Nestle Cocoa Cupcakes

Not that I need another chocolate cake recipe in my arsenal BUT I just had to try the recipe which I found on the back of a Nestle cocoa wrapper and naturally turned them into cupcakes.  They were light, soft and spongy.  I was undecided on how to dress these airy treats – icing, glaze, caramel, whipped cream, jam, crunchy peanut butter, then I thought about a light dusting of icing sugar served with a scoop of ice cream would make a nice dessert.  Turns out our ate them undressed.

Nestle Cocoa Cupcakes


60ml cocoa
125ml hot water
250ml flour
10 ml baking powder
2.5ml salt
3 eggs seperated
60ml oil
220ml sugar
5ml vanilla essence


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C.
  2. Mix the cocoa with the water and allow to cool.
  3. Sift the flour baking powder and salt together.
  4. Combine the egg yolks, oil, sugar, vanilla essence and cocoa mixture
  5. Add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix though.
  6. Beat the egg whites until stiff and fold gently into the cocoa mixture.
  7. Divide the mixture into 12 muffin tins lined with paper cases.
  8. Bakes for 12 to 15 minutes.

To Microwave – I did not try this metod

  1. Pour the mixture into a 21cm plastic ring mould.
  2. Microwave on medium high heat for 10 to 12 minutes.

42 thoughts on “Nestle Cocoa Cupcakes

  1. Still chuckling at the “undressed”, you Naked Chef you! I love coming across recipes that use oil instead of butter as it´s hard for me to buy butter in the local villages and if I buy it at the “big shops” I have to remember to pack cool bags and freezer blocks so that it doesn´t go off by the time I get home. Looks delicious….

    • More often than not you can also replace the oil with apple sauce which makes it even healthier. 🙂 Oh my, I go through copious amounts of butter so not sure I could go without it. I believe it is very easy to make your own so that might also be an option, just in case you forget your cool bags when heading out to the “big shops.” 🙂

  2. Wow! What an amazing treat and so rich and chocolaty. I love it and I can see so many different toppings that would go great on it!

    Hey- i have a great olive oil giveaway on my blog today.9 pack sample of infused olive oils like blood orange, chipotle, garlic, you name it! Come check it out if you get the chance! Thanks

    • Thanks Jessica. These cupcakes are lovely and light and definitely will take any topping well.
      I don’t think being in Mauritius that I quality for your giveaway but will definitely head over to have a look. 😉

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