Chocolate Cupcakes for my kids

by anamika on August 22, 2012

in Baking, Kids Recipes

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Chocolate Cupcakes - Kids RecipeChocolate Cupcakes – Kids Recipe

I use to always fear baking till┬áI finally decided nothing is impossible, if rest can bake why can’t I :). A struggling mom who is always occupied to keep the kids happy all the time is what I am these days. I started with few basic cakes and cookies recipes. My kids love my M&M cookies and chocolate chip cookies the most along with the Oats & Prunes Cake. The other day my daughter came to me and said she wants to eat some nice chocolate cupcakes, when I told her that I don’t┬áknow how to┬ábake real nice cupcakes she said Maa please call up Riana’s mom (her best friend in school) and take her recipe, she makes awesome cupcakes. My daughter had enjoyed her cupcakes on Riana’s birthday last year and the impact of those cupcakes on my daughter was so high that she till date recalls them.

Chocolate Cupcakes - Kids Recipe

Chocolate Cupcakes - Kids Recipe

What was my next step – simple, pick up my mobile and call up my Riana’s mom for the delicious cupcake recipe. Thank you Anu for sharing┬áthe recipe┬áwith me, it was a double bonus, one I got the recipe and with the recipe┬áI also got some nice colorful paper bake cups :).

Chocolate Cupcakes - Kids Recipe

Chocolate Cupcakes - Kids Recipe

The original recipe is with instant coffee and┬ábut since we making these for our kids, coffee was smartly replaced with cocoa powder. The result was nice, brown, spongy cupcakes. I was too excited with the cupcakes being baked nicely in my oven because I had my due share of baking cupcake failures in the past and this was one BIG thing for me…lol!!!! Will experiment with this recipe by adding fruits or nuts to it next time.

Chocolate Cupcakes - Kids Recipe

The result was both my kids loved it and enjoyed the cupcakes, to make them more interesting I topped those with few chocolate chips and colored sprinklers. Next time will try my hands on topping them with some nice chocolate icing…..after all I can BAKE now :) !!!!!

So no more wait, lets jump to the recipe, which is so easy and at the same time delicious……

Chocolate Cupcakes - Kids Recipe

Chocolate Cupcakes for my kids

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Chocolate Cupcakes for my kids

Ingredients

  • - Butter - 3/4 th cup
  • - Sugar - 1 cup
  • - Eggs - 3
  • - All- Purpose Flour - 1 3/4 cups
  • - Baking Powder - 2 teaspoons
  • - Salt - 1/4 teaspoon
  • - Cocoa Powder - 2 tablespoons
  • - Warm Milk - 2/3 cup

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 175 C.
  2. Take a medium bowl and beat butter and sugar for 5 -8 mins or until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.
  3. Sift flour, baking powder,salt and cocoa powder into another medium bowl. Add in flour mixture to sugar mixture and warm milk too, beat until blended well. Pour batter into the paper bake cups filling only half with the help of the spoon.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 20 mins, depends oven to oven so keep checking after 20 min if the cupcakes leave the edges and are brown from top.
  5. Insert a wooden tooth pick, if from centre it comes out clean means it done.
  6. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  7. Top with chocolate flakes or sprinklers of your choice.
  8. Delicious cupcakes are ready to serve.

Enjoy these delicious Chocolate cupcakes with your kids and family :)!

 

 

{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

Sanoli Ghosh August 22, 2012 at 11:36 PM

Excellent baked cupcakes. So soft, I can see spongy pores inside it. Bookmarked it.

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madcookingfusions August 23, 2012 at 2:05 PM

hey thanks Sanoli for your comments, sure to try them at your leisure :).

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Your Cookery Book August 23, 2012 at 2:39 AM

Perfectly baked choco cupcakes!!!

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madcookingfusions August 23, 2012 at 2:04 PM

thank you YCB :)

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shama August 23, 2012 at 4:44 PM

delicious …inviting you to join in Fast Food event – Noodles

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madcookingfusions August 23, 2012 at 9:36 PM

thank you shama :). Moving on to visit your event now! Thanks for inviting me.

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Nupur August 23, 2012 at 6:17 PM

can you bake in microwave too with convection mode

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madcookingfusions August 23, 2012 at 9:34 PM

Hi Nupur, I have never tried baking in microwave except once or twice and it was a flop for me, since then always used oven for perfect baking. Many bakers do bake in convection mode too and it comes out good for them but never for me. This recipe of cupcakes is baked in oven.

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Aimee August 26, 2012 at 5:11 PM

This is actually more like a muffin consistency. A cupcake is usually MUCH more crumbly with a swirl of frosting on top, they are made in a certain way. A muffin is what you have made here; they are denser and are made in a completely different way. They don’t usually have icing.

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madcookingfusions August 26, 2012 at 9:05 PM

Thank you Aimee for sharing your views out here, ever since I have started learning baking, I have been always too curious to know the difference between a muffin and a cupcake simply because to me they both looked the same. However after reading a lot and trying my hands on few baking recipes I am pretty clear about this controversial topic. I am sure there must be some technical difference that a pastry chef can explain in detail better. I am sharing out here whatever little I have known about these two cute little ÔÇ£MUFFCAKEÔÇØ as I may term them now :). Cupcakes are made of cake, whereas muffins are quick breads. Muffins are much denser than cupcakes which are light and airy. Cupcakes (traditionally) have frosting on top, while muffins have no frosting, however if we top our cupcakes with some sprinklers too in place of a frosting, it still remains a cupcake to me because it has been prepared with a cake batter and is a mini cake.

The recipe I adapted out here is shared by a friend, taken from a baking book for cakes,I have used the recipe of Coffee Layer Cake and converted it into a chocolate mini cake ÔÇô cupcake using cocoa powder in place of instant coffee since I was baking this for my kids. So next time I bake cupcakes I will surely do some nice lovely tempting frosting too :).

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dassana August 29, 2012 at 9:12 PM

the texture of the cupcakes are looking good. plan to make an eggless one soon.

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madcookingfusions August 30, 2012 at 9:36 AM

thank you Dassana, looking forward to your eggless version :)

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madcookingfusions August 9, 2013 at 9:36 AM

Thank you :)

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