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The Second Sweet Punch - Devil's Food Cupcake with Vanilla Cream Filling with Chocolate butter cream frosting. Here is delicious Chocolate decadence cupcake and the Vanilla cream filling recipe.  The filling was different and it was so yummy!!! The frosting is  Chocolate Custard Frosting which I make for Chocolate fudge cake. So here is the recipe.....


Ingredients :

Cocoa Powder - 1/2 cup
Brown Sugar - 3/4 cup
Butter - 1 stick at room temperature
Flour -1 1/4 cups
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Boiling Water - 1 cup
Buttermilk - 1/2 cup
Sugar - 1 1/4 cup
Baking Soda - 1 tsp
Egg - 2 at room temperature


1.Pour the boiling water over the cocoa powder.  Whisk in buttermilk and brown sugar.
2.In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt.
3.Using a hand held or stand mixer with paddle attachment, cream together the butter and sugar.  Add the eggs, one at a time and continue beating until light and fluffy.  Scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl.
4.On low speed, add 1/3 of the dry mixture, followed by 1/2 of the wet, 1/3 of the dry and then the remaining wet and dry in that order.
5.Scoop batter in 18-20 cupcake liners and bake at 350 for 15 minutes or until the cupcakes bounce back when poked.

Vanilla Cream Filling

3 tbsp all purpose flour
1/2 cup milk (low fat is fine)
1/2 cup butter (or trans fat-free shortening)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 scraped vanilla bean or 1 tsp vanilla extract

Method :

1. Whisk together the flour and milk and cook in a small saucepan over medium heat until thick. This will only take a few minutes.
2. Stir continuously to prevent the mixture from clumping and do not bring all the way to a boil.
3. When thickened (consistency will be that of a thin pudding or custard), strain with a mesh strainer into a small bowl, cover with plastic wrap and let cool completely to room temperature.
4. When the milk mixture is cool, cream the butter (or shortening) and sugar together in a medium bowl until light. Add in the milk/flour mixture and the scraped vanilla bean seeds (or vanilla extract) and beat at high speed with an electric mixer for 7 minutes, until light and fluffy. Scrape into a pastry bag fitted with a plain tip, or a large zip lock bag with the corner cut off, and set aside until ready to fill your cupcakes.

Chocolate Butter cream Frosting

Here is chocolate butter cream frosting if you want so.. But i did not use this instead i used chocolate custard frosting...

1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2-3 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla extract

Method :

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and beat, with an electric mixer, until frosting is creamy, 3-5 minutes. Add additional powdered sugar as needed to achieve a thick, but not stiff, frosting that is easy to spread. Add additional milk, if necessary, to thin the frosting if it gets too thick.

Assembly :

Take a cooled cupcake and, using a small pairing knife, cut a cone of cake (1-inch across by 1-inch deep) out of the top. Trim off the pointy end of the cone, leaving a flat circle of cake. Set aside and repeat this process for all the cupcakes.
Take the cream filling and squeeze a tablespoon or so into each cupcake cavity, filling the hole up to the top with filling. Top off with a flat circle of cake to plug the hole and keep the filling in place.
Using a butter knife or a small offset spatula, frost each cupcake with a layer of chocolate butter cream frosting. Place a dollop of icing in the center of the cupcake (on top of the cut out circle of cake) and spread from the center to the sides of the cupcake.
If you have leftover filling, transfer it to a fresh Ziploc bag and cut a very small opening in one corner. Pipe a swirly line down the center of each cupcake.
Store in an airtight container until ready to serve.
Makes 2-dozen.

Chocolate custard Frosting

Sugar - 60 gms
Gelatin( I used Vegetarian one) or Instant Jelly(unflavoured) - 1/2 tbsp
Water - 200 ml
Salt a pinch
Milk - 125 ml
Custard powder - 30 gm
Chocolate chips( I used semi sweet) - 60 gm
Butter - 1 very little piece

Method :

1. Boil the first 4 ingredients in the microwave until the sugar and gelatin is dissolved.
2. Parallely cook the custard and milk in the gas top to thin consistency.
3. Mix both and cook in the microwave for 2 more minutes stirring once every minute.
4. Now take this out, add the chocolate and butter.
5. Once it is cooled( stir in between). Then you can dip the cupcakes in this frosting . Set aside for a minute and do this again to get thick coating on the top.

Enjoy !!!! One more interesting part of this is below....

Note :

1.The butter we add to the frosting is to give glossy effect...If your making popsicles increase the sugar according to your taste. The above measurement will be perfect for the cake.

2.The quantity which I have given for the frosting is more. You can half the measurement for 12 cupcakes. But I do more because it tastes sooo delicious if you make chocolate Popsicles.. just pour the remaining frosting in the Popsicle mould, freeze and enjoy them!!!!!

