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Delicious Chocolate Cupcakes

Delicious Chocolate Cupcakes

Just hearing the words chocolate cupcakes makes your mouth start to water. There is no one kind of chocolate cake, the variety is endless. Different fillings, toppings and additional flavours contribute towards making a great cup cake. Of course the ingredients are the most important part towards making a great cupcake and not just a normal ‘cake’.


You can great chocolate cupcake from cocoa powder, but this is no where near as tasty as using ‘real’ chocolate. There are luxury varieties of cocoa powder, but they still don’t match up to the real thing.

There are many varieties of chocolate the most popular being dark chocolate. Even if your not a fan of dark chocolate, the bitterness is taken away using the other ingredients, giving a rich taste. Cooking chocolate is very often used for it is specialised for the job, but Belgian is always a favourite. Belgian chocolate cupcakes have a much richer flavour and you can taste the luxury ingredients.

To make your cup cakes extra special you can use muscovado sugar. This has a stronger flavour and compliments a cocoa flavour. Cream can also be added to some recipes and even liqueur.

Types & Flavours

There is far more to the cupcake than just a flavour. Chocolate can have many hints added to it for a start. For example orange, mint, fudge, strawberry, lemon, brandy and coffee. These could be added to the mixture itself or as a topping.

Icing is an easy way to add that extra flavour or colour. It can also make you cupcakes look more tempting and luxurious. There are some great examples of chocolate cupcakes around to give you inspiration and ideas. Some types of icing include frosting, butter cream, fondant, fudge and glace icing. Extra decoration such as sugar curls and shapes give that extra special trust.

You can also add extras through fillings. Chocolate chips being a widely used solution in all varieties including white and milk. Truffle fillings are little more different, where you add double cream and brandy to the inside of the mixture. You can also take on mini versions of cakes such as Victoria sandwich and fudge cake. They are perfect for parties, or when you need a variety for many people. Some people even use them for wedding cakes!

Cupcakes Recipes For Kids

Cupcakes Recipes For Kids

Cupcakes, especially those made for kids are a very delicate thing to prepare. Kids like sweet tasting and good looking things. Kids love good looking things mixed with colors and so forth. It is very important to keep this in mind when preparing cup cakes for children and the negative reaction by the kids should not surprise you should you neglect to consider them. On top of the appealing look, kids are also attracted to cup cakes because of the fact that they can hold the cake in one hand and thus theyre able to move around with it as they show it off to their friends. Do not be surprised that a child will resort to doing this as it is in their nature. With that in mind, you can go ahead and develop fancy cup cakes but ensure that they retain the small size that cupcakes are known for.

If you plan to prepare cup cakes for kids, ensure that you have a bright mood and are willing to play around with colors and various other funky designs. We do know of various cup cakes that are just plain brown, which is the color they have when they are just out of the oven. Baking plain brown cup cakes for kids might not be the best idea. Its just that theyll do so in a dull mood as they dont bring any kind of excitement to them. With the presence of coloring, icing, slices of chocolate here and there will greatly help to brighten their spirits. Ideally, a cup cake is baked just like any other cake; in terms of temperature and so forth. Of course they have their special muffin tins but other than that, the baking routine is the same.

Before you can begin the frosting process, it is advisable to let the cup cakes cool down first once you take them out of the oven. Try your best to hold the cup cake on its lower part when icing so that you dont dent it. Should you decide to use juicy fruit for the decorations; it is a good thing to place the fruit a little while before you serve the cup cakes. This is important so that you ensure that the color does not bleed into the frosting. Preparation of cup cakes meant for kids requires a lot of creativity. We all know that kids are amused by the smallest of funny things. So when you place a tiny icing soldier, flower design, small car and so forth, they are bound to be very amused. Tiny fruit slices, chocolate, little princess designs and so forth will leave them very excited and theyll always be talking about the cup cakes they ate at your place.

Fudge-Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

After the cupcakes bake and cool completely, they get stuffed with homemade hot fudge sauce. I used the same hot fudge to top this No-Bake S'mores Cheesecake. My hot fudge recipe is easy to make and easy to eat <—I'm not kidding about that last part.

Ideas For Decorating Cupcakes

Ideas For Decorating Cupcakes

A cupcake straight from the oven would be too plain to serve. Even those being served would consider it bland just by looking at it. But with the addition of a little color and decoration, it transforms into real eye candy and one can assume it is delicious without actually tasting it. Cupcake decoration is an easy and fun task to do. You can use as many shapes and designs on your cupcakes as you wish. When musing over what cupcake decorating ideas to use, consider the theme of the occasion. Are the cupcakes part of birthday celebrations, baby shower, Christmas or other holiday celebration? Or are you making them for the kids to enjoy during the lovely summer weather?

