Sunday, March 4, 2012

The Chef's Favourites Series : Chocolate Mocha Cupcake with Mocha Cream Frosting - A Guest Post by Vineetha

I welcome all of you to The Chef's Favourites guest post for the month of March. This is a monthly guest post series where I invite some of my blogger friends to share with us one of their favourite recipes . They will also answer some simple questions so that we can know more about them :). If you missed the previous guest posts, do check them out here

The Chef for this month is Vineetha of Ruchi. Thanks to blogging which has given me a few good friends, maybe they are miles apart, but we share a special friendship which I would cherish all the time. Vineetha is one such blogger friend who has become a very close friend of mine :). Our friendship started when we learnt that we have a friend in common and we quickly became friends. Now we talk regularly about so many things especially about our kids :). She has a wonderful space Ruchi with so many lovely recipes. What I like about her posts are her short scribbles which she writes straight from the heart, simple clicks and explanations. She is a talented cook and I love all her recipes especially the cake recipes. Please do visit her space to check out yummy recipes. Thanks a lot dear for accepting my request to do this guest post :)

Chef Vineetha of Ruchi is sharing with us one of her favourite recipes, Chocolate Mocha Cupcake with Mocha Cream Frosting...sounds yummy rt? :)




Thanks Vineetha for such a lovely guest post :) Please accept the below award as a token of Thanks dear :)





Over to Chef Vineetha now........

Blogging world has gifted me a handful of good friends and Sobha is one among them. Our friendship grew through comment columns in our blogs and later on through Facebook, we talked a lot in Facebook about blogging, cooking etc and of course about our lil ones too...She is a good cook who always comes up with good foods and  she has chosen an apt  name for her blog !! I myself has tried one of her muffin recipe and it was so good, I still like to try out few more recipes from her and  in days/months to come I will be trying her recipes again.

It was on my birthday in February I got this mail from Sobha asking me whether I am intersted in doing a guest post in her space. I didnt even have to think twice before grabbing the wonderful opportunity and I considered her request as a special birthday gift from the blogging world :)

About me...

I am a Mum and a home maker. I believe that  Family and Friends are the most important thing in the world, not even a single day of mine goes without talking to my family or  atleast one of my  friends.

I have got a wonderful cook at my home, its none other than my hubby. I love  to eat what he cooks  ! One more budding cook is growing up in my home, its my 3 1/2 year old son who loves to watch me cook and bake. He has his own pots and pans and whenever I cook he too will be cooking with his pots and pans. Now he wants to help me with cooking too which I find a bit annoying. When I bake he never leaves the kitchen until the cake is out from the oven. Now I involve him in baking too and allow him to put measured ingredients on the mixing bowl, putting sprinkles on icing etc !!

Favourite Recipe here @ Good Food
All her recipes are delicious but since I have tried her Eggless Oats Banana Muffins and loved it I will go for  that one now :)

Favourite Cook Book
I dont really have any fav cook book but I have a recipe book which I  scribble when I see good  recipes in  TV's, cook books, magazines, blogs etc. The book is now almost 6 years old and is  very precious to me.

Favourite Chef
I love vah reh vah chef Sanjay, I have tried so many recipes from him and it never lets me down .

Favourite Spice
Pepper, its a universal spice and goes well with all the cuisines :)

Favourite Restaurant 
My favourite restaurant  is Northern Frontier  in Pune. I used to love eating out there.

Favourite Cuisine
Without doubt its Indian, apart from Indian I love Chinese, Thai, Italian and now Korean too (new found love).

Favourite Food Show
Its Taste of Kerala which comes in Amrita TV and Magic Oven in Kairali TV. Miss watching both the shows here :(

Favourite Recipe
I love cakes and chocolate cakes has been my favourite cake while growing up. I simply loved the idea of coffee in chocolate cake and thats how I tried this.



Here goes the Recipe of Chocolate Mocha cup cake with Mocha cream icing.

Chocolate Mocha Cup Cake with Mocha Cream Frosting 

Ingredients 

Flour - 1 1/4 cup
Cocoa powder - 1/4 cup
Sugar - 1 cup
Eggs - 2
Oil - 3/4 cup
Coffee powder - 1 tbs
Hot water - 3 tbs
Milk - 1/4 cup
Baking powder - 1 tsp
Baking soda - 1/4 tsp
Vanilla extract - 1 tsp
Salt - a pinch

For Frosting
Butter unsalted - 1/2 cup
Icing sugar - 1 cup
Coffee powder - 1/2 tsp
Cocoa powder -1/2 tsp
Warm water - 2 tbs

Preparation 

In a bowl sift flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, salt .
Cream egg and sugar.
Add oil and mix well.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture  and fold in until it is incorporated.
Finally add milk and mix well.
Bake it in a preheated oven at 175 degree centrigrade for 25 minutes or until a tooth pick comes out clean.

