Chocolate Cupcakes

Well....I had never intended to bake a cupcake....Never at this time of the year when I am soooo busy baking cakes for Christmas.....But had to bake it for my little one *smiles*....She had some activity at her play school where she was supposed to bring cupcakes.....I thought of buying some...but the "baker mummy" in me didn't allow....and so I baked these simple Chocolate Cupcakes for my little one and her friends......
Recipe Adapted from: Chocolate by Parragon Books

Unsalted butter, softened - 100 gm
Castor sugar - 1/2 cup
Eggs, lightly beaten - 2
Milk/water - 2-4 tbsp
Chocolate chips - 1/3 cup
Self-raising white flour - 1 1/2 cups
Cocoa powder - 1/4 cup

  • Preheat the oven to 200 C. Line a muffin pan with paper cases.
  • Sift the flour and cocoa. Reserve.
  • Beat butter and sugar in a bowl until light and fluffy.
  • Gradually add the eggs, beating well after each addition.
  • Add milk or water.
  • Fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Next, add the sifted flour and cocoa and fold into the mixture. {Add water/milk accordingly to loosen the batter}.
  • Spoon the batter into the paper cases and smooth the tops.
  • Bake the cupcakes in the preheated oven for about 20-30 mins or until well risen and springy to touch.
  • Transfer to a wire rack and let cool.