Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Chocolate Cup Cake

Happy Valentine's day in Advance... :) Everywhere the Valentine fever is spreading like anything... So it attacked me too... :) I visited a near by shop to get the valentine cards for my daughter's school and got surprised with the variety of decoration items and other items for valentines day....So grabbed few for her and the cup cake pan for myself....
Valentines day card for school??? Yes... They are having party this Friday.. :) I knew about valentine's day only in my middle school days, that too as lover's day. Only when I grew and moved to upper grades ,I came to know about the word "Valentine"... But today in pre-school my daughter is talking about valentine's day and the party. Is this called a generation gap?

 Ok.. lets get into the recipe... After searching a lot in internet finally I decided to make these chocolate cup cakes ...I am dedicating these cakes to all my lovable and dear ones.... Please accept and enjoy the cakes...

Recipe source: Joy of Baking

I didn't make the frosting per this recipe, as i was having some ready to use frosting tube.
I tried to follow the exact measurements and the preparation methods... It turned out so well... My daughter is yet to taste the cake, she slept before it cools down. My husband told it tastes wonderful. I will taste it with my daughter tomorrow...And update my comments on it. :)))


Ingredients:

All purpose / maida flour - 1 and 1/3 cups
sugar - 1 cup
unsalted butter - 1/2 cup / 8 tbsp (at room temperature)
Eggs- 2
cocoa powder- 1/2 cup (I used Hersheys's Natural)
hot/ boiling water - 1 cup
baking powder - 2 tea spoons
vanilla extract- 2 tea spoons
salt - 1/4 tea spoon

Yields: I made 12 cup cakes with the size of the mold I have. the no of cakes will differ based on the size of the cup cake pan you use.

Oven preparation:

Preheat the oven for 375F.
Grease the cup cake mold or place the paper liners in it.

 Preparation:

1.Boil a cup of water and add the cocoa to it, mix well, switch off the flame and let it cool down to room temperature.
2.in a bowl, add flour, salt and baking powder and mix well
3.In another mixing bowl, beat butter till it is frothy.
4.Now mix sugar and mix well.
5. Add eggs and beat them well along with the sugar and butter.
6.Then add the vanilla extract , flour and mix well.
7. Now it will be little tight dough. Then add the chocolate mix to this dough and mix well.
8. Then transfer them to the cup cake liners and fill it only till 3/4 of the cup.
9. Bake it for 15 - 20 minutes (it took 16 minutes for me) in 375F.
10 Insert a tooth pick and check whether it is done or not. If the tooth pick doesn't come out clean, bake for another 5 minutes.

let it cool down completely, then do the frosting as per your choice.






Thank you for bearing with my cake decoration ":P"




Sending this recipe to

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