Sunday, 23 September 2007

Basic Vanilla Cupcake

I was told the night before the party. My boyfriend's bother called him after 9pm that he's having gathering at his mother's place to celebrate his son's 1st birthday. I was planning to buy some present to give his little son, Joshua, next week. But I felt that going there with empty handed is just not right. So, on the way home late night I decided to make some cupcakes. Cupcakes is the easiest to make and not to mention pretty as well :) Pretty cupcakes are ideal for emergency *hahaha*

Once again, before going to bed I opened my magic book *hihihi* and the most basic vanilla cupcake picked because I have all the ingredients. The question left was "how am I supposed to dress these cupcakes beautifully?" I like pink, I have Pink Cooking Chocolate in my magic box and left over whipping cream. Also I wanted to combine with Cecilia's. So, pink is perfect. I picked Chocolate Buttercream for the frosting. Also decorated with melted chocolate. All edible for the cupcake :). I didn't think about Joshua supposed to have blue colour :p It was too late already when it ran across my mind when I was about to leave *hihihi*

Basic Vanilla Cupcake
Source: cupcake creations

5 oz (150 g) Butter, softened
5 oz (150 g / 2/3 cup) Superfine (caster) sugar
6 oz (175 g) Self raising flour *I substituted with 1 1/2 cups flour + 3/4 tsp salt + 2 1/4 tsps baking powder*
3 Eggs
1 tsp Vanilla extract
*I added 5 tbsps whipping cream, cuz I panic when seeing the mixture is too thick :p, lucky it turned out just fine*

1. Preheat the oven to 350 F (180 C).
2. Line a 12 cup cake pan, with cup cake papers.
3. Crack the eggs into a cup and beat lightly with a fork.
4. Place all ingredients in a large bowl.
5. Beat with an electric mixer for 2 minutes, until light and creamy.
6. Divide the mixture evenly between the cake cases.
7. Bake for 18-20 minutes until risen and firm to touch.
8. Allow to cool for a few minutes and then transfer to a wire rack.
9. Allow to cool fully before icing.

Pink Cooking Chocolate, coarsely chopped *I didn't do any measurement just appx. at least double the size of the cream :p*
1/4 cup Whipping cream
1/2 cup Icing sugar *I use caster sugar and blend until it becomes like powder*
1/2 cup Butter

Bring the cream to just boil, pour into the chocolate. Stir until smooth. Allow to cool. Beat butter and chocolate, add in icing sugar. Beat until smooth.


MargaretS said...

Can i have some?...please..;p

let's bake together said...

:) they're tempting, aren't they? hehehe