Friday, 1 January 2010

Chocolate cupcakes with turkish yogurt & chocolate frosting

I made these cupcakes for the New Year's Eve, and I have to say that they were absolutely gorgeus, very rich and so lovely chocolatey that they melted in your mouth! I used the same dough as before when I've made these, but the frosting was different, I had this idea to add some turkish yogurt to it and it really became good, it was so much better than before! And for the decorating I used both dark and white chocolate, so it looked even more prettier. This dough makes eighteen big cupcakes, and the frosting is enough just for them.

And this is my darling cat Diana, who admired the cupcakes for a long time.

For the dough:

250g dark chocolate (50-60% cocoa)

2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup soy milk

1/2 cup water

2 cups packed light brown sugar (muscovado)

1cup vegetable (olive) oil

6 large eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the frosting:

100g butter, melted

4-5 dl powdered sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

250g dark chocolate (50-60% cocoa)

about 4 dl turkish yogurt

For the decorating about 100g white and 100g dark chocolate

To make the cupcakes:

1. Preheat oven to 350Âș F (180°C). Paper-line 18 big muffin cups.

2. Melt the chocolate in a metal dish attached to a pot with boiling water. Stir until smooth. Cool to room temperature.

3. Combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Combine soymilk and water in small glass measure. Beat brown sugar, oil, eggs and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl on high for 2 minutes. Beat in melted chocolate. Beat flour mixture into creamed mixture alternately with soymilk mixture.

4. Spoon into prepared muffin cups, filling 3/4 full.

5. Bake for 18 to 23 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 minutes; remove to wire rack to cool completely.

6. Frost with turkish yogurt & chocolate frosting.

For the turkish yogurt & chocolate frosting:

1. Melt the chocolate the same way as before, stirring just until melted. Cool to room temperature.

2. Melt the butter in microwave, until it's liquid like. Mix the powdered sugar and vanilla extract, add the melted chocolate and butter, then add to the turkish yogurt, mix until smooth.

3. Put spoonfuls with a big spoons on top of the cupcakes, decorate with grated white and dark chocolate.


  1. These cupcakes loooks soo good!!! =D I feel like I want to try doing it right now!!

  2. Thanks, and you really should try them! :)

  3. How cool to add Turkish yogurt, yum! And I am in love with your cat - my mom's name was Diana, it's a great name!

  4. Thanks! Yes, Diana is a very great name, and fits my cat perfectly because she is British blue! And I really recommend using Turkish yogurt, it's so good!

  5. Aw, what a beautiful cat. And delicious-looking cupcakes.. I can see why she admired them!

    Is Turkish yogurt anything like Greek-style yogurt?

  6. I love turkish yogurt... Beautiful recipe.

  7. Thanks! I think it's quite the same as Greek-style yogurt, but there might be some tiny differences in the taste and texture. I used Lindahls Turkish yogurt, you can find that from the Internet.