Eggless Vanilla Cupcake With Chocolate Frosting

Eggless Vanilla Cupcake With Chocolate Frosting

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We are meeting after a small gap I guess? Yeah…my last post was around Easter time. I was hoping to say hi to you in between but didnt work out. Something or the other popped up just like that. Anyways, what news at your end?

I’m here with a baking recipe after a long time. It’s mainly because baking has taken a back seat recently. I was trying so hard to cut down on my sugar & butter intake, but it only increased my cravings & ended up having more from outside :( Anyways I baked these cupcakes when some friends came over. It was such a pleasure to bake after a long time & these little cuties did a good job in motivating me to start baking again. After all there is nothing like good old vanilla cake smothered with chocolate frosting.

Btw, I didnt tell you..these are eggless cupcakes. Though I’ve posted some eggless bakes before, it’s not party stuff…That was mainly some healthy bakes. Nothing wrong with that, but I do prefer some sugar & butter high when I’m in a mood to celebrate :) Yep, I’m in a mood to celebrate. You remember Adi boy, my nephew? Well, I’ve two nephews now, my brother & family is blessed with a cute little fella, Siddharth on 5th May. I’m so looking forward to meet him & also my niece Liana :)

Talking about celebration, no celebration is complete without chocolates, right? Check out See’s Candies. They have a great collection of chocolates designed for special occasions like these. Their varieties include truffles, candy bars, sugar free etc; I’d like to try their Springtime Truffles, it looks so delicate & smooth. I’m sure they will make an awesome gift item too. I for sure dont mind receiving a beautifully wrapped Chocolate Box as a gift ;)

Now, shall we hop on to the recipe?

Here we go…

 

Eggless Vanilla Cupcake With Chocolate Frosting
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Recipe type: Baking
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 12
 
Ingredients
  • All Purpose Flour (Maida) - 2½ cups
  • Soda Bicarbonate - 1 tsp
  • Baking Powder - 1 tsp
  • Powdered Sugar - 2 cups
  • Butter - ¾ cup (170 gm), softened
  • Yogurt - 1 cup, room temp
  • Hot Milk - ½ cup
  • Vanilla Essence - ½ tsp
Hersheys "Perfectly Chocolate" Chocolate Frosting
  • ½ cup (113 gms) butter
  • ⅔ cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • ⅓ cup milk/water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven @ 180 C, 10 minutes before baking.
  2. Sift together all purpose flour, baking powder & soda bicarbonate. Beat softened butter, powdered sugar, hot milk, yogurt & vanilla essence together till light & fluffy. Fold in the sifted flour. Line a muffin/cupcake tray with liners. Divide the batter evenly among the prepared muffin cups. Bake in the preheated oven for 10-15 mins.
  3. Icing
  4. Melt butter. Stir in cocoa. Alternately add powdered sugar and milk/water, beating to spreading consistency. Add small amount additional milk/water, if needed. Stir in vanilla. About 2 cups frosting.
Notes
Cupcake Notes: This is originally a cake recipe, so you can bake it as a cake also. For the above mentioned qty, you can use a 8-9 inch round cake tin. I made only half the qty mentioned above & got 12 standard size cupcakes. I stored the cupcakes at room temp for 3 days in an airtight container. Icing Notes: I used water instead of milk. I made only half the qty of icing. The consistency of the icing depends on the qty of water added. For the icing consistency seen in the picture, you need to add more water. The cupcakes need to be cooled completely before frosting.

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  • Nashira Usef

    Oh my goodness, those cup cakes with the chocolate frosting looks so cute and yummy!

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thank you so much Nashira :) Btw, they are yummy!

  • Anonymous

    Maria, the cupcakes look awesome….I had 2 doubts…can we beat the sifted flour with the wet ingredients or do we need to fold it manually itself? and do we have to bring the final batter to dripping consistency or is it fine if its just pasty?

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks Bency :) You need to fold in the flour manually itself. The consistency of the batter is between dropping & pasty. I mean its not a flowy batter but at the same time its not so thick also. Hope I didnt confuse you..

      Please do share your feedback, if you try this. Happy baking!

      Cheers

      Maria

      • Anonymous

        Thanks a lot Maria…. tried this recipe yesterday and it came out very well….didnt have the patience to make the frosting so I directly put cocoa powder into the batter:)

        • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

           You are welcome dear :) I’m happy that you liked it. Btw, next time try it with frosting, I’m sure you will enjoy it. Thanks for the comment.