Here is the picture for the Chocolate Popsicle.....

My Kitchen Antics  – (July 7, 2010 at 7:58 AM)  

they look so adorable..and im sure it tasted gorgeous..

Rach  – (July 7, 2010 at 8:00 AM)  

Looks amazing. Fantastic job, looks so perfect! Yummy Yumm

Menaga Sathia  – (July 7, 2010 at 8:01 AM)  

வாவ்வ் ரொம்ப பொருமையா நல்லா செய்திருக்கிங்க...

amna  – (July 7, 2010 at 8:03 AM)  

yours look so elegant and the filling is perfect!! :)

Cool Lassi(e)  – (July 7, 2010 at 8:04 AM)  

What a fabulous looking on cupcake.I am sure the taste is equally divine.

Sailaja Damodaran  – (July 7, 2010 at 8:06 AM)  

Mouthwatering......these days you have become a great baker.Excellent keep up the work.

Pavithra Srihari  – (July 7, 2010 at 8:08 AM)  

chanceless Pavi.. presentation and pictures at its best ... looking gorgeous

Unknown  – (July 7, 2010 at 8:33 AM)  

They look heavenly..loved your basket idea presentation..

Rosa's Yummy Yums  – (July 7, 2010 at 8:46 AM)  

Those cupcakes look to die for! So pretty and devilishly scrumptious!



Suja Manoj  – (July 7, 2010 at 8:51 AM)  

Elegant cup cakes..fantastic job..looks too good.

Priya Suresh  – (July 7, 2010 at 8:53 AM)  

Wat a beautiful looking cupcakes, looks soo cute..

Jeyashris Kitchen  – (July 7, 2010 at 9:12 AM)  

pavitra what a cute pictures,so nice they are.though i never started baking and dont know the ABC of baking,seeing all these cke recipes iam gettting gorgeous

Umm Mymoonah  – (July 7, 2010 at 9:28 AM)  

Looks so cute, very professional.

Anu Nandu  – (July 7, 2010 at 9:41 AM)  

Pavi - yours look picture perfect for the concept. I mean, perfect. Like a postcard! Gorgeous!

Unknown  – (July 7, 2010 at 9:43 AM)  

What a yummy presentation Pavi and the caption is apt too....Looks soo so beautiful

Suma Rowjee  – (July 7, 2010 at 9:44 AM)  

These look simply perfect!! Love the way you have decorated the cupcakes, the small cute 'handles'. I made these too and loved the vanilla cream,though whipped cream will be the ever-fav:-))

Unknown  – (July 7, 2010 at 10:06 AM)  

OMG !!! What a beautiful presentation, the most perfect ones I have seen :)

Indian Khana  – (July 7, 2010 at 10:39 AM)  

Looks real perfect and elegant dear

Parita  – (July 7, 2010 at 10:46 AM)  

Cupcakes look so cute, lovely decoration!

PranisKitchen  – (July 7, 2010 at 10:46 AM)  

really delicious wonderful job very nicely decorated too. Popsicle too looks yummy

Suji  – (July 7, 2010 at 10:50 AM)  

Adorable cupcakes, exfellent presentation Pavithra.No words...

Kairali sisters

Pam  – (July 7, 2010 at 11:20 AM)  

They look beautiful and so delicious too. Nicely done.

Rachana  – (July 7, 2010 at 11:33 AM)  

Wow!!!! This is simply awesome! Fantastic job! Feel like having one...or may be two :-)

Indian Cuisine Blogroll  – (July 7, 2010 at 11:35 AM)  

Very professional looking cupcakes..i like the vanilla cream filling..

Panchpakwan  – (July 7, 2010 at 12:14 PM)  

Wow yummy cupcakes..beautiful presentation and clicks.

PS  – (July 7, 2010 at 12:59 PM)  

OMG, truly a feast to eyes. Your cupcakes are perfect. i feel like grabbing one. wonderful pictures..

Unknown  – (July 7, 2010 at 2:47 PM)  

Fabulous cupcakes!! Great presentation too..

VineelaSiva  – (July 7, 2010 at 3:27 PM)  

Oh my God no words to say it came out perfect.The pic r perfect.

Nitha  – (July 7, 2010 at 3:48 PM)  

Perfectly made cupcakes.. awesome clicks..

Simplyfood  – (July 7, 2010 at 4:40 PM)  

Such cute and trendy cup cakes beautifuly captured on camera nad made with such style.I am sure they tasted gorgeous too.

Faiza Ali  – (July 7, 2010 at 5:48 PM)  

They look so lovely and adorable, Pavithra..Lovely lovely baskets :)

Sook  – (July 7, 2010 at 8:45 PM)  

Wow, I am sitting here drooling!! These cupcakes look so gorgeous! So sweet and chocolaty. Yum!

