Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Eggless chocolate cupcake - Single serving

A rich, moist and delicious Eggless chocolate cupcake with chocolate buttercream frosting for single serving. Perfect to bake when you have sudden craving for chocolate at late night and when you just want to bake a single cup cake. This is one the best eggless chocolate cake I have ever had !
Yield : One cup cake + frosting for one cup cake
Preparation time : 15 minutes
Bake Time : 20 minutes


  • 1/4 cup All purpose flour or maida
  • 1 and 1/2 Tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 3 Tablespoons granulated white sugar
  • 1/4 Teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 Teaspoon baking powder / two pinches of baking powder
  •  one pinch of salt
  •  2 Tablespoon vegetable oil
  •  1 Tablespoon milk ( I used full cream milk)
  •  1 Tablespoon plain natural yogurt / curd ( I used homemade curd with full cream milk and culture)
  • 1 Tablespoon of hot coffee ( Dissolve 1/4 Teaspoon nice instant coffee powder in 1 tablespoon of hot water )
  • 2 drops of Vanilla essence

For the buttercream frosting

  • 1/4 Cup salted butter at room temperature
  • 1/2 Cup icing sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon fresh cream
  • 2 drops of vanilla extract 


1. Preheat the oven to 170C
2. Sift / Sieve all purpose flour and cocoa powder in a medium mixing bowl to remove any lumps
3. Add sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and whish until they are mixed
4. In a separate bowl, add vegetable oil, milk, yogurt, hot coffee and vanilla essence and whisk until smooth
5. Make a well in the center of dry ingredients and pour in wet ingredient mixture we have from step number 4
6. Using a whisk, whisk gently until just combined with no lumps
7. I used a bake in cupcake liner. Pour the cake batter in the cupcake liner and bake at 170 C for 15 to 18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean
8. Cool the cupcake before you pipe the frosting

To make the buttercream frosting

1. Add softened butter and icing sugar in a deep bowl and mix it with a spoon
2. Using a hand mixer beat butter and sugar for 2 to 3 mins until its fluffy
3. Add cocoa powder and vanilla extract and beat again. scrape down the sides if required
4. Add fresh cream and whip the butter for a minute until its fluffy
Once the frosting is ready, Using a star nozzle and a piping bag
make swirl of the frosting on the cupcake. I just made one swirl of the frosting on the cupcake and I had about 2 tablespoon of buttercream left in the piping bag. You can however pipe out the entire frosting on the cupcake if you like it swwweet !

1 comment:

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