For Frosting
Beat the butter and add sugar little by little until all of the sugar is used up.
Dissolve cocoa powder and coffee powder in warm water and add it to the icing mixture and beat till it is mixed well.
Transfer the icing to a piping bag and decorate the cupcake as u wish :)


My Cooking Tip / Advice / Quote

I dont think I am professional enough to give cooking tips, so I will share a basic tip I know.
If you add a pinch of salt while sauting onions it will speed up the process and you will get your onions sauted quicker :)







40 Tasty Comments:

San said...

Superb guest post by vineetha, wonderful chocolate mocha cupcake with apt frosting. Wish i could eat all of them.

maha said...

super delicious cup cakes.....looks awesome.....

Torviewtoronto said...

cupcakes look fabulous

Kaveri said...

Very nice guest post...loved reading it...and a very yummy and delicious cake...I too love the coffee and chocolate flavor

Hema said...

Nice post and awesome cupcakes..

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Cupcakes look super vineetha...Great work to both..:)

cookingvarieties said...

hi sobha and chef vineeta, how are you both. this choc moca cupcake looks so cool and neat, very appetizing, yay yay.. i saw you put coffee inside, my favorite ., ha ha
dlicious treat. bookmarked with thanks. have a nice day both,.

Sensible Vegetarian said...

A very yummy cake, lovely post.
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Ganga Sreekanth said...

Awesome cakes! So soft and fluffy.

Amy said...

Nice guest post & her cupcakes look so yummy!!
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Rasi said...

Love this series & you are right..love the blog Ruchi too:).. this one is to die for.. they look super yummy ...great job sobha :)

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faseela said...

Lovely Guest post Shoba.......yummy cake....

Chandrani said...

Lovely guest post. Chocolate Mocha Cup Cake looks yummy and inviting also.

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Rekha shoban said...

perfect and soft cup cake...looks very cute!!!

jeyashrisuresh said...

Nice and yummy cake

radha said...

Looks great.

easyfoodsmith said...

A yummy guest post indeed and thanks for introducing us to Vineetha!

Lizy said...

wonderful cupcakes with frosting..looks like a pro job!

Aarthi said...

yummy recipe..

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Sharmilee! :) said...

Good guest post and yummy looking cupcakes

Teena Mary said...

Wonderful cupcaes & amazing frosting!!!!!

Suja Manoj said...

Great guest post..congrats to both of you..Perfectly made cup cakes.. yum

Julie said...

Lovely cupcakes from Vineetha..She is a nice blogger friend of mine too,love her space too!!Nice guest post!!
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sangee vijay said...

Wonderful guest post...cupcakes looks so yummy...perfectly baked one!!
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Kai ruchi said...

Awesome guest post by vineetha! The cup cakes looks simply tempting!

Priya (elaichii) said...

Cute and yummy post by Vineetha! mocha frosting looks soo good!

Viki's Kitchen said...

Nice post dear....beautiful cup cakes too!

manisha said...

yummy cupcakes

Anzz said...

Light, fluffy and delicious.! Excellent post..!

Deeps @ Naughty Curry said...

thanks for introducing me to a fabulous blog, the cupcakes look delecious!

PrathibhaSreejith said...

Nice guest post, love those cute beauty cupcakes :) Vineetha has got a great space and I love reading her sweet n simple scribbles as well. It was a great read too, keep up the good job Sobha..

Suchi said...

The cupcakes look awesome...loved reading about Vineetha :-)

Ameena said...

Lovely guest post...I am so envious of your cooking skills! These look amazing.

vineetha said...

Thank you all for the lovely comments, all ur comments bought a smile on my face :) And special thanks to u Sobha and wishing u all the best for the future guest series :)

Anonymous said...

cupcakes looks good, will make for my son.

Priya

Anonymous said...

Great guest post! Tempting and beautiful bake Vineetha!

hemalata said...

Awesome cup cakes looks so yummy.

Archana said...

Awesome cup cakes.

Sobha Shyam said...

Thank you Vineetha for such a lovely guest post, cupcakes look yummy :)

Dolly Sharma said...

Awesome Guest post Chef Vineetha !!! Love your recipe for your chocolate Mocha cake with frosting. Looks yummy and inviting. I'm sure your Little one would have enjoyed baking these with You. So glad that I've known you for almost 2 years now I guess or maybe more.Seen your space blossom with beautiful recipes.

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