How to make Basic Cupcakes with Cocoa Frosting -

Follow these easy steps to make basic cupcakes at home topped with cocoa frosting.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Refined flour (maida) (मैदा), Butter (मक्खन )

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Desserts

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Basic Cupcakes with Cocoa Frosting

Basic Cupcakes with Cocoa Frosting Recipe Card


Fusion cuisine is one that combines elements of different culinary traditions. Cuisines of this type are not categorized according to any one particular cuisine style and have played a part in a number of innovations.
Fusion food is a general term for the combination of various forms of cookery and comes in several forms.  

Prep Time : 31-40 minutes

Cook time : 6-10 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Basic Cupcakes with Cocoa Frosting Recipe

  • Refined flour (maida) 1 cup b+ 2 tablespoons

  • Butter 1/2 cup

  • Castor sugar 2/3 cup + tablespoons

  • Sour cream 3/4 cup

  • Egg whites 2

  • Vanilla essence 1 teaspoon

  • Baking powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt A pinch

  • Milk 1/4 cup

  • Frosting

  • Cocoa powder 2/3 cup

  • Butter 1 cup

  • Powdered sugar 2 cups

  • Vanilla essence 1 teaspoon

  • Milk 1 teaspoon

  • Vegetable shortening 1/2 cup


Step 1

Preheat oven to 180° C.

Step 2

Take butter in a mixing bowl, add castor sugar and beat with an electric beater till light. Add sour cream and beat. Add egg whites and vanilla essence and beat well.

Step 3

Add flour and baking powder and fold till well combined. Add milk and mix well into a lump free batter. Transfer the batter into a piping bag fitted with a nozzle.

Step 4

Pipe out the batter into individual cupcake moulds, filling them till ¾ full. Place them on a baking tray, keep the tray in the preheated oven and bake for 8-10 minutes. Remove from oven, cool and demould.

Step 5

To make the frosting, Take butter in another bowl, add powdered sugar and vanilla essence and beat till light. Add milk, shortening and cocoa powder and beat till well combined. Fill the frosting in a piping bag fitted with a star nozzle.

Step 6

Keep the cupcakes on a serving platter, pipe out the frosting on each cupcake and serve.

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