  • Jacob Varghese

    Maria, the cupcakes look very cute and am sure my boys will love it. But can you clarify … you have mentioned Vanilla essence and extract. As far as I know both are different. Here in UAE vanilla extract is not available. Do you get it in Bahrain? what can I do to substitute it? Many cake recipes call for extract or can I just use the regular essence. Thanks.. Rachel

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks Jacob. I normally use Vanilla essence instead of extract. I havent seen Vanilla extract in Bahrain also. For this recipe also you can use same qty of Vanilla essence.

      Hope your boys like the cupcake & happy baking!

      Cheers
      Maria

  • http://torviewtoronto.blogspot.com/ torviewtoronto

     delicious looking cupcake

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thank you :)

  • Bharati

    Hi Maria,
    I tried the cup cakes minus the frosting yesterday.  I used half the quantities mentioned in the recipe since I am just starting to bake but followed the steps accurately.  Not sure what went wrong, the cakes did not turn out as expected.  The following went wrong –

    1) At the end of the baking time mentioned in the recipe, the cakes were still not done and there fore had to extend the time

    2) Cakes were not soft and spongy but lumpy and heavy.   In some cakes the flour was not cooked fully

    3) Cracks appeared on the surface

    Would greatly appreciate your guidance on what could have gone wrong and what are the corrective steps for next time.

    Thanks a bunch in advance

    Rgds,
    Bharati

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Bharati,

      Sorry to hear that it didnt come out well :(

      1. The baking time varies for each oven, so it depends…

      2. I guess the cakes were lumpy because the flour wasnt incorporated well into the batter. Also the cakes can be heavy if you over mix the batter. Once the butter, sugar, yogurt mixture is ready, slowly add the flour & gently fold in until no more flour is visible. You need to fold in the flour gently.

      3. There are a number of reasons why the cake cracks like…over mixing of the batter, opening the oven in between, placing the cake in the top rack etc;

      Hope this helps..& I do hope it comes out well next time. All the best!

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Sylvia

    By powdered sugar did u mean icing sugar? Just came across your blog and love it’s look. Congratulatins. Sylvia

  • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

    Hi Sylvia,

    Thank you for your kind words dear :) Its not icing sugar, I powdered the regular sugar.

    Cheers
    Maria

  • Gayatri

    Hi Maria,
    Just wanted to let you know that I made these yesterday (without the frosting) and they were much appreciated. Thanks for this recipe.

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Gayatri,

      Thanks a lot dear :) Great to know that you liked them. Thanks for the comment :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

    Hi Gayatri,

    You are welcome :) Nice to know that it came out well for you. Thanks a lot for sharing your feedback here.

    Cheers
    Maria

  • Leela

    hi maria ,
    wow!! its so beutiful ..wish i could taste it right away…but hmm..will have to make it soon..please do tell me how much does u’r one cup measure..btw u have a very beutiful blog …i have been a regular visitor here ..tried many of u’r recipes which came out really good..thanks a lot..

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Leela,

      Thank you dear :) I used the standard measuring cups for all my baking. My 1 cup measures to 236.64 ml. Hope you could try this soon & you like it too.

      Thanks for trying the recipes from here. Please do share your feedback about the cupcakes, if you get a chance to try them.

      Cheers
      Maria

      • Leela

        hi maria,
        I tried this today and it came out really good …my kids loved it…Thanks a lot Maria for such a nice recipe..now i know this would be regular visitor at my home ..actually next week is my sons class party and i was in a fix as to what to make for the party…now i dont have any doubt..this is the one..thanks maria…

        • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

          Hi Leela,

          Its really good to know that you liked this recipe. It has become a regular at my place too… I’m excited to hear that you are making this for a party :) . I do hope your son’s friends will also like it.

          Happy baking!

          Cheers
          Maria

  • Janhavi deshpande

    I made this today.cupcake came out very  well! thanks!

