Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes With Strawberry Filling

           For quite sometime now, I wanted to try out cupcakes with some filling inside, but being the lazy me, I didn't do it until now. Well, this time I was paired with Janani Krishnakumaar of Red Chilly Curry for the 'Shhhh Cooking Secretly' challenge, she gave me chocolate and strawberries as the two ingredients. After some thought, I decided to make these cupcakes with strawberry filling. I decided to make the cupcakes vegan and made the filling with fresh strawberries ( my next post ), of course, you can use any fruit preserve or store bought jam or jelly instead of the strawberry filling. Though I have called them cupcakes, I didn't make them too sweet, you could have a couple of them for breakfast too, they were moist, soft and delicious..

Need To Have

  • All Purpose Flour/Maida - 3/4 cup
  • Unsweetened Cocoa Powder - 11/2 tablespoon
  • Granulated Sugar - 1/2 cup
  • Oil - 1/4 cup
  • Orange Juice - 1/2 cup
  • Baking Soda - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Baking Powder - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Vanilla Extract - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Salt - a pinch
  • Strawberry Jelly/Jam - for filling the cupcakes


          Take the orange juice, oil, sugar, salt and vanilla extract, and beat it till the sugar dissolves a little. Sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and baking soda together and add it to the wet ingredients and mix it up.

          Spoon it into a greased muffin pan and bake it at 190 C for 20 to 25 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes, remove the cakes from the pan and cool it completely.

          Once cooled, take a cupcake, scoop out the center part, spoon in a little strawberry filling and close it with the scooped top ( only with the top half of it ) and press it well.

          Dust some icing sugar and serve.

I have used homemade strawberry filling.
Once you fill up the cake with the fruit filling, we can't leave it out for more than a day.
I have used a murukku acchu as a stencil while dusting with the icing sugar.
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  1. The cupcakes look delicious hema and using the muruku achu is such a swell idea

  2. Beautiful flavors with cute decoration :)

  3. Hema so amazing chocolate and strawberry perfect combo

  4. Wow super tempting cake . Love it

  5. Delicious looking cupcakes.. Love the idea of strawberry filling..

  6. They look so beautiful! Love that strawberry filling.

  7. very nice will love this surprise

  8. Nice puçá n great idea..cup cakes r tempting hema :)

  9. Beautiful cupcakes. They look very cute and yummy :)

  10. Wow, cake looks really nice, strawberry will make it double tasty.

  11. Wow!! what a combo!! very well presented!!

  12. oh my!!Lovely combo and beautiful presentation. very tempting