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, and 100% Muslim. She is also chronically ill and terminally awesome. She is the ever-lovin Momma of: - Khalid, a special little boy with autism - Iman, a special little girl with especially big hair -Musfira, an especially devious baby Spoiler, Abez is also Zeba Khan on

  1. Tayyaba

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

  2. Abez

    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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