Monday, December 29, 2008

chocolate cupcakes.

chocolate cupcakes

Honestly, I'm not really a chocolate fan. I much prefer other flavors, vanilla, cinnamon, etc. But someone had commented on one of my entries about how good these were, so I had to try them. And they were very good. Super moist, and not overly sweet (well, i did leave out 1/4 cup of sugar, I didn't have enough!). I'll definitely be making these again, I think next time I'll try the mocha frosting. I just sprinkled these with powdered sugar. yum.

One Bowl Chocolate Cupcakes
from Martha Stewarts Baking Handbook

Makes 2 dozen


2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/4 cups dutch process cocoa powder
2 1/2 cups sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
2 large eggs, plus 1 large egg yolk
1 1/4 cups milk
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cup warm water

Preheat the oven to 350.

Sift together flour, cocoa, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt into the bowl of an electric mixer.

Attach bowl to a mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. add the eggs, egg yolk, milk, oil, vanilla and warm water. Beat on low speed until smooth and combined, about 3 minutes.

Divde evenly among the muffin cups, filling each about two thirds of the way. Bake for 20-25 minutes.



  1. Aren't these cupcakes so good?! They were the moistest, softest cakes I've ever made. I hope you enjoyed them as much as I did :)

  2. they are! Thanks so much for recommending them, i probably wouldn't have tried them myself.

  3. Oh they look just lovely! I suppose that is an actual photo? looks good enough to eat! haha. :)

    I enjoyed your blog.


  4. Beautiful! I'm just blown away by your photography every time I visit.

    What kind of a wrapper is that? How big is it? Where do you get it? I like it.

  5. miss jocelyn: yes, it is a photo of the cupcake! they were delicious.

    mrs. mordecai: thank you so much! : ) those are actually "nut and party cups" like these:
    they are just a little less wide and a little taller than normal cupcake liners. i think i got them at target.

  6. I just love simple and easy recipes that have that gourmet taste & texture.
    I'm saving this one....

  7. I love chocolate and can't wait to make these!!! The photos, as usual, are great!

  8. i prefer vanilla too. but these are cute :)

  9. I like chocolate but in general I prefer other flavours like vanilla well. These chocolate cupcakes look good!

    Happy new year!

  10. these cupcakes are amazing! i used ghiradelli chocolate powder and cocoa instead of dutch process and used less sugar according to the package. sooo good.

  11. These turned out pretty well, though I don't know what kind of muffin/cupcake tins you have because I ended up with 3 1/2 dozen!

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