There are themes to go with each celebration so base your decoration ideas on that. For example, a summer rose would be an appropriate theme during the summer. For the kids, superman is great! Snowman, Santa Claus, elf shapes and fairies would make perfect Christmas cupcake decorations. A theme makes it easy to choose the shapes and colors to work with. You will use sugar icing to make your cake decorations. Follow the given sugar icing recipe carefully in order to get the consistency right. It should be creamy and not runny, in order to stick to the cake. Alternatively, you can buy pre-made sugar icing from department stores.

Equipment you will need to make your work perfect includes a frosting spatula, icing bags, icing tips, toothpicks and foil or greaseproof paper. A frosting spatula ensures that the icing is spread evenly. Buy icing tips of different shapes – stars, leaves, shells, roses, v-shaped, round-shaped ones and any other shapes you can find.

Shape the different decorations using the sugar icing mixture on the foil. This is where the icing tips come in handy. Petal shaped tips will help you shape the flower and bows; round ones will help you write letters and numbers. Let the decorations dry then paint on any additional details you want to feature in your decorations. Toothpicks work well for this. Your cupcake decorations are now ready to use!

Spread the icing or frosting on the cakes. You can also use pre-made fondant. This does not have to be in plain color. Add food coloring to give it some color before spreading it on the cupcakes. Then take your decorations and stick them onto the icing. They stick very well on butter cream icing. Now your cupcakes are ready to show off to your friends!

As you perfect the art of cake decoration, you can slowly incorporate more complex shapes, such as fondant flowers – daffodils, mushrooms and sunflowers among others. Some more cupcake decorating ideas you can try out include falling flowers where you shape a stalk and petal and place it on the cupcake top, so that the stalk lies on the icing and the petal falls to the side. Cover the top with more petals in different colors. You can also paint the faces and names of your guests on the cupcakes. Present each guest with the corresponding cupcake that has their name and face! They will feel special.

Chocolate Halloween Cupcakes

Chocolate Halloween Cupcakes

Hallowe’en is approaching and all the youngsters are waiting to dress up like monsters, ghostly ghouls and witches. These chocolate Halloween cupcakes will be exactly the thing when it concerns satisfying those small monsters, ghostly ghouls and witches hungry stomachs. You may bake them a day earlier and store them in a cookie tin, or bake them on the same day. If your little monsters prefer to help they could be your extra hands in the kitchen. Let’s get producing these tasty chocolate cupcakes.


– For the cupcakes

12 paper cases

280g/10oz butter, softened

280g/10oz golden caster sugar

200g/7oz self-raising flour

1 rounded tbsp cocoa powder

6 medium eggs

– For the topping

200g/7oz butter, softened

280g/10z icing sugar, sifted

12 sugar halloween decorations


For the cupcakes

1 – Preheat oven to 190 C/Gas 5/fan oven 170 C.

2 – Line a 12-cup muffin tin with brown muffin cases.

3 – Crack the eggs into a large bowl and beat lightly with a fork

4 – Place all the other ingredients into the bowl

5 – Beat with an electric mixer for 2 minutes, until light and creamy

6 – Spoon into the cases, almost filling them to the top.

7 – Bake for 20 – 25 minutes until risen and spongy.

8 – Cool on a rack.

For the topping

1 – Beat the butter and icing sugar until smooth

2 – Spread a layer of icing over each cake

3 – Then add your sugar Halloween decorations on top

Takes 45minutes, plus cooling down (unless the little ones are helping :) – Makes 12


• These chocolate cupcakes are themed by applying sugar Halloween decorations. This implies that you are able to apply this simple chocolate cupcake recipe for whatever occasion you desire. Merely by adding the relevant sugar decoration will make the cupcakes appeal to any occasion.

• Try adding a few drops of flavouring to the cupcake mix, like vanilla, orange or even mint.

Happy Eating.

Best Cupcakes In Dehradun

Best Cupcakes In Dehradun

Mouth watering, seriously addictive and a perfect treat to oneself, cupcakes have a delightfully sinful taste which very few can resist. This is such a temptation that not only brings a smile to one’s face but also does wonders to the mood of the person. To try out the best cakes in Dehradun a visit to TownTable is a must. The restaurant has the widest range of options for self-indulgence in the form of cupcakes of all kinds. Very few restaurants in Dehradun can boast of such a variety of cupcakes and this is a feat in itself as the Himalayan town has many restaurants.

The desserts in TownTable Dehradun are also sinfully delightful. They titillate the senses and give such pleasures that are hard to find in other form. Imagine the cream melting and getting lost in your mouth but not before it leaves a trail of scent. Imagine having cupcakes that makes you want to have more. Imagine how it would feel to experience all this with a companion who enjoys all this as much as you do. There are times when you should pamper yourself and treat to some of the best cupcakes in Dehradun.

TownTable Dehradun offers cupcakes in many flavors. Some of the extremely popular ones are vanilla, chocolate, red velvet, hazelnut, cookies & cream, mocha, peaches & cream, lemon, carrot and peanut butter. The restaurant also offers many other seasonal variations too that you can try out. The restaurant also publicizes any new flavor appropriately and you can always look out for them.  TownTable also gives the option for you to order the violet cupcakes. Thus now you can enjoy the best bakery food items sitting in the comforts of your home.

