Chocolate Cupcakes

Recipe Source: Joy of Baking


1 1/3 cup (175 gm) all purpose flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 cup boiling hot water
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup (113 gm) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 190 degree celcius. Lightly butter or line 16 muffin cups with paper liners.
  2. In a small bowl, add the cocoa powder and boiling hot water and stir well until smooth. Let it cool to room temperature.
  3. Whisk together the all purpose flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl and keep it aside.
  4. In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  5. Add eggs one at a time, beating until smooth. Beat in the vanilla extract.
  6. Add the flour mixture and beat only until incorporated.
  7. Then add the cooled cocoa mixture and stir until smooth.
  8. Divide the batter evenly into prepared muffin cups and bake for about 16-20 minutes or until a tester comes out clean.
  9. Remove cupcakes to a wire rack to cool and then serve..



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