Sunday, May 13, 2012

Classic Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting

My mom has a very old recipe for a chocolate cake that I remember her making when I was a little girl. I modified it a little bit to make these cupcakes. For me, a chocolate cake recipe will always be this one - therefore the "classic". :)

For the cupcakes:

1 1/2 cups Flour (Can use whole-wheat instead of Maida)
1 1/4 cups Sugar
1/2 cup Oil or Butter
2 Eggs
2 tsp heaped Baking Powder
Pinch of Salt
3/4 cup Water
1 tsp Coffee Powder
1/2 cup Cocoa Powder


1. Heat water, add the coffee and cocoa powders. Wait for it to cool.
2. Cream fat and sugar, add eggs and beat.
3. Add (flour, baking powder, salt) and liquid chocolate mixture alternately.
4. Bake at 150-180 Celsius till a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

For the icing:

4 tbsp Butter
1/3 cup Cocoa Powder
1 1/2 cup Powdered Sugar
3 tbsp Milk
1 tbsp Vanilla essence

Melt butter, stir in the Cocoa till smooth. Alternate sugar and milk, add the vanilla. Keep stirring till mixture comes together as a smooth icing. Spoon onto cooled cupcakes and top with colourful candy or chopped walnuts.

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