Saturday, January 25, 2014

Satisfying that Chocolate Craving with the Speediest Chocolate Cupcakes

I live in a house full of women and to satisfy the frequent chocolate cravings we have, there's pretty much always a bar of dark chocolate sitting in the drawer to satisfy and overcome these cravings. Just a square or two and it usually does the job, at least until we move onto the next craving!

And there I was the other night, chocolate craving arrived and of course there was no chocolate to be found. So that combined with me supposed to be starting on some college work, I decided I would bake something chocolately. I call it procrastibaking. I am actually writing this blog right now to avoid working too. 
I came across a simple vegan chocolate cake recipe online with only a handful of ingredients, so I gave it a go. These cupcakes were into the oven in less than 10 minutes and out in less than 20. Even though these happen to be vegan, I recommend that the non vegan baker try these out! There's no beating eggs and butter and sugar together, just mixing a few ingredients in the same bowl. So minimal washing up. So here is how to make the quickest and yummiest cupcakes.

How to Make the Speediest Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes

  • 1 1/2 Cups of Flour
  • 1 Cup of White Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup of Cocoa Powder
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/3 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1 teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
  • 1 teaspoon of Vinegar (if you have some)
  • 1 cup of Water

Step 1: Get a large bowl. Sift in the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and soda, salt and add the sugar. Whisk it up a little bit. 
Step 2: Add the water, oil, vanilla and vinegar. 
Step 3: Mix gently with a spoon and fold the mixture together until all combined.
Step 4: Place about a large table spoon or more of the mixture into a pre lined cupcake/muffin tin and pop in the oven for about 20 mins.

Then the hard part, do your washing up! When they're ready, leave until completely cool and either top with icing, chocolate spread or peanut butter like I did. They also taste great by themselves and even better the next day.