I am a novice when it comes to baking, have not yet tried my hand in anything fancy yet. The most I have done, is some brownies, muffins and some simple cakes. These cupcakes are again very easy and a no-fail recipe, if I can do it, then anyone can do it. My daughter loves anything with chocolate, a dark chocolate lover, so I made it a chocolate cupcake and I added some grated carrots, just like that. It turned out very spongy and yummy..
Need To Have
- All Purpose Flour Or Maida - 1 cup
- Unsweetened Cocoa Powder - 1/2 cup
- Grated Carrot - 1 cup
- Brown Sugar - 1 cup, packed
- Curd - 1/2 cup
- Oil - 1/4 cup
- Egg - 1
- Baking Soda - 1 teaspoon
- Vanilla Extract - 1 teaspoon
- Salt - 1/4 teaspoon
Sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. Beat the one egg well, add the sugar, mix one more time, add the oil and the curd and the vanilla extract, mix them all well. Now add the flour, cocoa powder mix, fold everything in, making sure that there are no lumps, finally add the grated carrot, give one final stir. Line the muffin pans with muffin liners, spoon the batter in and bake it at 350F for 15 mins. I used mini-muffin pans and I got 24 of them and I left out the frosting part.
Sending them to Srav's Culinary Concepts for the Chocolate Fest.
Also sending them to Kid's Delight event guest hosted by Kavi of Edible Entertainment for Srivalli.
Keep a watch on the cakes after 10 mins, if you are using the mini muffin pans.
Our cakes were not very sweet, it was perfect for us, you can increase the sugar by another half cup if you want it really sweet.
There was no carrots to be seen, they blended well with the brown chocolaty color.