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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Chocolate Cupcakes With Nutella Topping and an award

                                                          
My 3 year old is a chocoholic, so often I make these chocolate cupcakes for his evening snacks. These are super moist, fluffy and very easy to prepare. I frosted the cupcakes with very simple and instant nutella spread. The topping was actually a twist on otherwise plain chocolate cupcakes. And believe me it complemented the cupcakes really well. Do try these cupcakes and you won't be disappointed.


Yields: 10-15 cupcakes, Baking time: 20-25 minutes


Ingredients:
1 1/2 cup Flour (all purpose)
100 gm unsalted Butter (softened)
60 gm Dark Chocolate
1 1/2 cup white Sugar(granulated)
1/2 cup Cocoa powder
3 Eggs
1/2 Vanilla extract
1 tsp Baking powder
1/2 cup Water
Pinch of salt


Decoration ingredient:
 4 tbsp Nutella spread
1/4 cup heavy whipped Cream


Method:
Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 12 cup cake pan. 
In a small saucepan, heat water and add chocolate, stir until completely melted. Switch off the heat and allow the chocolate to cool.
Sift the flour with baking powder, cocoa powder and salt. Beat the eggs in a large bowl with a fork or with an egg beater. In another bowl, beat sugar and butter until the mixture is fluffy and light. Blend in chocolate mix, vanilla, flour into the sugar batter and mix well. Add the egg mixture, a little at a time and follow the cut and fold method (with a spatula cut down through the mixture, move across the bottom of the bowl and come back up). This down-across-up and over motion gently turns the mixture over on top of each other. 
Divide the batter into greased cake pans. Fill up the cake only till half mark. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from the oven and place them on wire racks to cool completely. Once they are cooled completely, frost with your choice of frosting or decorate as you wish. What I did: taken a large chilled bowl, whipped cream with chilled beater blades to a medium stiffness. Added nutella and folded into cream mixture. Instead of pastry bags I have used ziplock bag. 


                                                              


I'm sending these delicious cupcakes to 
Only Kid's Delight hosted by Pari
                        
I have been showered by Versatile blogger award by few of my friends (sorry for acknowledging so late). I would like to thank each of you : Dipika, Sanyukta, Shifa Firoz, Nivedita, Abraham. Thank you so much for sharing your happiness with me.  I would like to share this award with all my blogger friends who regularly visit me and encourage me for my work. Please accept it gals....
                                                                    

37 comments:

  1. yummy cup cake dear,really kids love it...

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  2. Congrats on your awards da .. u really a versatile blogger.. cake looks yummilicious.. where did u get this heavy whipped cream in bangalore da ?

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  3. That looks absolutly yummy !!! I jus love ur icing - simple n delicious .

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  4. Supper yummy..My nephew is coming..will make it for him..sure going to love this

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  5. Hey girl..Awesome cupcakes..I love yr decoration.. Congrats on yr awards! Cheers

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  6. Deepa, posted a comment but it is not seen here.
    Inviting hoyeche cupcakes...will make them.
    Nice pics to compliment them.

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  7. deco is awesome..... n just knw tht will tastes damn good......Amrita

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  8. I am a chocolholic and thats not a secret anymore and I love Nutella too and these cupcakes are so very irresistible. Am craving it.

    Congrats on the award!

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  9. Wowww fantastic and great looking cupcakes, lovely toppings..

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  10. Cute and lovely cup cakes. Congrats for the award.

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  11. yes...I bookmarked immediately and am gonna try ...! Super duper Clicks deepa..:)

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  12. Yummy, Loved the decoration, yummy toppin... I'm lovin it :)

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  13. Looks great. could have some now

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  14. Yummy cup cakes..i am not a fan of nutella,but i know some r crazy for this..delish n healthy one...

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  15. Cup cake looks great. Perfect for an evening snack....like the nutella topping idea very much. Totally a nice recipe dear.

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  16. oh wow!! that looks awesome!!!
    congrats on ur award!!!

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  17. I loved the idea of adding nutella into whipped cream, simple and yet so interesting. Keep up the good work dear.
    FOODELICIOUS

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  18. Beautiful cup cakes,everyone would love this one

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  19. Chocolate cupcakes with nutella topping looks delicious Deepa. I like stars in the top

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  20. Congrats on your award dear.. absolutely yummy,feel like grabbing one

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  21. Chocolate Cupcakes with nutella..yummmmmmmmmy!!
    It has my name written all over it:)
    Congrats on the award dear!!

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  22. Wow, that looks wonderful !!!! Lovely presentation and congrats on your award :)

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  23. cholate cup cake looks soooooooo inviting ...feel like to grab them right now ..yummy :)

    Satya
    http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

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  24. vry inviting cupcake... luks deliicous and nicely decorated

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  25. Congrats on your award..you deserve every bit of it...wish you many more such in future..keep rocking and blogging..

    cupcake looks incredible..love that nutella frosting..just heaven!

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  26. Hey congrats gal, u deserve tat award.
    Btw de cake recipe is superb n nuttella wud also make my kid dance all evening.

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  27. I visited ur blog..

    And pls visit my blog, comment on my blog..follow my blog..

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  28. hey dear deepa tanu.awsome treat for my eyes n surprise to my tummy...sach much u r a versatile blogger....truely divine kids delight....i love itn try for it sure...congrats for te award dear..

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  29. Good one...my sis loves chocolates n cup cakes n so this is a superb combi...will try it out!!

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  30. Hey Deepa,

    try the crunchy choco truffles with any biscuit... may be "nice".( the number of biscuits to be used could be a little more) I guess, it will work out. Do let me know.

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  31. cute cup cakes 'n nice decoration... congrats on ur awards!

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  32. Very cute and yummy cake, nice click too..

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  33. hi Deepa,
    you can use regular unsweetened cocoa powder. I do not think it will make any difference in taste..try it and do let me know..thanks for you comments..appreciated dear...

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  34. hey there..
    You guys have a lovely blog!
    Irrestible cupcakes with nutella topping!

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  35. Nutella!!! Gosh, how I can I skip this post??? Looks amazing too!

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