Wednesday, January 19, 2011

My First Cupcakes

Chocolate Cupcakes
with buttercream frosting

Chocolate Cupcake recipe from this link:

Ingredients.
¾ cup plain flour
¼ cup cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ cup caster sugar
80g butter, melted
2 eggs
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon milk
  
Baking Temperature
The oven should be preheated to 160oC (325oF)

Method.

  1. Add all the ingredients to a small mixing bowl.
  2. Beat on low speed until well blended. Stop and scrape down the sides of the bowl and the beaters.
  3. Beat on medium speed for two minutes.
  4. Fill evenly into your chosen cake pans. Aim to half fill them.
  5. Bake at 160oC for 15 minutes.
  6. Remove from the oven, stand for five minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool. Cool completely before decorating. 

Buttercream Frosting from this link:

125g (4oz) butter
1 1/2 cups icing sugar
2 tablespoons milk

1. Have butter and milk at room temperature.

2. Place butter in small bowl of electric mixer and beat until butter is as white as possible.

3. Gradually add about half the sifted icing sugar, beating constantly.

4. Beat in the remaining icing sugar.

5. Mixture should be smooth and easy to spread with a spatula. Add extra milk or icing sugar until cupcake frosting is of a spreadable consistency.

Coloured: add a drop of food colouring to frosting until you reach the desired colour. 

*For Light pink color - 4 drops of red food coloring. 

I used our turbo broiler for baking these cute cupcakes. ^^ It's my first time and it's almost perfect. I just need to fill the muffin pans evenly! ^^ at reduce the temperature to 150oC for 12 minutes. Will see! Update you soon! ^^ 


Tips:


Remember to cool the cupcakes first before you decorate it with your frosting! BELIEVE ME!! ^^ heehee!
Chocolate Cupcakes With Buttercream Frosting on FoodistaChocolate Cupcakes With Buttercream Frosting

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