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
125ml hot water
10 ml baking powder
3 eggs seperated
5ml vanilla essence
- Preheat the oven to 200°C.
- Mix the cocoa with the water and allow to cool.
- Sift the flour baking powder and salt together.
- Combine the egg yolks, oil, sugar, vanilla essence and cocoa mixture
- Add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix though.
- Beat the egg whites until stiff and fold gently into the cocoa mixture.
- Divide the mixture into 12 muffin tins lined with paper cases.
- Bakes for 12 to 15 minutes.
To Microwave – I did not try this metod
- Pour the mixture into a 21cm plastic ring mould.
- Microwave on medium high heat for 10 to 12 minutes.
My daughter would be in heaven with these. She does have a birthday coming up…perhaps we’ll give these a whirl. 🙂
These would be perfect for a birthday – just what to top them with though – there are so many wonderful options for little girls. 🙂
Undressed, still warm and a coffee sounds good to me! x
Great idea Yvette. 🙂
I made cupcakes this weekend as well 🙂
I love cupcakes 🙂 I reckon your yoghurt version is still the best though. 🙂
Thank you. 🙂
Heheee, know what you mean about ‘another chocy cake recipe’ but this one looks pretty darn tasty 🙂
I am sure I could compile a book on chocolate cake / cupcakes and cookies alone! Actually not a bad idea…might work on that. 🙂
That looks good!
Thanks Raymund. They were very nice. 🙂
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.” 🙂
Yum! Those look delicious. Anything chocolate is my favorite! 🙂 Those little treats look so light and spongy! 🙂
Hi Caroline, thanks for stopping by. These little treats are really nice – I might even consider increasing the amount of cocoa for a richer flavour. 🙂
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!
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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. 😉
Wow, those look simple and rather tasty!
They are super easy (my kind of recipe) and if you are looking for a light and spongy cupcake, this is a great one to use. 🙂
These cupcakes sound fabulous!
Hi Marla, thanks for stopping by. These cupcakes really are lovely. 🙂
I am always curious about those little recipes that come on the back. I’m glad to hear it came out so well :D. They look sweet, even without a topping.
Hi HH, there is one other “wrapper” recipe that my family use, but for the life of me I cannot think of what it is right now, so they are worth trying. 🙂
Did someone say chocolate? lol. I LOVE this recipe. It really seems easy to make and would be such a wonderful treat on a lazy day. Thanks for sharing this.
Thanks Kay. I think cupcakes should be daily treats. 😉
mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. i want some NOW! xxx
It would be wonderful if I could send you a few, each one with a different topping. 🙂 xo
Mmm these cupcakes look moist and delicious. Great post!
Hi Carline, welcome and thanks for stopping by. You have a lovely blog and I have just signed up to receive your updates. 🙂
Good enough to eat undressed? It sounds like a pretty delicious cupcake to me 🙂
Hi Joyti, welcome and thanks for stopping by. These really are lovely just one their own. 🙂 Looking forward to sharing more recipes with you. 🙂
I need this cake 🙂 It looks so simple to make and the result looks super amazing too 🙂
Thanks Tes. I really would love to be able to send some to you. 🙂 Enjoy them when you make them. 🙂
Oh! New comment section and I love it Mandy! Your cocoa cupcakes look delicious! You won’t miss a recipe from the nestle package – you are true baker. 😉
Thanks for the lovely compliment Nami. 🙂 I am so pleased you and your family are well on the road to recovery and feeling better. 🙂
these cupcakes look so good. sounds so easy to make. wonder what’s the deal with the hot water, hmmm
Thanks for sharing Mandy
Thanks so much Roxana. The hot water is to help dissolve the cocoa for better distribution with the other ingredients I guess. 🙂
My kiddos would love these. Bookmarking. 🙂
Enjoy them when you make them. 🙂
I wanna try this recipe.Hope it works.
Hi Sharon. I look forward to hearing how you enjoy them. Have a super day. 🙂 xo