Monday, October 4, 2010

Chocolate Cupcakes

Today we would like to share a great news with you all,well not all, since we had this updated in Facebook on Friday. Sunitha won this month's DMBLGIT under the category 'Originality.'

If you are not familiar, DMBGLIT expanded is "does my blog looks good in this" and is considered as the one of the most prestigious awards among food bloggers. Sunitha is creative and I think this picture is a perfect example.

If you haven't had a chance to visit her personal blog ,here is a link, where she shares her crochet and art work. I consider myself lucky to have a friend like you, Sunitha.Hugs !

Friends, please join me in congratulating Sunitha on her wonderful achievement !

Chocolate Cupcakes

This virtual treat is for you buddy :-)

Chocolate Cupcakes

Do you notice the silly bands in this pic ? My daughter's latest craze !

Chocolate Cupcakes

Ingredients:

Flour- 1 1/3 cup
Baking powder- 1 1/2 tsp
Cocoa Powder(preferably dutch processed)- 1/2 cup
Boiling water- 1 cup
Salted Butter- 1/2 cup
Eggs- 2
Pure Vanilla Extract- 2 tsp

Method:

1.Whisk the flour and baking powder in a mixing bowl.
2.Preheat the oven at 375 degree F.Grease muffin pans with butter or line with paper liners.
3.Mix the boiling water and cocoa, mix well till there is no lumps.Let it cool
4.Beat the butter and sugar until smooth.Add the eggs ,one at a time and beat well to mix in.
5.Add the vanilla extract and mix.
6.Now beat in cooled cocoa mix into this and mix everything.
7.Fold in the flour mixture into this and spoon out into the muffin pan.
8.Bake for about 15-16 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
9.Frost with your favorite icing. I did buttercream frosting since my daughter wanted to have her favorite colors.

For Buttercream Frosting:

Confectioner's sugar- 1 1/2 cup
Butter- 4 Tbsp
Milk- 2-3 Tbsp
Pure Vanilla extract- 1/2 tsp
Food color

Mix the butter and sugar by beating well.Add milk and vanilla and mix again.Add the food color if you are adding any, mix and frost the cupcakes

Chocolate Cupcakes

Notes:

1.If you are using unsalted butter add about 1/3 tsp salt.
2.This yields about 18 cupcakes.

Recipe Adapted from : Joy of baking
Contributor: Namitha

45 comments:

  1. Congrats Sunitha!......and that is a beautiful n colorful cupcake...

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  2. Wow those cupcakes look so cute...

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  3. Congrats Sunitha ..Its indeed a great achievement...

    Cup cakes looks lovely...

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  4. Wow congrats sunita.. wish u many more like this and the cupcakes looks super cute dear.

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  5. chocolate cupcakes looks delicious and cute.

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  6. Congratulations! Yummy cupcakes :)

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  7. Chocolate cupcakes looks so yummy and colorful too.

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  8. Congratulations Sunita, cupcakes look adorable, n the silly bands....i know some grown ups who are crazy about them for real :)

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  9. CONGRATS on DMBLGIT - both of you, because you both churn out such good work. Now if only you hadn't added those silly bands in the pic, I HATE them, mainly because I am JEALOUS I didn't have the brains to INVENT them and become a millionaire! !

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  10. Congrats on DMBLGIT
    these cupcakes looks delicious

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  11. congrats friends, perfect treat, looks yummy

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  12. Pretty cup cakes..congrats guys....

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  13. Congrats Sunita, u truly deserve it..Cute looking cupcakes with beautiful frosting..awesome!

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  14. Many congratulations on your well-deserved award, Sunitha and Namitha..

    Cup cakes kidilan aayittundu, Nami..Meenunte silly bands rasamundu..Nalla colorful pictures!!

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  15. Congrats again Sunitha...well deserved!
    The cups look really beautiful and frosting is sooo yummy! And the bands are sooo cute!

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  16. Congrats Sunitha, how sweet of you make those beautiful cupcakes :)

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  17. Congrats Sunitha , great achievement.
    Cup cakes look cute and gorgeous.

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  18. Congrats Sunitha..that's a wonderful achievement dear
    Cup cakes looks so adorable..beautiful frosting..

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  19. Congrats Sunitha..well deserved!
    Cupcakes look adorable n delicious!

    US Masala

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  20. Congrats Sunitha.....the cupcakes are the best treat for this occassion and looks super cute....

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  21. Heartiest Congratulations to Sunitha! She deserved it...the photograph was just awesome! :D

    Cuppies looks cute Nami! :)

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  22. very cute cupcakes...
    How did you make the buttercream icing ?

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  23. Congratulations Sunitha! It looks wonderful!

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  25. Thanks everyone !
    @Somoo : I have updated it in the post :-) Thanks for reminding :-)

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  26. COngrats Sunitha!! Love your creativity dear...Bands look super cool and so are the photos
    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  27. Cutie pie Cup Cakes... nd congo's to Sunitha :) :)

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  28. Congrats! The cupcakes are pretty and spongy!

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  29. congrats to sunitha and i adore ur friendship.
    cup cake came out perfect and looks very cute.nice clicks

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  30. congrats!! the cupcakes are pretty and cute

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  31. Congrats,cupcake looks very beautiful...

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  32. congrats on the DMBLGIT sunitha...
    the cupcakes look cute and you know what i kinda like those bands in the foreground:)

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  33. such cute looking cupcakes,..
    congartulations to Sunita

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  34. the cup cakes do look beautiful and delicious!

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  35. wat a yummy treat to eyes...truly u r talented dear...

    Tasty Appetite

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  36. wow looks grt congratssss sunitha

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  37. Congrats to her and love the cup cake.

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  38. wow....i m a fan of cupcakes n muffins....for this too.....

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  39. Congrats Sunitha...

    Nami the cup cakes looks delicious.. next time try cheyyuthu aanu.. Ente chocolate cake nte hang over ethu vare theernnilla.. :)

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  40. Congrats sunitha..keep up the good work!! nami chocolate cake kandittu kothi varunnu..yummyy!!

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  41. Thanks everyone for joining me in wishing Sunitha :-)

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  42. Thanks for the frosting info. I still havent ever made it, will let you know if I try it.

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  43. Cute and lovely cupcakes...looks perfect...nice presentation too

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