Musfira’s Recipe for Homestyle Chocolate Cupcake


  • 200 grams of Hersheys unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup (that’s it, one plastic cup)
  • 1 flat, dry work surface. Preferably a coffee table.
  • 20 minutes of suspicious silence.

Fill one plastic cup with as much cocoa as makes it inside.

Once your cup has been filled, dump it onto your work surface and pat the cocoa into a smooth, even coat.

Between smoothing pats, wipe cocoa generously onto your shirt, pants, face and hair.  Repeat process until Cupcake is evenly coated in chocolate.

For best results, put the cocoa powder back in the kitchen and then walk past your mother as if nothing has happened.



Abez is a 50% white, 50% Pakistani, Muslim hijabi Momma of Khalid, a special little boy with autism, and Iman, a special little girl with specially big hair.

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    Ooh I love simple, one ingredient recipes. Thank you Musfira, looking forward to hearing more about your culinary adventures.

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    Sorry guys- I didn’t get a picture, and I only realized that after stripping her down!

    The only evidence of her culinary adventures was the cocoa powder left clinging to the broom & dustpan. HF came home later that day and while cleaning something up confusedly called out, “Why does the dirt smell like chocolate?”

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