Monday, 3 September 2012

Playing with recipes (Cupcakes)

Last time we made Chocolate Ice Cream and it is only normal for cake to come next i guess... Cupcakes are very cute and yummy treat we all love to have every now and then, it is a perfect size to throw in your mouth, its super fast to prepare and doesn't stay long in the oven, so you can quickly make it when you have unexpected visitors, it is easy to use for experimenting various mixtures, you can even use your favorite fruits in it. If you love decoration you can play with colors for your frosting and other cake decorations, such as sprinkles, berries and nuts which are very common on cupcakes. I never have the patience to decorate, i just grab and dump in my mouth whenever it is ready but if you are patience enough, you can go ahead and make yours beautiful.

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • half cup water
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract/essence 
  • 125g Unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoon chocolate essence
  • 3 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoon browning


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line 12-cup standard muffin tin with paper liners.
2. Sift together the flour, baking powder, cocoa and salt. Set aside.
3. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well with each addition, then stir in the vanilla extract /essence, chocolate essence, browning and vegetable oil. Add the flour mixture alternately with the milk; beat well. 
4. Fill the muffin cups 3/4 full.
5. Put in the oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean. 

yummy fluffy chocolate cupcake

cupcakes in a muffin pan

You will notice that the middle once aren't dark that is because they are vanilla and not chocolate, the ingredients are basically the same except that in the vanilla you would add more vanilla extract or essence but no chocolate essence, cocoa powder and browning. You can use strawberry, banana, coconut, pineapple e.t.c, any flavor you stumble on at the cake store. Enjoy playing, making and eating cupcakes and let me know how it goes.

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