February 1, 2012

Triple Chocolate Cupcakes, and a sinful Indulgence.....Eggless & Wholewheat too !

When its chocolate, its got to be indulging right ? And when its triple chocolate, its sinful indulgence.. That's exactly what happened when I baked these delicious & super yummy Triple Chocolate Cupcakes for Gourmet Seven - the Foodies Trail.

Remember we promised you some indulgence for Valentine right?? Here they are. Adapted from here, I made my own variations to the same - used Wholewheat instead of Maida, skipped the frosting & Orange (my family doesn't like either in cupcakes,and used three kinds of chocolate, including my personal favourite - Godiva Chocolate bar ! )... Now, that's what I would call....yummmmmm :-) 

And what an indulgence it was :) I am not a chocolate person myself, but I did a little jig as I bit into the cupcakes. They were dense compared to the muffins that I generally bake as it was wholewheat and also flaxseeds. Read on for a sinful recipe J

This goes to Gourmet Seven under "Chocolate Series" for this month and also to my own event: Valentine Fest - Served with Love


Prep time : 15 mins. Bake time : 15-17 mins (Oven timings vary). Makes : 7 cupcakes
Ingredients:
Dry ingredients:

  • Wholewheat flour – 1 cup
  • Cocoa powder – 3 TBSP
  • Instant Chocolate mix (I used Hersheys) – 2 TBSP
  • Baking Soda – ½ tsp
  • Baking powder – 1 tsp
  • Cinnamon powder – ½ TBSP
  • Powdered Sugar – ½ cup
  • Grated Chocolate – ½ cup (I used Godiva chocolate bar- you may use any sweetened chocolate. If using unsweetened chocolate, increase proportion of condensed milk or sugar slightly )
  • Flaxseed meal – 2 TBSP (Reco : use 1.5 TBSP)
Wet ingredients:
  • Olive oil – 1/3 cup
  • Curd / Yoghurt – 4 TBSP
  • Condensed milk – 5 TBSP
  • Vanilla essence – a dash (optional but recommended)



Method:
1) Sift  wholewheat, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon powder, instant chocolate powder, cocoa powder thrice over
2) In a large bowl, add sugar, condensed milk, oil & yoghurt and mix well till sugar dissolves (Tip: use powdered sugar instead of granulated sugar)
3) Mix flaxseed meal in 4 TBSP of water in another bowl and leave for 4 – 5 mins.
Meanwhile preheat oven to 165 / 170 deg C.
4) Now add the flaxseed meal+water to the wet ingredients in step 2 above. Add vanilla essence and mix well.
5) Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix well, not to over do it. The resulting slurry will be very thickish. Add 1 – 2 tsp of water or milk if required to get a less dense mixture.
6) Line cupcake moulds and spoon in ¾ of the moulds with the cupcake mixture (from above step)
7) Bake at 170 deg C for 15 mins. Check once if toothpick comes clean, else bake for 1-2 mins more. Take care not to burn the cupcakes
8) You may glaze this more chocolate glaze or dust with icing sugar. But for my family, this was more chocolate than we could handle, and it was perfect.
9) Serve with tea or pack into kids’ snackboxes for a school time treat J


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22 Foodie Comments:

Priyas Feast on February 01, 2012 said...

Yummy chocolate cupcakes...i can munch anytime

Kaveri on February 01, 2012 said...

A sinful indulgence indeed...Looks so yummy and chocolaty

anusha praveen on February 01, 2012 said...

Wow ninu would have surely loved this one kal. Truly gourmet style and great work on the eggless version trying it this weekend :)

Vimitha Anand on February 01, 2012 said...

Hmmm yummy and chocolty. a true feast. Do send it across to my ongoing event
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Priya on February 01, 2012 said...

Wat a guilt free and marvellous cupcakes..

Vardhini on February 01, 2012 said...

Truly sinful Kalyani .. perfect for this chocolate month. :)

Ramya on February 01, 2012 said...

cupcakes look so yum..

Archana on February 01, 2012 said...

Looks so yum.

Sravs on February 01, 2012 said...

wow very cute and wonderful cupcakes !! Thanks for linking to the event :)

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Sumee on February 01, 2012 said...

Sinful indeed Kalyani. Thanks for linking up to my event. :o)

Nish on February 01, 2012 said...

Sinful, sinful, indeed.
But, whatever, right?! :D :D :D :D

Aarthi on February 01, 2012 said...

This looks awesome..Yummy Recipe

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Smitha on February 02, 2012 said...

U guys r still on a roll! Cupcakes look very yummy n tempting!

Vidhya on February 02, 2012 said...

Cupcakes look fabulous.

Torviewtoronto on February 02, 2012 said...

thank you Kalyani for linking these delicious looking cupcakes to the tea time snack event

The Pumpkin Farm on February 02, 2012 said...

these look super delicious, everytime I decide enough of baking I land up seeing something tempting. So you also have flaxseed baking experience now :) I have to join the gang soon

The Pumpkin Farm on February 02, 2012 said...

these look super delicious, everytime I decide enough of baking I land up seeing something tempting. So you also have flaxseed baking experience now :) I have to join the gang soon

Radhika on February 02, 2012 said...

Love the use of all the chocolates here and it looks so decadent.

Priya Yallapantula on February 03, 2012 said...

Triple chocolate !!! nothing can get better than that :)

sangee vijay on February 03, 2012 said...

triple chocolate cup cakes looks so tempting...perfectly baked!!
Lovely Clicks Kalyani!!

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Rosie on February 03, 2012 said...

Nice...i have never made an eggless cake..so why use flaxseed powder?

Also fill the liner about 2/3rds...that way you will have a nice rounded cupcake.. :)

Padhu on February 12, 2012 said...

Wow Looks divine!

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