Sin-A-Mon Tales

A chronicle of my kitchen experiments, a little healthy a little indulgent

Vanishing Cupcakes

Thats what I choose to call them wanna know the reason? Yesterday my sil’s kids were at my home and predictably came and said auntie please bake something for us… I decided to bake these muffins… I made 18 of them left them for cooling, came back after 30 mins and saw only 10…. packed away one each for their snack boxes in the morning and saw after an hour again and what there were only 4 left… I was like what? In case you are wondering what flavor were these amazing muffins… they were nutella and apple muffins and if I tell you that they were low fat, whole wheat ones will that serve as an icing on top of the cake err cup cake?

Recipe : Adapted from The Purple Foodie (which I told u earlier is my current blog love and has been for quite sometime)

What I used

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup Nutella
  • 2 apple pureed
  • 4 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup hot milk
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup dark choco chips
  • more Nutella for the glaze (i.e if u have some left for doing the decorations, I had to satisfy myself with just one)
  • no oil or butter yes this is a oil free (actually interestingly this was a mistake I forgot to put the butter that Purple foodie mentions, but seriously the muffins were so good that I am happy that I didnt I guess the pureed apples provided the necessary fat to it and I also increased the egg by one)

How I made it

  • Beat the eggs and sugar together till slightly fluffy. Add the pureed apples and Nutella. Beat a little more
  • Add the cocoa powder to it and mix well.
  • Sift together the salt, both the flours, baking powder and soda.
  • Add this along with the choco chips to the wet mixture made above and mix both till just mixed.
  • Pour the hot milk on top and mix again (don’t overmix remember the golden rule of muffins)
  • Pour in the lined muffin trays and bake in a pre heated oven at 180C for about 20 minutes or till done

I wish I had a picture of the crumb shot to show u guys how nice and soft it was but as I mentioned above it got over before I knew and this one was the only one I could glaze with some Nutella

And with this we start another round of marathon, a 7-day marathon based on theme cooking and the theme that I have picked this time is the one very close to my heart…. yup you guessed it right its Baked Goods 🙂

Please check out my fellow marathon bloggers who have picked up varied different themes to give u amazing dishes for the next one week…. Champa,Divya,Gayathri Anand,Gayathri Kumar,Padma Dharmaraj,Savitha, Smitha, Srivalli, Usha, Veena Aravind, PJ

Also these muffins are off to Kids Delight – Restaurant Creations hosted by Champa originally an event by Valli and ofcourse Champa’s very own Bake-Off

And also I am sending it to CBB – Celebrating Blogging & Bloggers

31 comments on “Vanishing Cupcakes

  1. Priya Mahadevan
    March 3, 2011

    Hi Monika, Lovely cupcakes – May be it’s my comp screen, but one suggestion I have for you is perhaps you can use a white plate or surface to take your picture – to show a little contrast ans have the cake stand out some more

    – I have a couple of events running in my blog that you might want to participate in –

    • monikamanchanda
      March 4, 2011

      oh but the pics are taken on the light background… will keep that in my mind in future too thanks for the feedback

      and yeah can I send this to fast not fat food?

  2. Pixie
    March 3, 2011

    gosh!! they look absolutely delicious Monu!! 🙂 🙂

  3. champa
    March 3, 2011

    Funny how cupcakes disappear as soon as they are out of the oven. Temperature doesn’t seem to affect these when kids want to eat them. Nice one.

    • monikamanchanda
      March 4, 2011

      yeah temp comes into picture only when u are talking abt roti or rice 🙂

  4. savitha
    March 3, 2011

    Hi .
    I am rolling in laughter.Some times it happens.
    Lovely cake and wise idea of using nutella.

  5. usha
    March 3, 2011

    I a sure kids loved it!

  6. divya
    March 3, 2011

    yummy cup cakes…..just want to grab one of them…lovely pic…

  7. Deepa
    March 3, 2011

    I’m a big fan of nutella so this one is for me 🙂 Last click looks yummy with nutella topping

    Hamaree Rasoi

  8. Shaheen
    March 3, 2011

    Thank you so much for the kind words about my blog, Monica! =) Also, I’m really impressed that kids ate up wholewheat muffins. I’ve not baked too much with wholewheat, thinking that they might be a tad dense, but this is encouraging. Also, interesting how you used apples in them – they’re super for cutting down on butter. Okay, so I just scrolled back up to double check – and NO butter? WOW! Mighty impressive.

    • monikamanchanda
      March 4, 2011

      shaheen I do a lot of whole wheat baking, I have a 3 yr old who loves eating baked goodies and I feel bad giving him maida all the time… I also did a post on tips of whole wheat baking… its not as difficult as it sounds trust me specially making half half is really no big deal 🙂

      and yes no butter I was impressed with myself too 🙂


  9. UmaS
    March 3, 2011

    WOW !!! Brilliantly simple yet delicious recipe…finished writing it down….to bake it by this weekend. 🙂 Awesome. 🙂

  10. Smitha
    March 4, 2011

    the cupcakes look yum!! the nutella glaze looks good!
    Smitha’s Spicy Flavors

  11. Padma
    March 4, 2011

    Can imagine how it disappeared. Muffins look super delicious and definitely tasty as well healthy for kids.
    ( )

  12. binpin
    March 4, 2011

    Sigh I just died and went to heaven but have to come back to make this over the weekend!!!!:P

  13. Anita Menon
    March 4, 2011

    Fabulous! Scrumptious! yummy!

  14. Gayathri kumar
    March 4, 2011

    Looks so delicious…

  15. Srivalli
    March 4, 2011

    Well no wonder they disappeared, the cupcakes look so tempting. So glad you took the pictures before they vanished..:)

    • monikamanchanda
      March 4, 2011

      oh yes I had to grab them to take pics but I am glad I could 🙂

  16. PJ
    March 4, 2011

    Looks so cute and the ingredients make it very tasty!No wonder they disappeared!

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