Monday, 13 February 2012

Chocolate Cupcakes



I prepared these cupcakes for my hubby’s Birthday. At first I didn’t want to publish the recipe as I posted few cake recipes recently. Anyway because it is almost Valentine’s Day & these are matching with the theme, I finally decided to post the recipe.

Earlier I had a plan to bake a cake for his birthday, but I couldn’t find much free time as my exam date is almost near. These cupcakes didn’t get much of my time & the method I used to decorate is so simple & interesting.


Here is the recipe for basic chocolate cupcakes.

Ingredients (6 nos)
75 g Butter in room temperature
75g sugar
75g flour sieved
1 eggs in room temperature
1 tbspn cocoa powder
1 tsp Baking powder
½ tsp vanilla essence

Method
Preheat oven for 350F.Line the baking pan with cupcake liners.
In a bowl combine flour, cocoa powder & baking powder, swift them & keep aside.
Beat butter & sugar together in low speed for 2 minutes. Then gradually add egg for this mixture and mix in high speed for about 2 minutes until the batter become smooth.
Then add vanilla essence,
Also gradually add flour while beating.
Once it becomes a smooth batter, fill the cupcake liners with batter. Fill upto ¾ of the cup.
Bake for about 20 to 25 mins  or until a tooth pick inserted to cake comes out clean.

Decorating


I used stencil method to decorate these cupcakes. Major reason is I want to control sugar consumption & I found this method while browsing.

The other reason is this method is quick & easy .Also no much utensils to clean :)


First I cut heart shapes using a paper.(A cookie cutter was helpful to draw it faster)
Then kept all hearts on top of cupcakes.


Sift some icing sugar on them.


Remove the stencil carefully.



Yes, they were decorated!!
And more excitingly, he enjoyed the taste of them as the cupcakes were not very sweet after decorating.


Goes to event  Decorating Challenge-Valentine's Day Ideas





Linking with,
Theme Baker's Sunday

Monday events linked here

Wednesday Events
Lets cook for Valentine's (Chocolate/Hearts)
Cakes,cookies & Desserts

Linking with 
  RecipeLion Blog Hop 

I normally link up with the parties linked in my Events list
If you host a party,dont forget to list there..

Linked with Dish for Loved ones





25 comments:

  1. so cute!! I love the way you decorated them!

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  2. I'm already feeling the romance in the air! Lovely, Ash! Happy V-day!

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  3. yummy cupcake....great way of decorating...

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  4. What a nice way of making hearts! I loved your mould style...the cup cakes look just so perfect for the theme. :)

    You can link them too to my event; looks you are the one who's making the most of Valentine's. :)

    Ongoing Event: Cakes, Cookies and Desserts
    http://anjali-cooklog.blogspot.com/2012/02/announcing-my-first-event-cakes-cookies.html

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  5. This dessert looks great! I would love it if you linked up this recipe to my blog hop for a chance to win a cookbook prize package: http://bit.ly/wJSl1h

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  6. So cute inviting you to send them to lets cook for valentine chocolate and hearts event@ simply.food

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  7. They are beautiful, Amy and you just did the right thing by sharing it - what would have been more perfect for valentine's Day after all?!?:)Hope you have a great time and cute cupcakes dear!

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  8. very delicious cupcakes..love the cute hearts!!

    Erivum Puliyum

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  9. They look fantastic, very pretty cakes, I was not able to see your blog in the morning, some problem, now I checked, inally able to see it..

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  10. What beautiful cupcakes for your hubby! I'd say that he's a lucky man!!!

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  11. Thanks for lightening up my event with your cute hearts. :)

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  12. wow, the cupcakes look so amazing and love your design.

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  13. These cupcakes look tasty and I love the two different heart designs.

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  14. Fanastic cupcakes !! Loved the awesome designs !! Thanks for linking to the event !!

    Ongoing Event - CC-Dish For Loved Ones

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  15. So Sweet,love the idea with the heart shape...Thanks for linking up to Creative Mondays :)

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  16. I love icing sugar/stencil decorating. They look lovely!

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  17. They look awesome

    http://carabossesbakeshop.blogspot.com/

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  18. Hi. I'm visiting from Creative Monday's and I love the little heart. Looks perfect!

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  19. Mmmm
    I LOVE cupcakes (obviously)! Thanks for linking up!!

    Jamie
    For Love of Cupcakes

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  20. LOVE :D them. thanks for linking up to BeColorful's Motivated Monday.
    Pam

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  21. Amy, thanks for the 3 nice links to Food on Friday. Have a great week.

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  22. these are truly the beautiful cupcakes ever <3

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