Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes

"Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things...

Cream colored ponies and crisp apple streudels
Doorbells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles
Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings
These are a few of my favorite things

Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes
Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes
Silver white winters that melt into springs
These are a few of my favorite things

When the dog bites
When the bee stings
When I'm feeling sad
I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don't feel so bad"

Picnik collage
Baby pink,bubblegums,candies,cupcakes,chocolates..there are so many things which reminds me of baby girls.I've always wanted to have a girl child(when I have one),or maybe two.There is something sweet and cute about having baby girls around.I've been lucky to be surrounded by 3 lovely baby girls now,my nieces.One of them celebrates her birthday today.
(photo taken on her 8th Birthday last year)
My mother-in-law follows a lovely tradition,of celebrating everyone's birthdays and anniversaries(in our family)with a sweet,irrespective of whether they are around or not.Likewise,I've always tried to bake a special birthday cake for my loved ones,especially my nieces on their special days.Last year it was a Rich,Moist Chocolate Cake and year before last a Steamed Chocolate Cake.

This year I decided to make these yummy Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes I'd bookmarked from Ria's space.The recipe is quite a simple one,almost a one-bowl recipe which gets done in no time.I decided to keep it plain with a simple dusting of powdered sugar.Just as the name says,the cupcakes are very moist and fudgy,perfect for the birthday girl.I wish you were around to taste these Rakshu--Happy birthday to you!!

Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes
Recipe source - Ria's Collection,Original recipe by Alice Medrich


Flour - 1 cup
Cocoa Powder - 1/4 cup + 2Tbsp
Baking soda - 1/2 tsp
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Butter - 100 gms
Brown Sugar - 1 1/4 cups
Eggs - 2
Vanilla extract - 1 tsp
Hot water - 1/2 cup


Preheat oven to 180C.Grease/line a cupcake tray.(the recipe makes 12 cupcakes).
Sift together the dry ingredients(this step is optional,I did it out of practice).
Melt the butter in a pan and let it cool.Mix in the brown sugar and beat well using a wooden spoon.
Add the eggs and vanilla and mix well.
Dump in the dry ingredients all at once and mix till everything comes together and you get a smooth batter.
Pour in the hot water and mix using a spatula.
Pour the batter into the prepared cupcake tray and bake for 20-25 minutes or till the cupcakes rise and a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean.
Dust with powdered sugar and serve.
On another note,I happened to taste my first ever Cinnamon Rolls from the baking diva herself.I had won a Giveaway at Ria's space for her Homemade Cinnamon Rolls and am happy to be relishing it to the last bite.YUM!


  1. Amazing cupcakes and that is so sweet of you to celebrate your niece's b'day. I wanted a girl and I have a daughter and girls are fun!

  2. Fudgy cupcakes looks so very tempting to me...yummmy

  3. Damn pretty looking cupcakes,my birthday wishes to her..yumm,cinnamon rolls makes me drool..

  4. Its really wonderful to see you with kids around like in brindavanam..Congrats on winning the Cinnamon Rolls..Nice and adoring Fudge cupcakes...

  5. Great looking choco cupcakes! Would love to have one right away :-)

  6. Hey Divya! Even I love baby girls!
    Happy Birthday to your lovely niece!

    So glad you enjoyed the cinnamon rolls :)

    The cupcakes looks moist! We love this recipe, so simple yet tasty!

  7. Yummy cupcakes. Wish I cud have one now.. Hungry and craving for something chocolatey..

    I can identify with ur baby gal love. I so so loved baby gals and was sure that it was a girl , when I was carrying. After the doc pulled him out and told me "its a boy" I wudnt believe it.. and it took me few days to adjust to it. Its great to have a mischievous baby boy, but I still miss not having a baby gal..

  8. Divya nice pics thanks for sharing and birthday wishes to Raskhu..teh cake looks awesome

  9. What a crystal clear picture Divya! It speaks about the taste of the cupcakes! And congrats on winning the give away and so lucky to taste the rolls as well :)
    And the gals are so cute!

  10. Happy birthday to the birthday girl. those cupcakes and cinn-a-bons looks super tempting and amazing :)

  11. Cupcakes looks so delicious...absolutely fabulous..:) Loved it..

  12. Hey divya....First time on your blog..You have a beautiful space....
    Cupcakes looks so good...happy to join you dear...Do visit me at http://muchmorethanahomemaker.blogspot.com/

  13. Divya,

    what a wonderful tradition. girl lover too :)

  14. Awesome cup cakes and i can understand the feel of having girls around as I myself have 2 boys around. So tiring.

  15. Very sweet famly pictures :) Love the cinnamon rolls

  16. Looks yummy, am surely gonna make this. Can we substitute with white sugar ?


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