Cake and cup cake fest!

Dipti baked these lovelies way ago and it’s been on my to do list forever to publish! Here they are Dipti… thanks so much for sharing. They look absolutely lovely! – Anu

My husband had a ‘Bake a Cake’ competition at his work place and I baked a chocolate cake along with some cupcakes for him. It was loads of fun – baking and decorating the cakes! Here’s how:


Cake Mix:
1. Sugar: 1 cup
2. All-purpose flour: 1 1/2 cups
3. Cocoa: less than 1/2 cup
4. Baking powder: 3/4 cup
5. Baking soda: 3/4 cup
6. Salt: 1/2 teaspoon
7. Egg: 1
8. Milk: 1/2 cup
9. Oil: less than 1/2 cup
10. Vanilla extract: 1 teaspoon
11. Boiling water: 1/2 cup
12. Round baking tin

Chocolate Frosting:

– Butter: 3 tablespoons

– Icing sugar: 1 3/4 cups

– Cocoa: less than 1/2 cup

– Heavy whipping cream: 1 tablespoon

– Vanilla extract: 1/2 teaspoon


1. Mix the first six ingredients in a mixing bowl. I use a food processor to mix.

2. Add egg, milk, oil, vanilla extract.

3. Mix till there are no lumps.

4. Stir in boiling water.

5. Pour into the baking tin.

6. Bake in a preheated over (350 F) for 35-40 mins until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

To prepare the frosting, just mix all the ingredients in a bowl and spread over the cooled cake.

chocolate cake

I used the same ingredients to prepare my cupcakes too.

cup cake batter

I then decorated my cakes using all of these lovely decorators.

cake decorators

cup cakes

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5 Responses to “Cake and cup cake fest!”

  1. Those bunnies are just too cute! I use a very similar recipe for a chocolate cake too! its very moist :)

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  2. anubha says:

    Read about your blog in Banglore Mirror today. Its nice. I love to bake . in this recipe 3/4 cup Baking powder and Baking soda baffles me !!!!!! pls correct me if i am wrong isnt it too much ?

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  3. Anu says:

    Anubha – thanx.
    Dipti – please clarify :). In some European countries I’ve noticed they refer to maida (baking flour) as baking powder. Something to do with that?

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  4. Dipti says:

    Hi Anu…….That is my mistake… should have been teaspoon……so sorry for this error…..both baking powder n baking soda are teaspoons …….n congrats for the b’lore mirror publication…..felt gr8 to see it…..

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  5. Dipti says:

    Hi Anu….that is my mistake…it is teaspoon for both baking powder n baking soda….so sorrry…..

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