Thursday, January 26, 2012

Chocolate And Carrot Cupcakes

          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.

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  1. chocolate n carrot -very nice combo,cake looks so soft n moist...loved it!!

  2. Looks soft and moist. Nice clicks.

  3. wow yummy cake...
    I have been on your blog several times, but can't post comments ! I am using another browser for now...

  4. fabulous looks so wonderful !! Thanks for linking to the event !!

    Ongoing Event - CC-Chocolate Fest

  5. craving now..;)
    excellent cliks dear..
    Tasty Appetite

  6. Loaded with chocolate... Looks so so moist n yum

  7. carrots n choco combo sounds interesting, looks yummy !!

  8. Addition of carrots sounds healthy and kids will feast on this chocolate delight

  9. lovely hsave done it so perfectly...superb dear

    Clicks r awesome

  10. looks yummy and delicious ..... glad to follow u .......

  11. Choco-carrot cup cake sounds delicious :)
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  12. Chocolate Carrot cup cakes looks very delicious n yummy...

    Hema's Kitchen

  13. Adding carrots sounds healthy and great......

  14. looks delicious and wonderful clicks ........

  15. Wow..YUMMY RECIPE...I am loving it..


  16. WOW!! Hema these cakes looks out of this world!!! :)...

    i m glad i dropped into ur space and its wonderful!.. do drop in at my small space of cooking when time permits

    I would love to have you among my friends. Plz do add yourself to my friends list.. will be very happy if u r there too :) :).. happy to be your follower :)

  17. oooh look at that dark colour! love it :)

  18. They look amazing! Thanks so much for linking this dish to Kid's Delight - Something Sweet. :) Would love to have more entries from you! :D
    Kavi (Edible Entertainment)

  19. hi,
    no waiting for chocolating. i am very much attracted by the dish.i think all the kids would like it

  20. Lovely combination cake..looks very tempting and yummy