Nithya  – (July 7, 2010 at 11:18 PM)  

Looks sooo yummy anni.. You are a professional in all this. lovely decoration. I wish I could grab one from the pic :)

Reshmi  – (July 8, 2010 at 1:35 AM)  

looks like a proffesional in this field...truely divine...i always love to hve cupcake..i love the vanilla cream fillin for a sweet punch..

Valarmathi Sanjeev  – (July 8, 2010 at 3:30 AM)  

Looks lovely, gorgeous and yummy. Beautiful presentation.

jayasree  – (July 8, 2010 at 3:33 AM)  

Elegant cup cakes and you have got the filling perfect. Chocolate popsicle is literally making me drool...

Biren  – (July 8, 2010 at 8:43 AM)  

These look wonderful! I am sure it must be delicious with the filling.

Anonymous –   – (July 8, 2010 at 9:06 AM)  

they look jaw dropping good. Girl u are a genius!

Delishhh  – (July 8, 2010 at 11:02 AM)  

All i have to say about those cupcakes are WOW. they should fantastic. Nice work. Are you sure you are not a porfessional?

veggie belly  – (July 8, 2010 at 7:19 PM)  

oh my, these are so beautiful and elegant!

Suhaina  – (July 9, 2010 at 2:38 AM)  

i have never seen such fabulous looking cupcakes. i am amazed. love to give it a try. i liked the Popsicle idea.wonderful snaps.

FOODESSA  – (July 9, 2010 at 5:13 PM)  

How absolutely delightful.
Your creativity certainly shines right through these incredible looking cupcakes. Brava!!!

Flavourful wishes,

Mrs.Mano Saminathan  – (July 10, 2010 at 10:48 AM)  

Superb baking! Looks really delicious!!

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turmericnspice  – (July 10, 2010 at 11:12 PM)  

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!this looks mouthwatering delicious. First time at your blog and love the space.

PJ  – (July 11, 2010 at 1:11 AM)  

wow, thats not a cake anymore; but looks like a work of art indeed! so beautiful, love the presentation!

cocoa and coconut  – (July 11, 2010 at 8:26 AM)  

Looks so great! I love the pictures of them cut in half and filled with buttercream, yum. And the basket affect is pretty too.

Malar Gandhi  – (July 11, 2010 at 8:46 AM)  

Thats simply some extraordinary creation...absolutely love it, wow:)

Sushma Mallya  – (July 11, 2010 at 9:44 AM)  

Very beautiful and amazing presentation....

SpicyTasty  – (July 11, 2010 at 9:01 PM)  

It looks so delicious and perfect. Bookmarked...

Spice  – (July 11, 2010 at 10:13 PM)  

Pavithra they look so to try this sometime...

M D  – (July 12, 2010 at 12:22 AM)  

That's a neat job done. Love the cross section of the cake showing the neat and elegant work u have done with the cake!

Anonymous –   – (July 12, 2010 at 3:01 AM)  

Droolworthy and beautiful cupcakes! Your decoration is soooo cute!

Saraswathi Iyer  – (July 12, 2010 at 10:29 AM)  

Lovely clicks and cupcake looks tempting.

Smita Srivastava  – (July 12, 2010 at 11:18 PM)  

The cupcakes look so wonderful .. I'm sure they taste heavenly !!!!

- Smita

Raks  – (July 13, 2010 at 5:55 AM)  

You have so much patience pavithra,your every work has a pretty touch to it,very pretty :) nice post and great effort!

Roshu  – (July 18, 2010 at 12:45 PM)  

excellent job....looks soo yummy and perfect....

Myvegfare  – (August 12, 2010 at 4:08 AM)  

they look so eyecatching!, absolutely delicious job!!, I must try this out!, My kids love anything with chocolates

Unknown  – (August 15, 2010 at 12:09 PM)  

Am blown away seeing ur cutie cake, They look super gorgeous...Glad have found ur blog Pavitra and was even more shocked seeing list of blogs u follow ha ha :) shall take it from here :)

sadaf  – (August 23, 2010 at 2:31 PM)  

very impressive... like the idea to fill with ice cream.

Unknown  – (September 1, 2012 at 2:35 AM)  

Just perfect cupcakes ! I would like to showcase this recipe on my
cupcake recipes & ideas blog if you agree. Best regards.

Finla  – (December 4, 2012 at 12:20 PM)  

Looks so good, saw it is a old post how come i missed this delicious one.When ever i make cup cakes using hot water the shape never comes out good, one has to see i can't explain the shape :-) my sis says that is my oven temperature.

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