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thank you so much Janhavi! Glad that it came out well for you :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Laijulatheef

    Hi maria,

    I am so happy coz i can eat a cupcake because of ur recipe!! i dont like cakes with eggs in it and always wished to have a recipe which is eggless yet tasty and finally i have found it all coz of u! thanx a ton! God bless u!!

    regards

    Mrs Laiju Shaheen

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Laiju,

      You are welcome! I’m so happy that the cupcakes came out well for you. The pics look great! I’ve posted a few other eggless bakes also. Check out the eggless baking section on the right side of the blog.

      Thank you so much for sharing your feedback here :)

      Cheers
      Maria

      • Laijulatheef

        Thanx maria,

        will try it for sure ! 

  • Shauna

    Hi Maria,
    I’d used this frosting recipe for a chocolate cake… Am I supposed to melt the sugar with the butter (heat)first and then mix the cocoa powder to this coz I could feel the sugar granules when I bit into the cake…

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Shauna,

      The recipe calls for powdered sugar, hence no need to melt it with butter. Did you use powdered sugar or sugar granules? Because, if its powdered well, then the grainy texture wont be there…

      Cheers
      Maria

      • saltmango14

        Hi Maria,
        I had used powdered sugar… But I did not use a sieve… So, I am guessing that there might have been some granules toozzz

        • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

          hhmm… Its always better to seive the powdered sugar, before adding. So next time it should be ok I guess :)

          Cheers
          Maria

  • Jill Huddleston

    Hi Maria, what is powdered sugar? Is it ordinary granulated sugar sieved?

    Thank you
    Jill

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Jill,

      Powdered sugar is nothing but normal sugar grind in a mixie. If there are lumps in the powdered sugar, its better to sieve & use it.

      Hope its clear now.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

    Hi Akshata,

    As far as I know, it may happen because of two reasons….

    1. The oven temp was too high
    2. The qty of batter was more than the ideal qty.

    Hope it comes out well next time…

    Cheers
    Maria

    • Akshata

      Thanks. Ill let u know what happens the next time :)

  • anuradha verma

    Hi Maria,….I tried this recipe today it turned out well.cupcakes are too good,very moist and fluffy .i am going to try your eggless chocolate cake recipe tomorrow for my son’s b’day. wish me luck….

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Anuradha,

      Thank you very much! Nice to hear that you liked this recipe. Hope your chocolate cake also came out well.

      Belated b’day wishes to your son!

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Dipal

    Hello Ms. Maria,
    I tried this recipe and came out very good. Even my husband loved that. ( normally he does not like cupcakes.) Now every week my son demands for cupcakes and he finishes 12 big size cupcakes within 2-3 days. ( he is only 3 ). I am glad I found your eggless recipe. Thanks,
    Dipal

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Dipal,

      Thank you very much! I’m specially thrilled to know that your son liked this cake :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Rainy

    Hi Maria, I am a great fan of your blog after I came to US last month :)
    As you know it is the time when we start cooking know ;)

    I would like to know one thing, is there any substitute for milk for the cakes? My son is lactose intolerant and I would like to bake some cakes which he can also have..

  • Nitasha

    Hi Maria
    Made this cake today..but something went wrong ithink,,,cake was too soft to cut..btw I made as a cake…but tastes yummmm….this is the forth tym I am baking this….third nd forth time dint turn up gud…the sides r crispy and middle portion is not..Wer cud I went wrong.
    ?

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Nitasha,

      Sorry to hear that it didnt come out well..
      Have you tried it in cake form all the time or just the third and fourth time?
      If you are using a small size tin, it happens that the outside gets cooked while the middle is not getting cooked. Try wrapping a wet cloth around the baking tin and bake it, this will help even baking.

      Hope it comes out well next time. All the best!

      Cheers
      Maria

  • http://www.facebook.com/konica.lowry Konica Lowry

    Hey Maria I have tried three of ur eggless recipes n they came out successfully I m posting the pic of eggless chocolate cake.just one request can u tell me how to substitute maida vid whole wheat flour. Thanks n keep up the good work

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Konica,

      Thanks a lot for sharing the pic :) It looks great! For a cake recipe, may be you can use half maida n half whole wheat flour. If you are substituting full maida with wheat flour, you may need to adjust the wet ingredients also, otherwise the cake will be too dense.

