Oct 21, 2011

Bridal Shower for Nithya: Chocolate Cup Cakes

There are very few moments as cherished, as beautiful as the day you embark the new journey of life. Holding someone's hand, with dreams in heart and sparkle in the eyes. The day she started dreaming for, even before she knew its’ meaning. The day she has visualized so many times, that by now every detail is clearly itched in her mind. Yes the day a girl becomes a bride, is like no other.
Very soon one of our friends, a great blogger and a gifted photographer, is going to live her dream. And since I'm sure you read the header before reading this, you all know who am I talking about...Yes Nithya of 4thsensecooking is getting married this November.

Thanks to the world of connectivity, distances have become a lesser shortcoming. Though nothing can reclaim the joy of celebration in person. Yet in absence of actually being with her during her most joyous period..here we are all, united, to wish her all the best. So today we are throwing this virtual bridal shower for Nithya to express our happiness and celebrate with her.

And what could be a better way to celebrate than with food, the subject, the emotion that binds us all...So we decided to cook it up, literally and that too Nithya's own dishes from her own blog - 4thsensecooking. Hope she likes the recreation of her own favouite dishes and gets a taste of it through the world wide wide.

Cheers...This is for you Nithya and for all those visiting this virtual bridal shower!!

I decided to bake something with chocolate as my friend is a self confessed chocoholic and dream about chocolate everyday. 

  • 1.5 cup All purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar 
  • 1 cup yogurt
  • 1/2 cup any vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp. vanilla essence
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
Method; Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda and cocoa powder in a large vessel. 
Take another vessel and add oil, yogurt, sugar and vanilla essence in it. Whisk it well till sugar is dissolved.
Preheat the oven at 190°C for 10 minutes. 
Mix the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients and give a light stir so as to just incorporate the whole batter together. 

Arrange cup cake liners in a muffin tray or small cup cake molds. Pour the batter in the liners up to 2/3 capacity.
Bake the cup cakes at 190°C for about 17-20 minutes till a skewer inserted comes out clean. 
Serve the Chocolate cup cakes with chocolate frosting or dust it with icing sugar. 

And here is wishing you good luck for the new chapter of your life, Nithya. May all your wishes turn out to be true and as chocolaty as your dreams are.
Party also being hosted at:
Anamika Arun - Taste Junction
Priya Mitharwal -  Mharo Rajasthan Recipes
Priya Mahadeven - Priyas Now Serving
Priya Sreeram - Bon Appetit
Revathy - Kaarasaaram
Vardhini - Zesty Palette:


  1. Yum, wat a prefect cupcakes for chocoholic person like me, delicious..

  2. Thank you so much dear. I'm bowled out by your gesture. Its an amazing idea and I am so happy that a lot of you have got together to do it for me :) Love you all. Hugssssss :)

  3. Moist and chocolatey! Yum! Sweet of you to do this for your friend Sanjeeta!

  4. Yum Chocolate Cupcakes dear.Deliciously clicked.Luv it

  5. wow so nice of u dear,congrats to nithi...

    I totally love this cake...luks really tempting...

  6. YUmmy cupcakes & the colourful flowers really signifi the beautiful emotions........Congratulations to Nithya.

  7. Yummm... there is no better way to treat the chocoholic person.. Bet she enjoyed this one very much!!
    Krithi's Kitchen
    Event: Serve It - Festival Potluck

  8. whoa !! they look sinful, love them and I like your beautiful colorful roses too.

  9. lovely cake and party to a dear friend wishing her well :)

  10. they look sinfully delicious!

  11. Thats such a sweet gesture Sanjeeta. Congratulations Nithya :-) Those choco cupcake look so inviting.