Thursday, October 28, 2010

Easy Breezy Egg-less White Cup Cakes

Every-time I am off from work, everyone last a list of tasks for me. Hubby wants me to run some chores, my daughter wants me to plan a play-date with one of her friends and my son wants me to cook something special for him (Didn't I tell you - he is a big foodie ?), while I want to laze around all day. Usually my daughter wins and I end up doing something fun for her. This time my son put his foot down, he needed "White cup cakes"!  Usually we bake chocolate cup cakes, but some how he is bored of them and I had to make something "special" for him.

So I took the easy way out, took my usual chocolate cup cake recipe and skipped the chocolate and add a little bit extra milk and I was done. Also I used the self rising flour and so the cake fluffed up with barely any work on anyone's side! Isn't that a nice project to be done with a young one ? And you should have seen his smile when he saw the puffed up cup cakes in the oven - surely worth the effort (and more) !
Also we tried chocolate chip cookies with this self rising flour and it was a disaster! I guess the lesson is, stick to cakes and cup cakes while using self rising flour!

3 cups of Self rising flour
1/2 cup butter at room temperature
1 1/2 cups milk
 2 tea spoon of vanilla extract
pinch of salt
some chopped nuts or chocolate chip cookies to decorate (optional - my kids didn't allow me to add it)

How To
Pre-heat the oven to 350*F
Mix the dry ingredients (flour and salt) well.
In a bowl, mix the butter and sugar until the mixture changes color. Add the milk and flour alternately to the sugar-butter mixture. Beat well after each addition. Once everything is added, add the vanilla extract and mix well.
Pour into paper lined cup-cake tins and bake for 20-25 min until the tooth-pick inserted comes out clean.
Let it cool a little but, before you dig in!

Enjoy it warm off the oven! If you have any left over for the next day, warm it for 10 seconds in the microwave and Enjoy!


  1. wow cup cakes looks soft n delicious it


  2. Cute lil cup cakes .... I am sure ur kids rejoiced every bite of it :)

  3. @Satrupa - yes they did. More fun making it than eating I guess...
    @Jeyashi - thanks...

  4. Wow. Cute little eggless ones. Love the colour

  5. hmmmm..can I have some my drooling here:)

  6. Thanks for stopping by,cup cakes look delicious,sure your kids must have loved it...

    Pushpa @

  7. Hi,

    They are so spongy and yummy...:)


  8. i love cup cakes and eggless is what i prefer most of the times...and yours look so good soft and yum

  9. Thanks all - it so simple and easy to put together...

  10. Hi.
    Glad u could treat ur son. Cute cupcakes.

  11. Cupcake looks delicious, still i am not good at eggless cakes. Nice recipe.
    Thanks for visiting my blog.

  12. Perfect and cute looking will love it!

    US Masala

  13. @Nandini - thanks
    @Swathi - its super easy... try it, I think you will like it.
    @Pratibha- thanks
    @aipi - yes both kids and moms will like it. Moms for the less work...

  14. Cute cupcakes :-) Looks so soft n delicious.

  15. Love the fact that it is eggless! Looks very nice,never tried muffins so far,yet to try my hands on it ;)

  16. @Raks - thanks... It is super duper easy!

  17. I cant just stop at one cupcake. :-) Your kids didnt let you add chocolate chips? :-) So cute.

  18. nice recipe..looks so perfect and yummy!!

  19. Looks perfect, would love to try this out!

  20. @Pre - thanks. no they wanted a pure white cake.
    @Sarah - thanks
    @Rekha - thanks

  21. Hi Somoo,
    Thanks for remembering me, and that's why am here :)
    Went through ur delicious recipes complimented by tempting snaps of the same...u've been creating a strom in ur kitchen lady!! cool!
    Loved the cup cakes and ur piece of advice on baking will be surely kept in mind!

    Wishing u and ur family brightness in manifolds! May the festival of lights bring along lasting wellness and prosperity..

  22. Thanks Suparna. You are such a sweetheart! Welcome back and hope you have a lovely diwali too.

  23. Cute looking cup cakes! Happy diwali!

  24. @priya - thanks. Happy Diwali to you too...

  25. They look cute and perfect...Happy Deepawali to you and your family!

  26. Delicious cute lil cup cake...loved it..YUM! Wish u & ur family happy & prosperous diwali!!

  27. I can see how much they puffed this cupcake like mushroom! Great recipe to do with kids!
    Happy Diwali to you and ur family!

  28. @Cham - thanks and Happy Diwali to you too!

  29. I've been doing a lot of eggless things lately too. Your cupcakes look very nice, very soft.
    Happy Diwali to you and your family!

  30. Wow! I don't love egg-smell in cake.... this is a good cupcake option! looks cute!