Thursday, July 23, 2015

Devil's Food Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting

What is a devil's food cupcake if you ask me? Hmm..a chocolate cupcake. So is the same as a normal chocolate cupcake? Almost..hehe..i cant really distinguish the difference between a devils food cake or cupcake and a chocolate cake and no idea why they are named devil's food cake. From what i read, traditionally , it usually comes with a rich chocolate frosting.

...and if being compared to the angel food cake, this is probably just the very opposite. While the angel food cake is light and airy, this devil cake is rich. One is white and the other is black..i mean dark. The former will make you eat with less guilt while this devil cake will give you all the unwanted calories. That is also why some people call them Heaven and Hell cake.

Ok, so it is a chocolate cupcake ..and this recipe will give you good chocolate cupcakes. They are chocolatey, they are moist . I also ate them straight from the fridge next day , still incredibly moist.

It has been quite long ago when JoyceZoe  and myself made cupcakes together. On our next bake along on the Aug06, 2015, we will be making cupcake again, Hokkaido Cupcakes will be our theme. We know hokkaido cupcakes has been a while on the internet here and perhaps you have your favourite choice of flavour or a new flavour or variation, share with us.  

Recipe ( from the book Bon Appetit )
makes 8 cupcakes
1/4cup natural unsweetened cocoa powder
1 oz high quality milk chocolate ( such as Lindt ) chopped
1/4 cup boiling water
1/4 cup buttermilk
65 gm cake flour
1/2tsp baking soda
1/4tsp salt
1/3 cup dark brown sugar
1/4 cup canola oil
1/4 cup sugar
1 large egg
1/2 tsp vanilla extract ( skipped )

Preheat oven to 177C and line muffin cup with paper liners. Combine cocoa powder and milk chocolate together and pour boiing water over it and whisk till smooth. Whisk in the buttermilk.

In a separate bowl, mix cake flour, baking soda, salt together. Set aside. Using electric mixer, beat brown sugar, oil, sugar, egg and vanilla until light and creamy. Beat in the flour mixture, alternating with chocolate mixture in additions. Scoop batter evenly among paper liners. Bake for about 18mins or until tester inserted comes out clean. Let cupcakes cool in pan and clet cool completely before frosting it.

2 oz bittersweet or semisweet chocolate ( do not exceed 61% cacao) ,chopped
1 oz milk chocolate, chopped
1 tbsp whipping cream
15gm/ 1 tbsp butter
1/4 cup sour cream
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/8 cup icing sugar

Stir both chocolate, cream and butter in medium bowl over simmering water until melted and smooth. Remove from water and whisk in sour cream and vanilla, then icing sugar. Let stand until thick to spread or put in the fridge to fasten the process .


  1. They look sinfully decadent! Gosh, the moist yet light texture...fantastic, Lena.

  2. Wow! This chocolate cupcakes are sinfully delicious. It looks so moist and tasty. You are just too wonderful now.

  3. Very moist & chocolatey cupcakes ! Must be yummy ... Thinking to grab some for my tea break ...

  4. Hi Lena,

    Funny that you said that the devil's food cake is sometimes known as Heaven and Hell cake... like a angel and a devil flying around our brains... LOL! ... but I'm sure than my little brain angel will support me to eat this delicious cupcakes :p

    Your incredibly moist devil's food cupcakes look awesome!


  5. Hi Lena, your chocolate cupcakes looks so moist and beautiful. Love the frosting too.

  6. Love your photos on the cupcakes! They are really moist and delicious, will be blogging them tomorrow!

  7. Lena, I love the way you frosted the cupcakes! It makes them even more temping. I think they call it Devil because it will make you weak and eat 4 cupcakes at one go hah..hah...

  8. Whoa.. these cupcakes look amazing! Chocolate on chocolate is always my favorite :)

  9. Hi. Lena,
    I love your clicks and I love your devil's cupcakes even more :p
    Just baked mine today. Indeed they moist and rich!

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  12. Hi Lena,
    Haha! Heaven and hell cupcakes! Heavenly when enjoying every bite, and guilty as hell after whooping down two at one sitting! Your cupcakes looks very pretty with the swirl. I "cincai-pocai" frosted mine with a spatula, too lazy to wash the nozzle (I hate washing nozzles!).
    These cupcakes are indeed delicious!

  13. Hi Lena these cupcakes look beautiful and delicious!

  14. This would be perfect for my husband's birthday--all that chocolate!

  15. Hi Lena! How are you? I like the last picture, so rich and moist!

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    1. Oh! These rich and moist chocolate cupcakes look awesome, Lena! ;)

  17. lena se ve muy perfecto muy bien hecho me llevo la receta,abrazos