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


Ingredients:
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*


Directions:
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.


Frosting:
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.

2 comments:

MargaretS said...

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

let's bake together said...

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