Monday, 23 January 2012

lazy cooks chocolate peppermint cupcakes

Hi know your friends are good friends when you meet after years and years and it seems like you'd met yesterday.In Mumbai on the 5th of jan i met up with an old friend  after 12 years and it was great!This one's for you Cheryl.

this is an old and grainy photograph..we're not THAT old!
1 2 cups flour
2 1/2 cup cocoa pdr
3 1tsp baking soda
4 1/2 cup oil

5 1 1/4 cup of sugar
6 3 eggs
7 1 tsp vanilla essence
8 1 cup of butter milk(since i never have this...i simply put 2tsp vinegar in 1 cup of milk and leave it for 5 mins)
1 100 gms dark chocolate
2 100 gms cream
3 100 gms condensed milk(why not?)
4 peppermint essence..a few drops
1.Pre-heat the oven(180degC)
2.Sieve the dry ingrds together(flour,cocoa pdr and baking soda) 
3.Beat the sugar,oil and eggs...add the vanilla essence...then the dry ingrds and the buttermilk.Beat till bubbles appear.Thereafter,put the cupcake cups in the muffin pan..and pour the mix in it till 3/4 of the cup.I find it easier to simply put it into a measuring cup and pour from there.
4. Bake for 17-20 mins.
1.Thawack the chocolate ,so that there are no big chunky bits,put in a pan along with the cream and condensed milk,put this pan on the stove on a low'll melt and come together,when it's nice n smooth take it off and add the peppermint essence(a few drops are good enough)

2.Now hold the cupcake by its bottom and dunk it in,take it out and ...sprinkle it with sprinkles real quick...and we're done.


  1. looks awesome...I am sure tastes too.Trisha spoke about it

  2. This cupcakes looks yum! Thx for sending to my ''Valentine's Day Event'' :)

  3. Flavorful n delish baked cupcakes Dear.

  4. wow..sounds amazingly tasty..excellent presentation..
    Tasty Appetite

  5. WOW So colorful <3


  6. Looks delicious and flavorful.. Nice recipe.. Loved it..! Thanx for linking it to my event dear.

    My event- Valentines Day Special

  7. excellent simran

  8. delicious and flavorful.. Nice cup cakes...

  9. excellent, minty. really like it

  10. Hey Simran , it's almost 1 am in the morning ,just got to c your post , and u made me cry .... Wish we could have spent more time ...let's not wait 12 yrs to catch up again :-) as u can c I have joined alleluiah ....

  11. simran. its wow, yummy minty taste

  12. thank you ALL.....your kind words mean a lot to you.

  13. Simran, thanks a ton for the lovely comment on my space...really appreciate it...wish I could just diiiiig into those cupcakes...happy to follow u.

  14. looks so yummy!! thanks for linking to the event !!

    Ongoing Event - CC-Chocolate Fest

  15. The cupcakes are so cute!!! I loved the dipping into chocolate part! :D Do you stay in Mumbai too?
    Thanks so much for linking this dish to Kid's Delight - Something Sweet. :) Would love to have more entries from you! :D
    Kavi (Edible Entertainment)

  16. thank you so much:)....currently we are based in udhampur(in jammu n kashmir)..we move every 3 years or thereabouts:)(thanks to the hubby's postings!)

  17. Cute and gorgeous cup cakes, thank you for linking with Any One Can Cook :)