Walnut Chocolate Cupcakes – Muffin Recipe – Video

Bake Walnut chocolate Cupcake in Microwave Convection or Oven. Tried and tested recipe to get restaurant taste at home. Sweet dessert for Main course menu.

Written by Maahi Gupta
  By Maahi Gupta          Updated  11 Jan, 18



This is a recipe of delicious walnut chocolate cup cakes made using microwave (convection). The method depicted in this video is very straight forward and simple.

The recipe is tried and tested and there are no glitches if you follow the process and use the same ingredients as specified.


5 minute Prep
25 minute Cook
Yield  6 Cup Cakes
There is no Nutrition Label for this recipe yet.


  • Beat both Eggs in a big bowl.
  • You can beat Eggs with Electric Beater/Spatula or any beater which is available at your end.
  • Beat it for about 2 minute to make it fluffy.
  • After 2 minute, add Vanilla Essense & Sugar. Add Sugar gradually and keep beating to avoid lumps.
  • Once all Sugar is added mix it for about 1 minute.
  • Add Oil and mix it well.
  • Now its time to add All Purpose Flour, again add it gradually to avoid lumps. Mix well.
  • Now add Choco Powder & Baking Powder. Mix well, so that there are no lumps.
  • At last add crushed Walnuts and mix well. Our Cake mixture is ready to go in the microwave.
  • We have a microwave safe dish for baking. Grease it with Oil so that our cake does not stick to its base or any corner.
  • Pour the cake mixture in each hole. Fill only 3/4 of the hole. 1/4 space will be used when cake fluffs after baking.
  • Fill 3/4 cups only with mixture.
  • Our baking dish is ready to go in the microwave.
  • Preheat the microwave on 170 degree celsius. It takes around 3 minute to preheat with closed door. Once done keep the baking dish in microwave.
  • Now set the time, we are going to bake it for 15 minute.
  • Close the Microwave door and let it bake for 15 minute on 170 degree celsius itself.
  • Open the microwave after 15 minute. Our Cupcakes are ready.
  • Look at the chololate color. Smelling really delicious too. Take a toothpick to test whether they are properly baked from inside or not.
  • Keep the tray aside for 10 minute to cool down. After 10 minute, separate them from dish with the help of a knife.
  • They are ready to serve. Decorate them with Icing or chocolate sauce.

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       9 Useful Questions & Answers from comments

    1. Vijaylaxmi Agarwal
      Vijaylaxmi Agarwal 23 Nov, 15 at 9:47 am


      I have tried the recipe…but my top layer got very crusty and side and bottom did not cook properly. I have followed all the step of your recipe. I have Electrolux convection microwave. Please let where I am going wrong

      • Maahi
        Maahi 26 Nov, 15 at 4:12 am

        I think you need to change the dish(vessel) which you are using to make this recipe.
        I have faced this problem in early baking days. I think your dish is thick from the bottom which is not letting the cake bake.

        Follow these tips to make this recipe perfect:
        1. Do not use any glass dish(vessel). Use any other material of microwave (convection) safe dish.
        2. Rotate the cake dish after the half baking time.
        3. Make sure the cake batter consistency is perfect for this cake.
        4. Beat/mix the batter of the cake for at least 5-7 minutes.

        Hope these tips will help.
        Thanks and good luck

        • Vijaylaxmi Agarwal
          Vijaylaxmi Agarwal 26 Nov, 15 at 11:58 am

          Thanks Mahi…. I will surely follow the tips and let you know if it works…

    2. Jyo
      Jyo 16 Jun, 14 at 9:24 am

      I have the exact same microwave model as you – Onida Black Beauty. I tried this recipe. I bought the same muffin tray. I pre-heated it for 3 mins (I didn’t get as many dots as your video, so probably the pre-heating time shd be more), then after 15 mins it was still wet. I had to keep it for 28 mins when it got done. And it did not rise as much as yours. And had almost no crust. WHat am I doing wrong? Less baking soda? More pre-heating? Inputs would be appreciated. I’m new to baking.

      • Maahi
        Maahi 16 Jun, 14 at 1:52 pm

        Hi Jyo,
        Thanks for watching my recipe and trying it at home as well.
        As you have mentioned in your comment that you followed everything but still the muffin is not up to the mark.
        If you have the same microwave with convection mode…. It automatically gives the beep once it achieve the temperature mentioned by us while selecting. So NO need to preheat for longer time.

        The only reason of failure which i can see here is the baking powder. Generally we use the same baking powder which is available in our kitchen from last few months or more.. please buy a new baking powder and try this recipe again. This happened with me also once. 🙂
        And one more thing do not add lot of crushed walnuts in the cake batter. Use as mentioned in the recipe.

        Please follow the recipe and bake it once again. I am sure it will work for you.
        Do let me know if i can be of any help in future as well.
        Thank you

        • Jyo
          Jyo 25 Jun, 14 at 5:02 pm

          Thanks, Maahi, for responding. I will definitely try it again with the changes mentioned. My little daughter did like the taste, so will try it for sure.

          • Maahi
            Maahi 25 Jun, 14 at 5:39 pm

            My pleasure dear..
            That’s nice to know that your daughter also liked the taste 🙂
            Hope you make it again and it come out absolutely perfect..

            Happy Cooking!!!

    3. Chandini
      Chandini 9 Oct, 13 at 8:06 pm

      I am new to baking. I have a convection oven. The manual says to bake I need to place my food on the oven rack. Is it permissible to place on the glass turntable without the oven rack??

      • Maahi
        Maahi 10 Oct, 13 at 10:41 am

        Hi Chandni,
        There should be no issue even you bake on the glass turntable. I myself have done it on the glass itself.
        But, if you have the oven rack, you can use it.
        When we bought the Microwave with convection mode, we did not get the oven rack free and hence we baked on glass turntable itself 🙂

        Let me know if you need more information.