Happy Birthday

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.

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13 Responses to Happy Birthday

  1. Sonu says:

    Happy 2nd Birthday to ur son…! ur mini choco cupcakes looks so beautiful. Pics are as good as ever. 🙂
    Take care.

  2. The muffins real teempting. Drooling. My son was just some days before asing me to make small muffins.

  3. You can this to madhu at eggless cooking who is holding a egg substitute – vinegar event this month.


  4. Too delicious! And happy bday to ur son!

  5. Priti says:

    Looks so gud..lovely pic…Belated Birthday wishes to you son…May God give him all the happiness….how you doing? Coming here after a long tim 🙂

  6. Madhuram says:

    It’s nice to know that your son is doing good. That’s one lovely cupcake Priya. Blueberry glaze is such a neat idea. Thanks for sending it to the event.

  7. Sujatha says:

    Happy 2nd birthday to your son! Beautiful cup cakes! I’m drooling.. you have a lovely space.. great pics!

  8. Mona says:

    Oh, thats so cute. Enjoy the motherhood dear. Can I know what is your lil son’s name?

  9. Pooja says:

    Just came across your website! Great site! I have a quick question: what did you make the cup cakes in? i’m only used to using paper lining…but your version looks gorgeous and very delicious.

    Thanks in advance

    • 365DaysVeg says:


      Thanks for visiting my site. I did not use any paper lining. I used non-stick baking spray into mini muffin tin and poured the batter. Hope this helps.


  10. Pums says:

    Belated happy birthday to your son. Muffins look so gooooooood!!
    Can these be made in a microwave?

    • 365DaysVeg says:


      Thanks for checking out the recipe and the wishes. Unfortunately I am not aware of microwave version. You can google search to find one. Sorry.


  11. manila says:

    Happy 2 months and all the very best, actually now he must be turning 3 months. You are doing great yaar, when my daughter was 2 months old, I hardly got time to do anything. Now she is 3 yrs but GOD she is very demanding. In fact after my hubby, she is my biggest food critique. Can u imagine kids these days.

    Lovely cupcakes. Lovely picture. Lots of sweet cooking for you in march? I just saw kheer well.

    May you enjoy all the time you get with your son.

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