Tuesday, December 30, 2014

(Belated Post) Merry Chrismas - Red Velvet Cupcake with Cream Cheese

Initial plan was to bake chocolate cupcakes with cream cheese frosting, but since my aunt loves Red velvet and myself too, I decided to try Nasi Lemak recipe.

Followed exactly but mixed the sugar with 50g brown sugar as I ran out of caster sugar. *keep fingers crossed that it will turn out yummy still. The smell when it is baking in the oven is heavenly. 

This time I used the ready Philadelphia lemon cream cheese frosting to save some time. Gently whip it up and pipe over, putting 1 mini sugar cane on top of each Cuppies.

Red Velvet Cupcake (adapted from Nasi Lemak Lover)
150g Cake Flour
1/4tsp Salt
1/2tsp Baking Powder
1tbsp Coco powder
80g Butter
120g Caster Sugar
1 Egg
1tsp VanillaExtract 
120ml Butter Milk (mixed with 1/2tsp lemon juice and sit for 5mins)
Drop of red colourings
1/2tsp Distilled Vinegar
1/2tsp Baking Soda

1) Sift flour, baking powder, salt and coco powder, set aside. Put lemon juice in milk and sit 5mins.
2) Beat butter and sugar til soft and fluffy. Add 1 egg, vanilla extract and mix well.
3) Fold in flour and milk in 3 additions, with flour first and ending with flour.
4) Add baking soda to vinegar, fizz and quickly add to batter and mix well.
5) Fill cupcakes 2/3 full and bake at 180deg for 25mins. Cool before frosting with cream cheese.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Keeper Recipe - Double Chocolate Cupcakes

Had a sudden crave to bake, searched for some chocolate cupcakes and chanced upon this. I then used this recipe, and I use hand to beat with whisk from start, instead of using my mixer. 

The cupcakes is light, rich and moist. It's a keeper for me as it is not easy to find a recipe tt is rich and yet moist. Will use them for parties should I need to bake for my guests!

Double Chocolate Cupcake (adapted with slight modifications from AnnCooJournal)
Makes 11 standard cupcakes + 12 mini cupcakes
A : 100g Butter, soften
300g Sugar *I used 250g Brown Sugar*

B : 2 Eggs
3/4tsp Vanilla Extract
125ml Milk + 1tsp Baking Soda
125ml Hot water + 1tsp Instant Coffee Granules

C : 190g Plain Flour *I used Cake Flour*
3tsp Baking Powder
40g Cocoa Powder

1) Beat A til fluffy. Add egg & vanilla and mix well.
2) Add in B & C and mix well. *I added 100g Chocolate Chips*
3) Fill cupcakes liners 3/4 full and bake at 160deg for 20mins. *I baked for 30-35mins for my oven*