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!