      Cheers
      Maria

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Konica,

      Thanks a lot for sharing the pic :) It looks great! For a cake recipe, may be you can use half maida n half whole wheat flour. If you are substituting full maida with wheat flour, you may need to adjust the wet ingredients also, otherwise the cake will be too dense.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • http://www.facebook.com/konica.lowry Konica Lowry

    Hey Maria I have tried three of ur eggless recipes n they came out successfully I m posting the pic of eggless chocolate cake.just one request can u tell me how to substitute maida vid whole wheat flour. Thanks n keep up the good work

  • Elizabeth

    Hai Maria,
    Thanks for the recipe.my daughter loved it…but my cake burned a little at the bottom..can u help me abt what to do next time to avoid burning???

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks Elizabeth :)

      Did you bake it as a cupcake or a cake? In either case, you need to use parchment/butter paper. It will help in preventing the burns, also reduce the baking time a bit.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Maryanne Sunny

    Hi Maria,

    Can I substitute butter for this recipe with oil? If so could you please tell me how much?

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Maryanne,

      Sorry for the delayed reply :(

      I havent tried using oil, so I’m not sure how it works..

      Wish you a happy new year!

      Cheers
      Maria

    • Hannah

      I always substitute melted butter with oil, it’s basically the same thing, I never taste a change in my baking.

  • Payal Ailani

    hey there, can you tell me why you’ve used yogurt in this recipe?

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Payal,

      I got this recipe from one of my friends and I just followed it. I’m guessing it’s used instead of egg.

      Cheers
      Maria

    • Maharana Pratap

      in absence of eggs the cakes become hard.just using baking powder doesn’t gives them the softness required to make a good cake.yogurt with soda bi carb helps in giving the same effect as eggs do.hope it helps.

      • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

        Thanks for taking time to explain here :)

  • Fernanda Silva Loos

    Hi Maria, just a very quick note to thank you for this recipe. My daughter came with a last minute request from school: donation of homemade cakes for the summer fair. I work, got home late and figured out I had no eggs! I didn’t want to disappoint my girl, so went online and found your blog. I regret I didn’t bake the full amount (I halved everything). The cupcakes are delicious! So fluffily, so moist. The icing is gorgeous, it complements it so well. Thank you so much, one happy girl, one proud mummy!

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Fernanda,

      Thank yous o much for your comment! Great to know that the cupcakes turned out well and your daughter was happy :)

      Hope you get to try other recipes too when time permits..

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Dony Gregor

    what is powdered sugar .. is it caster sugar or icing sugar you have used for the frosting .. i get confused between this :(

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Dony,

      Powdered sugar is just regular sugar in powder form. It’s not caster or icing sugar. Just powder the regular sugar in grinder and you get your powdered sugar :)

      Hope you get to try this cake soon.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Ammu Vijaykumar

    Hi Maria,
    I made this cake today and it came out really well.. Thanku so much for the fail proof recipe. But I have some leftover chocolate frosting. Any innovative suggestions on how to use it ? :)
    Thanks again.

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Ammu,

      Thanks dear :) I’m so happy to know that these cupcakes came out well for you.

      Well, you could always bake another batch of choc cupcakes to use the icing ;)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Sugandha Malhotra

    These were so soft! Melt in your mouth cupcakes! Probably the best recipe i’ve tried! I used a heavy cream chocolate frosting with it..Worked amazingly well! Love these cupcakes..The only vanilla cupcakes ill make.

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Sugandha,

      Thanks a ton for your wonderful feedback! Thrilled to hear that this is the best cupcake recipe you’ve tried :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • random

    I tried this today and it was perfect. Simple, delicious, no fuss and no mess cupcakes. I tried it with nutella frosting though I am not a pro at piping it out – I would have sent you a pic if I had piped them nicely!

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi,

      Thank you so much for the comment! Great to know that you got it perfect! Hopefully next time you can send me a pic :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • ladybug88

    Hi there, i tried using the recipe to bake some cupcakes…unfortunately they sunk in the middle. I wanna try this recipe out again…how can i prevent this happening?

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi,

      There can be a number of reasons for for cake sinking in the middle..

      overheating of the oven can cause the cake to rise rapidly, it may result in sinking..
      opening the oven door in between. It’s better not to open the oven door for the first 10-15 mins for cupcakes and 25 mins for cake
      overmixing of the cake batter also causes the cake to sink
      over using raising agents like baking powder or soda can also result sinking in the middle.

      Hope this helps and your cake comes out perfect next time. All the best and happy baking!

      Cheers
      Maria

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