- Maida – 100gms
- Powdered Sugar – 100gms
- Unsalted Butter – 65gms (At Room Temperature)
- Egg – 1 (45gms)
- Baking Powder – 5gms (1 1/3tsp)
- Cocoa Powder – 25gms
- Vanilla Essence – 2/3tsp
- Water – 55gms (1/3 Cup)
Preheat oven in convection mode at 190oC. Take cup cake moulds and grease them with ghee. Place a paper cup in each greased mould. Grease the paper cups with ghee and keep them aside.
Place a sieve in a mixing bowl and add maida, cocoa powder, baking powder and powdered sugar. Sift all these dry ingredients twice to mix them properly. Mix once again with a spoon and keep it aside. Break egg into a bowl and keep it aside.
Fix hand mixer bowl and hand mixer to the stand. To the hand mixer bowl add butter, vanilla essence and egg and run mixer on medium speed. Add water and mix for few seconds. Now add the sifted dry ingredients a spoon at a time so that the mixture will not form lumps. Run the mixer till the cake batter is smooth. Now spoon this cake mixture into the prepared cups. Arrange the cups on the turn table of convection oven. Now bake the cup cakes in preheated oven at 190oC in convection mode for 15 minutes.
Baking time may differ from oven to oven. So keep an eye on the cakes and test for doneness by inserting a tooth-pick into the cake. If the tooth-pick comes out clear that indicates the cake is baked perfectly. If the batter sticks to the tooth-pick that indicates the cake is not yet done—so bake for some more time.
Here for me it took 12 minutes to bake these cup cakes.
Let the cakes remain in oven for 5 more minutes in SWITCH OFF mode. Then take out cakes from oven and remove them from the moulds and place them on a wire rack. Cool them to room temperature before serving.
Points to Notice:
Use Unsalted Butter which is at room temperature. Measure all the ingredients and sift the dry ingredients and keep them ready before mixing.
The butter and egg mixture will look curdled—do not worry. Add all the ingredients one by one and one after the other and mix till you get a smooth cake mixture.
Follow the steps correctly—like preheating the oven before mixing the ingredients etc.
If you want to do icing for the cakes, let them cool completely otherwise the icing melts.
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