Monday, February 14, 2011

Cup Cake - To Enjoy with Your Valentine

I was going through recipes to find a perfect cup-cake for Valentine Day. When I skimmed through the ingredients for this Chocolate bourbon Cup cake,I knew my search had ended.

This cup cake has Irish whiskey along with coffee and roasted coconut & roasted almonds & some baking chocolate. I was not interested in the regular fair,I was looking for some complexity and this cup cake recipe sounded very promising. My first bite and I was completely thrown back by how wonderfully all these ingredients had worked. The cup cake keeps unfolding with every bite you eat.The first bite is so addicting with notes of Irish whiskey,infused with notes of instant coffee & dark chocolate.The roasted coconut and almonds give it the desired crunch and you don't want this love-affair to stop .  Enjoy this with your valentine-Serve three on a plate you both eat one each and  share the third one, after all loving is sharing :)

All purpose flour: 1 cup
baking Soda: 1/2 tsp
Instant Coffee: 1/2 cup
Bourbon or any other whiskey: 2 tbsp ( I used Irish whiskey )
Unsweetened chocolate: 2 1/2 ounces chopped fine
Unsalted Butter: 1 stick
Vanilla: 1/2 tsp
Egg: 1large beaten lightly
Sugar: 1 cup
Sweetened Coconut flakes toasted and cooled: 3/4 cup
Almonds: 1/2 cup chopped,toasted & cooled

1.Sift together flour,baking soda and a pinch of salt in a bowl.
2.In another bowl set over barely simmering water,combine the coffee,butter,chocolate & whiskey and heat the mixture until the butter & chocolate has melted and the mix looks glossy and evenly mixed.
3. Remove the bowl from the pan and whisk in the flour mixture,the vanilla,the lightly beaten egg,sugar,coconut and the almonds.
4. Divide the batter among 12 1/2 cup paper lined 10  muffin tins and bake  in a preheated 350 d f oven till a tooth pick inserted in the centre comes out clean.

 drizzle some chocolate sauce and enjoy these yummy cup cakes :)


  1. super cake so tempting an yummy to grab it:)

  2. Wow… looks so inviting and I have my fork ready to dig in…perfect treat !!
    Happy V day to you n your loved ones :)

    US Masala

  3. Super tempting cupcakes .Perfect for the day.Happy Valentines day to you and your family.

  4. Love the pic of the chocolate dripping - YUmmy! Happy Valentines Day :)

  5. My My-- just perfect to sit back & enjoy with loved ones !

  6. thoroughly chocolatey and yummy.....

  7. So lovely cupcake...chocolates, strawberries..simply delicious.

  8. Such a lovely and yummy treat! Looks chocolaty, perfect for the occasion..

  9. Hungry hungry after seeing your perfect

  10. Super delicious and gorgeous cupcakes, loved that gooey chocolate over that cupcakes..

  11. Absolutely delicious cup cake!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  12. ver lovely cut cakes and perfect treat dayon valentine's

  13. Cupcakes looks lovely, i am drooling here...

  14. perfect for valentine's day.
    nice space you have.

  15. Happy V day, this cupcake looks incredible...must be finger-licking good...

  16. Hi kavitha,
    I Hope you had a great Valentine's Day!
    Thanks for your nice and understanding words. They are really encouraging and I really value that so much!
    By the by I saw your daughters birthday photos. I was really surprised seeing her. I thought she might be a small kid. And you look like her sister than mother!


  17. Dear Kavita, glad to know that u lived in Pondy,my native is POndy dear, born and brought up there, i referred the peanut sundal to the one, we guys usually buy whenever we go to Pondicherry beach..Hope i cleared ur doubt..

  18. They look Yummy.........i just love your Blog

  19. Cakes made to perfection Kavita..though I am not a cake fan, I will surely make them for hubby dear.

  20. First time here.....
    Happy Valentine' Day
    Cake looks yummy and very tempting

    U have a wonderful space
    glad to follow u..

    Check my space when u find time :)

  21. First time have a lovely space with great recipes..Glad to follow you..
    Lovely cupcakes..perfect for the occasion.

  22. Hi Kavita, This looks like a bite of heaven. I hope that your valentine's day was a special one shared with the ones you love <3

  23. I am drooling over the pics… cupcakes looks so moist and chocolaty.. What more could you ask for Valentine day... lovely!!!

  24. wow what a comb...almonds, coconut, whiskey, choc. flagging this. choc recipes are unending right, but they never stop delighting you!


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