Monday, July 2, 2012

Dark Fantasy Cup Cakes - Eggless & Low fat

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Chocolate and baking cures pain!

You really need to believe me!! I met with a kitchen disaster last Wednesday and have been kind of facing pain and was out of the kitchen for almost a week. Felt so bored and couldn't resist being away from my kitchen and my blog. I hardly got any mails and queries and that's when I realized how addicted or rather attached to my blog I am.

After having a pretty bad hot sambhar bath on my legs, I choose to start off again with a safer mode of cooking and took up the oven for baking some delicious cakes that will bring me back to mood.

The mood was set to bake but had hardly any ingredients like eggs or condensed milk at home. So I choose the simplest recipe and the cake came out at its best. It was dark, moist, sweet and super soft. The dense texture as well as the light coffee cream icing made it more delicious and filling too :)

This dark fantasy cup cakes are one of my best eggless creations for sure :) Patting my back for the come back recipe :)

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Ingredients:

All purpose flour (maida) - 7 tblsp
Wheat flour - 2 tblsp
Cocoa powder - 5 tblsp
Powdered sugar - 10 tblsp
Cooking soda - 1 tsp
Cooking oil (groundnut / sunflower / canola) - 6 tblsp
Milk - 10 tblsp

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Method:

Sieve maida, wheat flour, powdered sugar, cocoa powder and cooking soda together.

Take it in a mixing bowl. Add milk and oil to it and beat well with hand beater. The batter should be smooth without lumps. It should be in pouring consistency.

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Preheat oven to 180°C. Line the muffin tray with liners.

Fill muffin cups with batter almost full leaving just 2 mm from the top and bake it for 18-20 mins at 180°C. Adjust the time according to your oven settings.

Check if cooked by inserting a skewer in the center. Once done, allow it to cool on a wire rack for a while.

This quantity makes exactly 6 dense and beautifully puffed up cupcakes.

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Coffee cream:

Beat fresh cream until stiff peaks form.

Take 1 tsp of instant coffee powder and mix it in 1 tblsp of warm water.

Fold in the coffee mixture into the cream and pipe it on the cup cakes.

Grate some dark chocolate (Bonneville) and sprinkle on top.

Enjoy the delicious dark fantasy cup cakes :)

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Tips:

Allow the cup cakes to completely cool down before you do the icing.

Refrigerate the cake before serving for best results and delicious chill dessert.

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Written by: Nithya
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30 comments:

Sharmilee! :) said...

Cant take my eyes off....beautiful clicks and yummy looking cupcakes!

spusht said...

Ouch. Sorry to hear ... that must have been bad :(

This is a wonderful quick recipe for cupcakes. Short & sweet.

And the pictures in this moody setting, fantastic!

Recipe world said...

Yummy bake! Just can't resist myself from having them!

Cheers!
Vani

Ongoing Event: Love Lock With Juices & Milkshakes

PriyaVaasu said...

Ouch girl, hot sambhar bath, that too in tis wonderful climate!!!! Cup Cakes look damn tempting!!!!! Hope your mood is up!!

Sindu Anand said...

luks absolutly stunning ;) gona try soon :) hey nitya can yu post a garlic bread recipe ????

Lakshmi Venkatesh said...

very beautiful clicks. Looks superb.

Lakshmi Venkatesh said...

Beautiful Clicks. Looks gorgeous.

Torviewtoronto said...

flavourful delicious cupcakes look wonderful

Turmeric n Spice said...

So sorry to hear about your mishap !! Hope u recover soon !!

The cupcakes look divinely delicious !

Square Meals said...

Hope you are recovering well. The cupcakes look gorgeous. This is the perfect come back recipe :-).

Aparna

Divya Kudua said...

Moist and dark cupcakes look spectacular Nithi.Take good care of yourself and eat an extra cupcake for me:)

PJ said...

Gorgeous cupcake Nithya.Bookmarked.
Hope you are better now.Take care dear...

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

Gorgeous cupcakes. Hope you are feeling better !!

jeyashrisuresh said...

mouthwatering cupcakes and can't take eyes from the clicks. Take good care

Sangeetha Nambi said...

Drool-worthy.... Beautiful cupcakes in fantastic clicks..

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runnergirlinthekitchen.blogspot.com said...

love the cupcakes, they are soo tempting!My first visit to your blog and love the clicks and the recipes.
Do drop in a visit at my space as well.
Cheers

Rashmi Tambe said...

Tempting cup cakes! planning to make it this weekend!! BTW, which brand of fresh cream do you use for icing? I used Amul fresh cream last time, but not happy with results. It became very watery after beating. I wanted to apply a layer in sponge roll cake from Joyofbaking(http://www.joyofbaking.com/SpongeCakeorBiscuit.html)

iridiscent petals said...

looks so delicious.looks like an ad coming in newspaper.awesome photography

Nithya said...

Thanks all. I'm recovering pretty fast :)

@ Rashmi - I use tropolite fresh cream for my icing. Its a cream meant for desserts and is sweetened already. All we need to do is to beat it over an ice bath for ten mins for stiff cream.

Spice up the Curry said...

very beautiful photos.. cupcake looks yumm

Amritha said...

Hope your feet are alright now! Yum cupcakes!

Swathi Iyer said...

Delicious eggless cup cake that too without any fat. Nice clicks.

Hope you are feeling better now. And don't have any bad burn.

AISHWARYA said...

hey nits :) take care yaar! please look after you injury.. hope you recover soo :) and super fantastic yet easy to bake cuppies :) will try them for sure :) tc:)

Kurryleaves said...

Hope you are feeling better now!!
Cupcakes looks soo tempting...love the clicks...awesome job dear...

chennaispice said...

These look so seductive!

Sowmya Chandrasekaran said...

the background, the props used in the picture are just amazing... It is so inviting and warm to relish!! very thoughtful... Coming to the cupcake - looks very moist and yummy

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Archana Potdar said...

Found it. Bookmarked.

Archana Potdar said...

Sorry abt ur accident. Glad you are better now.

Abhilasha Kothari said...

great recipe :)

Jothi Sastry said...

Love your tagline "Chocolate and baking cures pain " !!!!

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