One-Bowl Chocolate Cupcakes

I will start my writing by sharing this wonderful recipe.. original recipe is fm Martha Stewart... i saw it here and decided to gv it a go.. super easy.. fuss free.. great result and yep.. this recipe reminds me of the oreo cuppies which i baked a few months ago.. easy peasy and yummy!

Ingredients - (I got 50+ cuppies out of this recipe)
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/4 cups dutch process cocoa powder - i used cocoa berry
2 1/2 cups sugar
2 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 1/4 tsp baking powder
1 1/4 tsp salt
2 large eggs plus 1 egg yolk - i used 4 eggs
1 1/4 milk - i used buttermilk
1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp vegetable oil - i used canola oil
1 1/4 cup warm water
1 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 180C. Line 2 standard 12 cup muffin pans with paper liners.
Into the bowl of an electric mixer, sift together flour, cocoa, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
Attact bowl to mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the eggs, buttermilk, vanilla and warm water. Beat on low speed until smooth and combined abt 3 mins, scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.

Divide batter evenly among the muffin cups, filling each abt 2/3 full. Bake, rotating pans halfway thru, until a cake tester inserted in the center of a cupcake come out clean, 20-25 mins. Transfer pans to a wire rack to cool slightly. Invert cupcakes onto the rack then reinvert and let them cool completely, top sides up. Frost cupcakes with buttercream, swirling to cover and garnish with chocolate curls. (I used chocolate ganache for my frosting - 250g double cream, 200g valrhona chocolate and 30g of butter)

Anyway yesterday mom told us that she felt like eating grilled stingray and had wanted to eat by the beach aka east coast but unfortunately when we got there.. the whole place was like a ghost town lol.. the "makan" place was closed due to cleaning so without wasting anymore time as it was already half past 8.. we decided to go to our usual seafood place.. we were the last to leave and since we know the owner.. we get to celebrate moms little bday party there.. it was a short one but i guess everyone enjoyed it..

The many faces of the bday "girl" aka mom..

The smiles - priceless!

The laughter - priceless!

Birthday celebration for sis Lyn.. Shiela, Dafinah and err Sonia too?? lol u still hv a few more months bef ur bday dear! hehe

Of cos I had to pack the cuppies individually for all to take home.. overall it was a good night.. ty mom for treating us to a seafood dinner.. the black pepper crab was delish!

I will be a little busy for the next few days.. i hv orders to fulfil and hopefully will be able to share new recipes this weekend! cheers!


cik cek said...

WoW!....chocolate cupcaKE...YUMMYYYY......:)

zarin said...

happy birthday to your mom. love your pictures...suma happy happy belakka ;-)

Rima said...

cik cek
u can never go wrong with chocolate cuppies kan.. pokoknye harus pakai good cocoa powder dehhh hehe

Rima said...

Ty Zarin for the wish.. kan orang nak belanja.. kira kita makan perrrr .. memang happy giler lah hehehe

izahdaut said...

happy birthday to kak rima mum.. semoga sihat2 hendaknya dan gembira melihat anak2 semuanya disekiling..

sangat gojes buah buah atas cc tu.. geram nengokkannyer.kalau la dapat sebijik. haiishh

Rima said...

Ty Izah for the wish.. nak dua biji pun ok jugak.. must balance mahhh hehehe

Niat dihati nak letak 4 types of berries on each cuppies but unfortuntely kat supermarket tak jual strawberries yg kecik kecik dah tu si blackberries pun gedik gedik.. so terpaksa lah batal kan niat ku nak letak 4 types of berries but i think kan if tambah sebiji blueberry on each cuppies pun ok jugak..

Aishamirafiq said...

Chocolate cuppies + berries = Yummy!!!!

Psst!... ada lagik tk??? Nak! Ahaks

Rima said...

Hehe cuba buat muka kesian kat my hb cos tmrw hes taking along one box of cuppies to work :op

Janine said...

wow the cupcakes look super good with the fruit topping and the smiles from everyone really look priceless!

those individual cupcake holders are so useful as well! where did you get them from! are they specially made for you?

Sumaiyyah said...

Reading the ingredients, I predict that the cakes are super moist! (Am I wrong?) Happy birthday to your Mum, sis and the rest. It's so good of you to always think of everyone. Kak Rima :)

Art lover, cinnamonworldofcolours said...

Hi Rima,
'Happy B'day to yr Mum'!
Priceless, when you see a mother smile... it shows that she's happy.
Rima Rima, anythng you bake, looks so delish...

Rima said...

I think u can never go wrong with berries ey.. plus u need to counter balance ur chocolate with something souries :op

Hehe those cuppies holders were not made especially for me.. u can get it fm sun lik or if ur in JB u can get it fm their bakery supply shop..

Rima said...

i was surprised that even after its been in the fridge for a night.. bila u keluar kan dari fridge.. the cake masih lembut and lembab.. memang sedap lah kek ni.. so easy and yet so soft and moist... u can bake it as cake sebuah also..

