Happy Birthday to our little one ~ Mini chocolate cup cakes with blueberry glaze.
My entry for Madhuram’s Vinegar as Egg Substitute
Yes, I cannot believe that my son is 2 months old today. Time flies in a flash. I wanted to celebrate his first month birthday as well but life was extremely busy, unpredictable and there was hardly a time for anything else other than feeding, burping, changing diapers and catching up on sleep. But today things have gotten so much on schedule and I exactly know when my son will wake up for feeding, playing etc. It is so much joyful be around him that I lose track of time at times. He cycles his legs so much when he plays that I try to capture each moment with my new camera that I exclusively bought just to capture his moves, his new expressions for a long memorable time ahead. I wanted to celebrate his 2nd month birthday with these mini chocolate cup cakes and I hope you will enjoy it as much as we all did.
1 & 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup white sugar
3 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 cup water
1 tbsp distilled white vinegar
1 tsp vanilla extract
For the glaze:
1/4 cup fresh or frozen blue berries
1/2 cup white sugar
Combine all the ingredients and whisk well. Pour into a greased mini muffin tin and bake it in a preheated 350F (175C) degree oven for about 20 – 25 minutes. Check the cake by pricking in the center with a tooth pick to make sure no batter sticks to the tooth pick. Once done, let it cool for about 10 minutes or so before you remove it from the muffin tin.
Purée the blue berries well. Now take a spoonful of the mixture and mix with 1/4 cup sugar. If the sugar picks up the color and feels a little loose enough to pour, then that is enough. Just pour a little amount of this mixture on each mini cup cake and decorate it with a blue berry. Let this sugar mixture cool and harden a little. You have an instant glaze. Enjoy.
Mini Chocolate Cup Cakes with blueberry glaze
TIP: I chose blue berries because I have a baby boy. If you have a girl, you can use strawberries to get that nice bright pink color.