One bowl chocolate muffins/ cupcake- martha stewart recipe

     My kiddo loves chocolate cakes than any other flavored cakes. He has been asking  me to bake them for a long time. As I hardly get time to do elaborate cooking and baking with two kids around , I kept on postponing it. After a search , I followed a simple Martha Stewart’s one bowl recipe. It was a simple one involving just a putting together of some ingredients in a single bowl and baking it. Less of work, less messy and a fool proof recipe and I made it with easily available ingredients. Also refer notes to follow the original recipe as I have modified the ingredients with those available with me. I am sure to make them again as my son loved it and its really easy!!

Recipe courtesy-Martha stewart(with little changes)


  • Course: dessert
  • Cooking Technique: Baking
  • Preparation Time: 15 mins
  • Cooking Time: 20 mins


3/4 cup Unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 cup Self raising flour
1 1/2   or 2 cups Brown sugar- packed
1 tsp Baking soda
2 Large Eggs
3/4 cup Warm water
3/4 cup Curds/yogurt
3 tbsp Sunflower oil


  1.    Preheat the oven to 180c.
  2.    Line the muffin cases in the muffin tin.
  3.    Combine together  the flour, baking soda, cocoa powder,sugar in a big mixing bowl. Add the eggs, yogurt, oil and warm water and mix really well for 3 minutes so that the mixture is smooth and uniform.
  4.    Scrape down the sides and bottom of bowl to assure batter is well mixed.
  5. Pour the batter in the lined cases. Bake at 180c for 20 minutes and the cake is springy when touched.
  6. Transfer to wire rack and cool.


 Use all purpose flour/maida  with baking powder )3/4tsp) instead of self raising flour.

 You can use buttermilk instead of curds.


Use any other oil like safflower or olive oil instead of sunflower oil.
can You use white sugar instead of brown sugar.


  1. You can store the cake covered and refrigerated for 3 days.
  2. Decorate the cupcake as you wish.

Another last picture to show the softness and texture of the cake!!

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  1. Looks soft n moist.. 🙂

  2. Hamaree Rasoi

    Martha’s recipe never fails…Single bowl cupcakes are so much easy and less messy to work with ,isn’t it?

  3. Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj

    sowmya it looks so soft n yummy…VIRUNTHU UNNA VAANGA

  4. Spice up the Curry

    looks very moist and soft. so yummy

  5. jeyashrisuresh

    They look very cute and nice recipe

  6. notyet100

    Even advay luvs chocolate cake and this one looks delicious

  7. Balakrishna Saraswathy

    Chocolate muffins looks yummy and my kid’s fav:)

  8. your cake looks very inviting , would surely love to try it out……..

  9. Priya Sreeram

    inviting myself over-looks yum


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