Ty for the wish.. bila my mom kata nak makan tepi laut i ade pikir what kinda cake yg senang untuk dibagi bagi kan.. i finally settled for cuppies.. tak yah susah potong potong.. just tiup lilin and then pack hehe

Rima said...

Art lover
hehe yg benar nye any chocolate cake sure mengiur kan kita ahakss

Ty for the wish.. memang priceless if mami kita ketawa and senyum..

Ummi said...

Rima....waaaa x abis2 menggoda taauu...akak dah la kurang masa kat dapur...duk ofis pun boleh hilang focus nnt kalau tengok your cc ni tau... :))

Rima said...

I promised lepas ni no more mengoda .. dak sonia sakit .. besok nak buat kek pun tak tahu cam mana.. hopefully sonia cepat sembuh huhu

SJB aka SUELYN J-B. said...

Sonia pun tak mahu ketinggalan hehe.

Yat Maria said...


happy birthday to yr mom, yr sis & everone of the october mom same month ngan my mom la..hehe..october pun ku ramei bday maybe ai make this one lah..pukul rata for everone..senang sikit...thnaks babe for the idea!

Ribbon and Circus said...

Kak Rima,

Dimana kamu beli itu cuppies box.. i carik kat sun Lik and PH tak ade..

Jun said...

happy birthday to mom...sgt2 seronok kalau kumpul2 gitu, hihi...rasanya dah pernah buat recipe ni..sgt senang...masuk2 aje sume2, hehe. btw, how's our lil girl doing? hopefully, cepat recover eh! all my kids mmg trend demam comes with vomitting..kesian betul...TC eh! d mommy kna sihat, nk jaga yg sakit....
aishhhh...nmpak aje kapkek u ni rima..rasa nk buat plak..

Edi said...

happy birthday to your mom! the smile--PRICELESS!! she looks so happy! kelakar pulak tgk semua org tiup lilin...

Mylady said...

Rima...your cupcakes makes me drooling la..adoi!!..

ninazsyafinaz said...

Wishing your mum and your sister happy belated bufday!! whoaa Sonia dah pandai guna kamera besar yerk??

Get well soon Sonia!!

Nuridah said...

Assalamualaikum Rima,

Happy birthday to your mum and moga Sonia cepat sembuh....

Rosemardiana Shamsudin said...

Salam kak, happy birthday to your mom and from the comments I think Sonia is not well. So get well soon baby..

I need your advise on chic ganache. I tot of baking cuppies for my son 3rd birthday. This recipe you use those small cuppies isit?? And the chic ganache, if I make extra, can I keep them in the fridge and use them some other day??

Anyway, keep up your good work. Your cakes all look so Delish..

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nazia said...

Hi sis rima, may I know what is the grade or weight of the eggs that u used ?

Azie Kitchen said...

I have tried this recipe, It is really moist esp the next day.

jacquisbakingsomething said...

Hi Rima,

Are these regularsized cupcakes? You managed to get 50+.
They look gorgeous.

Thank you

Rima said...

Yes they are.. Its delicious too! :)

jacquisbakingsomething said...

Hi Rima,
Love and tried this recipe. Thank you for sharing.
I yield 30 cupcakes from this recipe.
I fill it up with 55gm of cake batter.
Love the chocolatety taste.


jacquisbakingsomething said...

Hi Rima,
Baked this last night.
I want to check why are the top of my cupcakes sticky the next morning? When I tested the cupcakes for doneness, the stick was crumb free.
Hmmm. Thank you in advance and for sharing your insight,

Rima said...

hmmm maybe u shud bake it a little longer... sometimes when u bake a moist type of chocolate cake.. that happens... did u store it in the fridge first bef u pipe anything on it?

jacquisbakingsomething said...

Hi Rima,
Was looking forward to your advise.
I dd store it in a box before putting my ganache. Just in a tupperware and frost it the next morning.
Would storing in a fridge overnight help? How would it?
I usually put a coat of chocolate ganache and then some fondant flowers as decoration. The fondat will sweat righ if cupcakes were cold? Hpw can I solve this issue?

I recently bought Cocao Barry Mexique Origine 66%. And it had a sour taste. What % of choc is best for ganache. I use valhorna for the cupcakes.
Ganache was grainy and had a layer of oil on top. Did I over heat the creme??

Thank you so much Rima.
Have a great weekend with family.

Rima said...

Place ur cuppies in an airtight container and place it in ur fridge..

Fondant .. u cannot place it in ur fridge... just in an air condition room

I usually will use 55 and 64% type of chocolate for all my ganache

When ur chocolate is cold and ur cream is too hot.. it will curdle... next time dont throw it away... blend it and ur ganache is good to go


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Hi.. I am a SAHM to 2 kiddoes..19yr old boy n 2 year old girl.. met my Austrian hubby here in Singapore and hv been living here all my life... my love for baking started when i was 6mths preggie to my daughter, Sonia... my addiction to baking has not stop eversince.. I hope to learn as much as i can abt baking and decorating and then share it with u along the way..