The light drizzle outside and a cool breeze made me want to bake. Decided on baking chocolate cupcakes which happen to be Nehal’s favorite. Just 10-12 mts of preparation work and 20 mts of baking, I was done with warm chocolate-y cupcakes that I served with milk for Nehal’s breakfast.
Chocolate Muffins Recipe
Preparation: 10 mts, Baking: 20 mts
1/2 cup butter, room temp
1 cup sugar
2 eggs, room temp
3/4 cup all purpose flour/maida
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
pinch of salt
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Sieve flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cocoa powder and keep aside.
2 Combine the milk and vanilla essence in a bowl and keep aside.
3 In a large bowl, beat butter until softened, add sugar and combine until light and fluffy, approx 2 mts. Add eggs one at a time and whisk until well combined.
4 Add half of the dry ingredients (flour mixture) to the butter-sugar mixture and combine. Next add half of the milk mixture and combine. Continue adding, alternating between the wet and dry and combine well.
5 Spoon the batter into cupcake liners about 2/3’s full. Bake the cupcakes at 180 degrees for 20-22 mts or until a knife inserted comes out clean.