Friday, July 11, 2008

Chocolatey temptations

evDear Foodies,

This post is not about the Cadbury's Temptation bars, though I could surely dedicate a post to them, they used to be on the list of things to bring back from India visits whenever our frnds travelled :) My friends know really well that chocolates are one of my favorite things, coming to think of it, I think most of my favs are so obvious making it really easy to find gifts for me :(

When I was just about to leave work for the day, I checked ET's post, she spoke about brownies and cupcakes. I couldn't resist and read through the whole post which was a perfect trap. Sinful chocolate, egg-less and ready in 10mins! I could not argue against it, an hour and a half after I reached home we were indulging in these absolutely delicious cupcakes. I did not have cupcake liners and so sprayed my muffin pan with some oil spray and scooped the batter directly into them.

the recipe ...
I earnestly tried to stick to the exact recipe, but change is the only constant, right? So here goes, I sifted all the dry ingredients and for the wet I reduced the amount of oil & used 2 tsp flax seeds microwaved with water for a min; Soy milk instead of regular milk was added. For the coffee flavor I used the Nescafe instant coffee powder you get at the Indian store and it did not surface as the superpower. It was chocolate'dom all throughout. My mom actually found it a little too bitter and we might have it with some dulce de leche ice cream later tonight to balance the flavors :D

I used organic unsweetened cocoa and might use a little more sugar or lesser cocoa powder next time if I plan to serve the cupcakes on their own. (I was lucky to have forgotten to add the chunks of dark chocolate bar I had initially planned!) The cream cheese frosting in the original recipe by Nicole that ET followed could also be a good pairing for the dark chocolate flavor. I loved the texture and flavor they had. The cupcakes were springy giving me a tough time stacking them up for the second pic since they kept bouncing off one another! I guess the changes I made caused them to rise smoothly into a convex shape unlike the ones ET and Nicole seem to have got. Thank you ET (and Nicole)!

Get into your kitchen this weekend and whip up a tiny batch of these gorgeous cupcakes for breakfast. How many of you are chocolate lovers ?

Have a great weekend all!

22 thoughts:

bee said...

these are too tempting not to try!!!

notyet100 said...

thy r too temptin..:-)

Divya said...

Yummy cupcakes!!!

Sunshinemom said...

Ooey, gooey, chocolatey things are always a weakness with me:)

uvrao said...

those cup cakes look yummy and i am a chocolate lover.....

evolvingtastes said...

WOW, Priya, these look great. A big thank you for trying them out and for this beautiful post. They definitely look much better shaped that mine - so evenly rounded. The cocoa I used was not super strong, should've mentioned that.
Loved your blog otherwise too. Will be visiting often. :-)

sunita said...

Chocolate and me are very close buddies...so I'm really drooling right now...yummy :-)

Kalai said...

Absolutely amazing, Priya!! Looks divine. :)

zlamushka said...

oh, gosh, Priya, these are adorable. what a perfect shape,... vrrr let me come over for a second :-)
Btw. T&T round-up is up and running, so is July´s challenge. Hope to see you there ...

Padma said...

Ahh! they look so tempting.... would love to have it any time!

mitr_bayarea said...

Priya-

Oh My God...these look mouth-watering, can you please send me some.

Bhawana said...

there is a surprise for you in my blog.

Love-Bhawana

Namratha said...

Gosh, I am having a chocolate meltdown right now...awesome Priya!

Shreya said...

Oh God, sinfully divine looking chocolatey tempations! I'm drooling at that pile...

Raj said...

mouthwatering, divine
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Sameera.. said...

Yummmmmmmm those look so delightful !
Chocolate is always a treattt !
Im surely gonna keep checking your space now on ! And I must say, you have designed your site well !
I hope I can take ideas from there...
Rgds,
Sam

Priyanka said...

Hey priya, visiting your blog after a long time.....you have posted some really fabulous recipes....am drooling at the chocolate cupcakes since its one of my weaknesses.....

Mansi Desai said...

simple and divine! for plain chocolate lovers like me:) nicely done Priya!:)

Amar said...

Yumm is the word.... hmmm delicious

Gaurav said...

Priya,
The cupcakes look absolutely tempting. You can feel the chocolate melting in your mouth as you'll bite into them.

Nanda said...

Hmmm.. I miss all those treats!!! :(

Devi Meyyappan said...

yummmy cakes :) .... very very nice!!

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