I am not much of a baker but I do have a few cake recipes that I can completely vouch for. This one bowl olive oil chocolate cupcake is one such recipe that I make quite often and has a lot of approvals from both adults and kids! The cupcakes come out fluffy and moist. The best part is that the batter makes exactly 12 cupcakes.
If you follow my stories in Instagram, you would know that our little fella Avyan loves to help in the kitchen and bake with me. I am still scared to bring him too close to the stove and so, I just stick to baking for now. This one bowl olive oil chocolate cake happened on a Sunday afternoon. We were happily cozying up on the couch, watching a baking TV show until he starts asking for cake. He wanted to bake and sometimes these toddlers have the cutest way to convince their parents into anything. So, we baked!
Makes exact 12 cupcakes!
There is pretty standard chocolate cake recipe that I learnt from my Mom. She always uses oil in her cake instead of butter. Occasionally I go with olive oil because it adds a rich flavor but the cake still turns out light. I tweaked the same recipe a little bit and to my biggest surprise, the batter got distributed equally into 12 cups. I couldn’t be happier and the cupcakes come out so perfectly spongy. Since then, I have baked these cupcakes a few more times and it comes out perfectly every single time.
The frosting is again a pretty simple one. I was lazy to take out my piping bag and I just went with the icing spatula. For a much neater decoration, definitely use a piping bag. If you need to bake in a hurry without making a pile load of utensils to wash, do try these cupcakes, with or without the frosting!