6 March 2016

Eggless Choco-Chip Cupcakes (Micro)

            Microwave Baking is a blessing for many in many ways..in terms of time, mainly. If you are a person who likes to use their Micro for more than just re-heating then I am sure you have invested in a variety that offers combination controls. Though it can never replace the conventional oven, those pressed for time will still swear by the wonders they can get their microwave ovens to do :)
           Our theme for the 30th Bloghop was anything Microwave, so that would be cooking, baking, grilling, et al. I chose a simple, yet delectable Choco Chip Cupcake. Ready in minutes, this will rarely survive beyond one tea-time session :)

Ingredients :
Refined or wheat Flour - 2 ½ cups
Baking Powder - 1 ½ tsps
Soda Bicarbonate - 1 tsp
Salt - a pinch
Cocoa powder - 2 tbsps
Powdered Sugar - 2 cups
Softened Butter - ¾ cup (170 gm), 
Fresh curds (as drained as possible) - 1 cup at room temp
Warm Milk - ½ cup
Vanilla Essence - ½ tsp
Chocolate Chips - 1/4 cup

1. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa powder & salt into a ckean bowl. 

2. In a separate bowl, whisk together butter, sugar, curds and milk till well blended. 

3. Add in the sifted flour mix and gently cut and fold. Finally add the vanilla essence and chocolate chips and give it a final folding.

4. Pour into cupcake moulds and bake in the microwave at 200 deg C for 7 minutes (Used a combination oven and Micro+Convection mode) followed by 4 more minutes at 170 deg C. Check with a toothpick or clean knife if done. 

5. Remove from the oven, let cool a bit before unmoulding. Your yummy cupcakes are ready :)