Chocolate Cupcake Recipe
Chocolate cupcakes are the perfect party treat for any occasion, be it a children’s party, a picnic get-together, intimate Valentines or Christmas with the family. One cup is just enough for one person and it can be served in a casual setting with no mess or fuss, or can also make an elegant presentation in weddings or formal occasions. You can enjoy these chocolate cupcakes on their own or decorate them in different colors depending on the occasion and your imagination.
To make a perfect chocolate cupcake use the best quality ingredients and measure each and every ingredient as precisely as possible. This will ensure a fluffy and delicate cupcake with awesome chocolate flavor. Wet ingredients like milk are best measured using glass cups placed on a table with a level surface. Dry ingredients like sugar and flour are best measured in cups that are flat on top. Use a spatula to level the dry ingredients and lightly scoop them making sure you don’t press them and make them compact in the cup or you will end up using more than you need. Sifting the ingredients is best to get an accurate measurement. This also prevents lumps from forming and making the batter smoother and lighter for fluffier and airy cupcakes.
2 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 cup cocoa powder, unsweetened
Pinch of salt
3 tablespoons melted butter
1 ½ cups white sugar
2 eggs, well beaten
3/4 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 cup milk
1 Mix together all the dry ingredients except the sugar.
2 In a separate bowl, blend the melted butter and white sugar. Beat in each egg separately. Add the vanilla extract.
3 Add the milk to the dry ingredients, then add the remaining moist ingredients, stirring well.
4 Pour the batter into muffin pans lined with cupcake papers. Fill about 1/2 way, to allow space for the batter to rise. Bake for 15-20 minutes in a preheated oven at 350 degrees F.