups 1/2 full.
  3. Bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean. 
  4. Frost with chocolate favorite frosting when cool.
  5. Sprinkle decoration on top.
Crazy about cakes!

10 comments:

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow...delectable looking cupcakes....

Hetal Patel said...

hmm.....yummy cupcakes !!

Hetal Patel said...
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Priyanka Agrawal said...

thanks, Lubna

Prathibha said...

Those cupcakes look delectable dear...Wish I could grab one or two from d screen...:)
Every comment of urs make me feel good dear....again thanks a lot 4 ur lovely comments..hmm I can say complements...

Meetee said...

wow...tempting :)

Hetal Patel said...

hay priyanka....I tried your cupcakes....it was really delicious ....keep it up !!

Priyanka Agrawal said...

@lubna, thanks dear. so nice to see u again over here. keep visiting!!

@hetal: thankq jee for the testimonial :) :) it will serve as a reaffirm to my readers ;)

@prathu: u deserve it dear. ur blog is too good.

@meetee: come over for some

Now Serving said...

Thanks for the entry dear - looks delicious, following you too:)

Priyanka Agrawal said...

u r welcome and feel free to send smthing my way for the garnishing event i am hosting, if u will :)

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