Last year in August, I opened up my kitchen commercially…. taking orders for custom made cupcakes from family and friends and the word spread. Why am i talking about it here? for the longest time, i felt embarrassed to post it here….but it is an extension of what i love, and you my dear blog readers deserve to know…. also, cupcakes are all the rage currently, so i thought i would put the information out there for anyone who wanted to know about where to order custom made cupcakes in Hyderabad. Look no further. Send me an email at arundati(dot)rao(at)gmail(dot)com or leave a comment here and i will get back to you. You could also leave a message for me on my Facebook page.
Recently, I made a batch of chocolate cupcakes with my regular recipe but wasn’t happy with the texture of the cocoa powder only cupcakes. I tweaked the recipe a bit and added melted dark chocolate and a pat of butter to the same batter and the cupcakes turned out like magic! deep dark full of texture and very rich. the compliments I got for these cupcakes alone should keep me from seeking any other recipe out in the future!
here is the recipe
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 cup sugar (I powdered it finely)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup coffee decoction (or 1 cup of warm water mixed with 1 1/2 teaspoons of instant coffee powder)
1 Tbsp white vinegar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract/ essence
6 Tbsp Vegetable oil
100 grams dark chocolate, chopped
3 tablespoons of butter, melted
Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare a muffin tin with cupcake liners.
In a large bowl, vigorously whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking soda, and salt until everything is mixed well.
In the large jar attachment of a food processor (or a large bowl if doing by hand) mix together the coffee, vinegar, vanilla extract, and oil.
Melt the chocolate and butter together (you can heat in the microwave for 30 seconds at a time till just melted, then stir to mix thoroughly)
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir only until they just come together. The mixture will be thin. Add the melted butter and chocolate into the batter.
Fill the cupcake liners with batter till about 2/3 full.
Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, or till a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean.
Remove from oven and let cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then remove from pan and let cool on a rack.
Once cool, frost or eat/ serve as is.
I made 12 mini cupcakes, and 5 regular sized ones with this batter.