Saturday, July 4, 2009

Eggless Cup Cakes to celebrate July 4th


I saw these cupcakes few months back on this blog 'Evolving Tastes'. She has an amazing blog and all her dishes are awesome. I have made these cup cakes several times since then, sometimes using mini muffin cups and sometimes the regular ones. These cup cakes literally take 10 min to assemble and don't really require a mixer or any additional gadget. My 8yr old daughter assembes them with the help of my 3 yr old son and I just put into the mould and put in the oven and bake. Both my kids absolutely adore these cakes and I made them for both their birthday parties this year.

So enjoy the July 4th weekend with these yummy cakes... The recipe is noted here with slight modifications from the original. I skipped the coffee and substituted vegetable oil with butter (I feel it is ok to indulge and use butter with cakes and cookies, but use vegetable oil if you want. It tastes good with vegetable oil...)

Ingredients
Makes 6

3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tea spoon baking powder
a big pinch of salt
1/4 cup milk, or a little more if needed
1/4 cup butter (I substituted butter for vegetable oil from the original recipe)
1/2 tea spoon vanilla extract (you can skip this if you don't have it)


How To

Preheat oven to 350F. Line muffin cups with paper liners.
In a large bowl, sift together flour, cocoa power, sugar, baking powder and salt.
In a medium bowl, mix together milk, vegetable oil and vanilla extract. Pour into dry ingredients and mix until everything is combined well.
Distribute batter evenly into prepared muffin cups, filling each about 3/4th full.
Bake for 18-20 minutes, until a tester inserted into the center comes out clean.

Remove from the oven to cool completely, before digging in...
And if you can't wait, eat it while it is still warm... I love mine hot from the oven. How do you like yours ?


42 comments:

  1. Wow .. It looks so cute with those flags..yummmmyyyy

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  2. Happy 4th of July! Woo.. that cake looks yumm with the cute little flags.. lovely

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  3. lovely da...looks perfect, i wwill try this recipe n let u know! thnx for sharing!

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  4. Lovely muffins,Happy 4th of july..enjoy with these cuties..

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  5. very cute..they look pretty..

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  6. A2Z,Ann, Vrinda, sowyma - thanks and enjoy 4th of July too...
    Kittymati - its super easy... let me know how it goes...

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  7. hey somoo,
    Happy celebration! great looking cup cakes :) and it's so cute to know that ur kiddos help u in baking :)
    Hugs to them and u too!
    Enjoy the weekend!
    TC

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  8. looks cute n delicious... nice click :)

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  9. cakes, luchis, rotis are the final frontier for me. Yours look yummy.

    Hey, I made chide bhaaja yesterday and put a link to your chuda bhaaja http://finelychopped-k.blogspot.com/2009/07/granny-diaries-didus-chide-bhaaja.html

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  10. Wow ... I loved the pictures . I can't belive these cakes are eggless ... So nice & moist ..Thanks dear for sharing

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  11. They look so good and thanks for ur recipe... will definitely try it out... my kids would love these :)

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  12. Hi Somoo, thanks for the shoutout! Glad you are enjoying the recipe - your cupcakes cook just perfect.

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  13. Somoo,
    Its really very colourful and lovely recipe.

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  14. Wow cupcakes looks really very soft, wat an excellent way to celebrate 4th july yaa!

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  15. Lovely cupcakes, you can submit them to Madhuram's low fast eggless baking event!

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  16. Looks cute...and easy to make..nice one

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  17. yummy and delicious cup cakes. Perfect for celebration.

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  18. Yummy cupcakes! Hope u had a wonderful celebration!

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  19. Beautiful cupcakes! Looks so yummy and I love to have them fresh from the oven!

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  20. Looks too good. great way to celebrate the day!

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  21. Friends - yes these cup cakes are super moist and delicious and so easy to assemble. We have to thank ET for finding a winner.
    Yes it was a lovely way to celebrate. I forgot to add my lil son picked up these tooth-picks with flags that I later thought of using for the decoration on the cup cakes...
    ET - thrilled you came over to this blog. I really enjoy browsing thru your site...

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  22. Cool:) Cute muffins with those cute flags:)

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  23. Delicious muffins!The flags are so cute:)
    Thanks for visiting.

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  24. Cute looks cup cakes done by cute hands (ur kids),my kids also show interest in baking when i bake cake/muffins :)

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  25. haha very cute cakes Somoo!!

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  26. Oh wow....looks soft and yum......

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  27. Very cute cup cakes. Hats off to the kids too. Happy Independence day dear.

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  28. Thanks for the yummy comments. Aruna and Dhanya - coming from you I am really honored, since I know what great bakers you guys are...

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  29. Lovely cake........can u suggest how to bake soft cake...I just afraid to bake cake...

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  30. eggless..wonderful..looks so perfect and yummy

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  31. Pinky - these cupcakes are super easy... Try it - if my 8 yr old can put it together, anyone can... They come out nice and moist. Dont over-bake. 18-20 for regular size cup cakes is a lot.
    Preety - glad you like it...

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  32. First time here..U have a wonderful blog with superb clicks..I too luv baking esp eggless..Ur cupcales look moist and soft..Bookmarked it!!

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  33. ramya - glad you liked it... it is super easy and yum...

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