The Weekend Kitchen

Some hits, some misses… my kitchen, over the weekends

Chocolate Cup Cake


My niece celebrated her first birthday two weeks back and my cousin had ordered a chocolate cake for the day. It was so moist and tasty and my daughter who does not have the word diplomacy in her calendar came straight and told me, “amma this cake is better than the ones you make”. What an insult, right?

That was challenge enough for me. Being a faithful follower of food blogs, there are a few that I rely on for almost everything. Needless to say, my quest for the ultimate, super moist chocolate cake ended here

I made a few minor tweaks to the original recipe, the result was ‘awesome’ to say the least.

Milk – 1 1/2 cups
Butter – 100 gms
Oil – 1/4 cup
Coco Powder – 1/2 cup
Flour – 1 cup
Baking Powder – 1 tsp
Salt – 1/2 tsp
Baking soda – 1/2 tsp
Instant Coffee Powder – 1 tbsp (not part of original recipe, i am a coffee freak…so :))
Egg – 1 beaten, room temp
Sugar – 1 cup + 2 tbsp (250 gms)


1. Boil together milk, oil, butter and cocoa powder till butter melts. Let it cool to room temperature
2. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt
3. Beat egg and sugar together till light and fluffy
4. Add cocoa mixture and beat well
5. Add dry ingredients and beat on lowest speed and blend well
6. Add 2-3 tbsp to cup cake liners
7. Bake in a preheated oven @ 180 C for 15 – 20 minutes
8. If you are making a cake and not cup cakes, bake for 25 – 30 minutes

Cool well before you devour it, actually tasted best the next day, it just melts in your mouth 🙂


Author: wanderlustathome

Dabbling in numbers for a living while dreaming of words all the while.

3 thoughts on “Chocolate Cup Cake

  1. I so feel like baking when I see your posts.. I should just get on with it 🙂 And ignore my protesting waist 🙂

  2. Ha ha ha, that’s my motto 🙂

  3. Thanks for trying the recipe and posting it here 🙂 Glad that you liked it.


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