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Egg-less Dark Chocolate Cupcake

Cupcake is a small cake meant for one person and can be with or without frosting. Cake batter used for baking cakes can be used to bake cupcakes too. These little pieces of joy can be then frosted with chocolate ganache, butter-cream, royal icing, whipped cream, cream cheese frosting and sour cream which are some of the popular frostings.

Making a beautiful cupcakes for a special occasion is a real gift of love. Baking and cake decorating is for all. It is not at all difficult. All you need to do is to get the basics right and then even a beginner can create wonderful cupcakes.


These cupcakes are one of my favourites and just too delish. I have been using this recipe for years and  my friends and family don't get bored of this recipe ever. 


Cupcakes(makes 11-12)

  • 125 gm plain flour
  • 2 Tbsp Drinking Chocolate Powder
  • 2 Tbsp Cocoa Powder
  • 1 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Baking Soda( Meetha soda)
  • 2 Tbsp Powdered Sugar
  • 1/2 tin milkmaid
  • 4 Tbsp Semi-soft Amul butter
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla essence
  • 50 ml Drinking Soda/ Milk ( room temperature)

Chocolate Ganache
  • 1 cup Amul Cream
  • 2 cups chopped Dark chocolate


  • Pre-heat oven at 180 degree Celsius for 10 minutes.
  • Strain all dry ingredients i.e. flour, drinking chocolate, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and powdered sugar together thrice. Divide it in three parts and keep aside.
  • Empty 1/2 tin milkmaid in a bowl and whisk using electric beater for 5 minutes. Now add butter and whisk together till mixture becomes lighter in colour.
  • Now fold dry ingredients and drinking soda in the milkmaid mixture one part at a time. Add vanilla essence in the end.
  • Line cupcake try with cupcake liners and pour batter 1/2 way.

  • Bake at 170 degrees for 15-20 minutes.

Chocolate ganache for frosting

Now we get down to chocolate ganache. Chocolate ganache is a French term which basically means smooth and "wanting to dive into it" mixture of chocolate and cream. It is an amazing topping which can be used for making truffles, tarts, glaze and decorate cakes. I have used Amul Cream and Morde Dark Chocolate to make it.


  • Heat cream in a non-stick deep pan over medium heat. Just when you see bubbles forming, turn off the gas.
  • Immediately add chopped dark chocolate in cream and using a spatula stir in circular motion till chocolate is totally melted with cream.
  • Mixture should be silky smooth without any lumps. Refrigerate ganache for an hour so it had a pipe-able consistency. 
  • Pour ganache in a piping bag and pipe desired designs using nozzles.
  • Refrigerate after decorating the cupcakes and consume within 2-3 days.

Some basic rules to follow
  1. Clean and dry all the equipments required.
  2. Use good quality ingredients.
  3. Always follow the recipe.
  4. Assemble all the ingredients before you commence baking.
  5. Pre-heat oven.

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