However if you are more of an outdoor person and would prefer visiting the restaurant for the cupcakes, nothing gets better. On a rainy day it is an amazing feeling to step outdoors and duck into your favorite restaurant in Dehradun and try out the Banoffe Pie which is bakes with banana, toffee (dulce de leche) and cream. The combination is so potent that hardly there will be someone who doesn’t enjoy it.

The décor of the restaurant is also such that the joy of such a sinful act will be doubled. Get a group of friends who have the same fetish for cupcakes like you do and book seats in the lounge area of the restaurant. Once comfortably seated in the restaurant take your time to order the best meal from the never exhausting menu. Don’t be surprised if a plan for the best cakes in Dehradun turns into a proper four-course meal! The menu will force you to try out other exciting menus. Get into an indulgent mood and treat yourself to the best cupcakes in Dehradun!

Gourmet Cupcakes

Gourmet Cupcakes

What is a cupcake? A cupcake is a delicious, fluffy little cake that is made in a cupcake or muffin pan. To begin you line the cupcake pan with cupcake or muffin liners then pour the batter in and bake to perfection. Then you top it with your favorite frosting and have some fun and be creative by decorating the cupcake frosting with the topping of your choice.

Cupcakes are so widely popular because of their ease in baking. Cupcakes are generally known for memories from childhood; mothers would make them for their children for after school snacks and birthday parties. Now they are made for all and have become chic, hip and ultra playful. They are great for weddings and something as simple as an after dinner dessert. Cupcakes just make all people big and small smile!

There are so many ideas for decorating cupcakes. Some ideas are sprinkles, M&Ms, jelly beans, coconut, fresh or dried fruit, nuts, granola, coco powder and crushed Oreo cookies. It’s also fun to add a layer of ice cream to the cupcake. Without adding additional toppings you can also swirl two different flavors/colors of frosting together. Additionally you can make a stencil by cutting a circle slightly bigger than the size of your cupcake in a piece of cardboard. Then you just draw a pattern into the cardboard then cut it out and place it on your cupcake and frost around the stencil. If you want to get really fancy you can go to a cake decorating store and buy some edible gold leaf and brush it atop the cupcake after you have frosted it.

After you have frosted and decorated your cupcake to give it an extra special touch try decorating the cupcake liner. You can attach paper cutouts, ribbons or little rhinestones. All you need to have is the decorating materials and a hot glue gun.

The basic tools you will need to create the perfect cupcake are knives and spatulas, paintbrushes, cupcake liners, cupcake or muffin pans and pastry bags. These items are all reusable so you’ll only have to invest in these tools one time.

Brownie Cupcakes

Brownie Cupcakes

The mixture of cream cheese and chocolate is perfect. I mean who doesn’t like brownies. That and cupcakes? Hello, need I say more? This cupcake recipe is perfect for those that love chocolate. They are perfect to serve at birthday parties or for any occasion. Cupcakes are much easier to serve than slices of cake and you don’t have to worry about cleaning any dishes afterwards. Delicious and easy, that’s my kind of dessert.

The frosting is the simplest part of making these delicious brownie cupcakes. With only three ingredients; cream cheese, butter and confectioners’ sugar you can’t make a mistake. The cupcakes aren’t difficult either. A little bit of melting and a little bit of mixing and you have yourself a batter to die for.

Make sure when you are baking you always use really high quality vanilla extract. It makes all the difference in the world when baking. You really can taste the difference. And if you want you can substitute sliced strawberries instead of raspberries for the garnish. Adding a sprig of mint next to the berries makes a gorgeous presentation.

Here’s the recipe for what is soon to be your very favorite cupcake.

Easy Brownie Cupcakes


1 Package Cream Cheese (softened, 4 ounces)
1/2 Stick Butter (softened)
2 Cups Confectioners’ Sugar

1 Stick of Butter (softened)
4 Ounces Semisweet Baking Chocolate (chopped)
1 Cup Sugar
2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
3 Large Eggs
2/3 Cup All-Purpose Flour
2 Tablespoons Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder
Garnish: 12 Fresh Raspberries


1. Heat oven to 325.

2. With paper or foil liners line 12 regular-size muffin cups.

3. For the frosting beat ingredients on low speed to blend, then on high speed 2 minutes until light and fluffy.

4. To firm up frosting refrigerate.

5. In a medium saucepan over low heat, for the cupcakes, melt the butter and chocolate stirring until melted and smooth.

6. Remove from heat.

7. Whisk in sugar and vanilla, then eggs, 1 at a time, until well blended.

8. Stir in flour, cocoa, and baking powder just to blend.

9. Pour into muffin cups.

10. Bake 33 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted in centers comes out with moist crumbs.

11. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Don’t worry the cupcakes may sink just a little bit.

12. Put the frosting into a large zip lock bags.

13. Cut 1/2-inch off the one corner and pipe swirls on top of the cupcakes.

14. Garnish each with a raspberry.