Thursday, March 26, 2009

Hershey's "Perfectly Chocolate" Chocolate Cupcakes

Question: What would one do if he/she craves for a yummy chocolate cake on the occasional LAZY day?

Well, other then buying it from a bakery somewhere, why not bake it yourself. This is one of my favourite one bowl chocolate cake recipe. Easy enough even on a lazy day. Just mix everything in a big bowl, add hot water and pop it in the oven.

Voila!! A chocolaty indulgence in just 30 mins. The texture of the cake is soft and moist. Especially delicious eaten the next day. No butter in the recipe. Less guilty factor is a plus for me. Yay!!

P/s: Dear Own, please take note. :)

Hershey's "Perfectly Chocolate" Chocolate Cupcakes

Recipe Courtesy of Hershey's Kitchen. I made the cupcake variation. Just click on the Hershey's Kitchen website for instructions on other variations.

Preparation time: 10 mins
Baking time: 22 mins
Makes 22 cupcakes (The recipe said 30 but I got only 22)


1 3/4 cups sugar (I used less sugar)
1 3/4 cups plain flour
3/4 cup cocoa
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup boiling water


1. Heat oven to 175°C.

2. Mix together all the ingredients except for the boiling water in large bowl and beat on medium speed of mixer 2 minutes.

3. Stir in boiling water using the spatula. (Do take note that the batter will be very thin. The first time i made this recipe, I was a bit worried because the batter looked more like chocolate smoothie than a chocolate cake batter. In the end result was fantastic. So no worries k.)

4. Line muffin tin with paper bake cups. Fill cups 2/3 full with batter. Bake for 22 minutes.

5. Let cool completely. When cool, frost with chocolate frosting. (Recipe below)

"Perfectly Chocolate" Chocolate Frosting
This frosting is very pretty and shiny. A bit on the sweet side but still yummy. It compliments the cupcakes well. (I halved the recipe because i didn't want to frost all. My parents like the cupcakes plain. The halved recipe is enough to frost 15 cupcakes)


1/4 cup (about 58g) butter (melted)
1/3 cup cocoa
1 1/2 cups icing sugar
half of the 1/3 cup milk (I'm lazy to estimate what's half of a 1/3 cup)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


1. Stir in cocoa into the melted butter. Alternately add icing sugar and milk, whisk until all mixed well. Stir in vanilla. Then, frost the cupcakes the way you like. I just slab it on top of the cupcake using my spatula.

This day a year ago : I made cream puffs.

1 comment:

musfirah said...

awak....looks so yummy delicious.. huhu nak jugak.