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Brown Sugar Cupcakes

Yello! Glad to have you here! πŸ™‚

Am back to my pinterest-ing! I had taken a break from it as it is soooooooooooo addictive! But was showing off to someone and now the bug in is my system again! πŸ˜€ Found this lovely recipe at bakeorbreak.comΒ and found that she has some cool recipes which uses brown sugar instead of normal white sugar. More justification for having sweets! πŸ˜€ And also some other awesome recipes that I have printed out and hope to try in the coming days πŸ™‚ Go over and check it out for yourself and leave some love for her too!

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This was the array of cupcakes made! Colorful eh? Playing with color after a lot of thought! Always wondered what to do with the left over icing/frosting? How much to store and et al….might need a new fridge at the rate I am going and if my youngest gets to choose colors….someone has to fund a new fridge for me!!!! πŸ˜€ But loving the challenge and learning a lot at the same time. Will just have to figure out storage and other nitty-gritties πŸ™‚

You will need –

3 cups – flour

2 tsp – baking powder

1/2 tsp – salt

Sift together and keep aside.

1 cup – unsalted butter, at room temperature

2 1/4 cups – packed brown sugar (press the sugar down in your measuring cup)

4 – large eggs, at room temperature

3/4 cup – buttermilk

Cream the butter till light. Add the sugar and beat well. Add the eggs (one at a time if you are patient πŸ™‚ or all together if like me!) and beat well till fluffy and well combined.

Add the flour and slowly fold in and can add the buttermilk a little at a time.

Line a muffin tray with paper liners or silicon moulds, as you prefer, and fill with batter 3/4 of the way up.

Bake at 325 F (170 C) for 25-30 minutes. Then cool on racks. Welcome to have it warm though! πŸ™‚

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They have a lovely color and taste pretty much like vanilla cupcakes….just less guilt about eating them! πŸ˜€ I also frosted them as I have a lovely American girl staying with me and my family, over the winter break. She wanted to learn to frost and so we began this adventure! She piped the blue ones πŸ™‚ Just so you know! Ha ha!

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I made a normal buttercream frosting (unsalted butter, icing sugar and milk) and not the cream cheese frosting in the original recipe. This itself was heavy, my family said. So go ahead and make whatever frosting you like! πŸ™‚

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I must say my piping is getting better and am quite chuffed with how this one turned out! πŸ™‚

Many thanks for stopping by and have a lovely weekend ahead!

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Vanilla Cupcakes with Strawberry frosting

Hey Ho!

Its time for baking and I managed to click some pictures before my bakes disappeared! The trick is to bake when the kids are in school so that they are not waiting to pounce on trays as they come out of the oven! πŸ™‚

My kids are high on watching Junior Masterchef (Australia) on tv and my little one wanted to bake something. He picked out this recipe from my to-do list and we gave it a go last week. They came out so well that the kids wanted a bigger batch πŸ™‚ And so here goes – vanilla cupcakes with strawberry buttercream frosting! The recipe is from browneyedbaker.com – sure winner!

Ta da!

You will need –

1 1/2 cups – plain flour

1 1/2 tsp – baking powder

1/2 tsp – salt

1 cup – castor sugar

1/2 cup – butter, soft, room temp

1/2 cup – sour cream (I used plain thick yoghurt)

1 – large egg (room temp)

2 – egg yolks (yes…a bit eggy :), room temp)

1 1/2 tsp – vanilla

Preheat the oven to 350 F (180 C). Line muffin tray with paper liners or your silicon moulds.

Sift the flour, baking powder and salt. Keep aside.

Cream the butter till light. Add the eggs and beat till well combined. Add the sugar and beat together.

Add the vanilla and sour cream/yoghurt. Beat till all is well combined and smooth.

Add the flour mix and slowly fold in. Will be a thick batter.

Spoon batter into your moulds and bake for 20-25 minutes. My convection oven took 20 mins and my regular oven took 25 minutes. So keep an eye out on the browning.

When done, remove from the muffin tray and let cool completely.

Frosting

Soft butter, seived icing sugar, strawberry puree

For the puree, I processed some strawberries with a couple of teaspoons of sugar. I then strained it to keep out lumps and seeds.

Cream the butter well till nice and light. Add the sugar and beat well till well combined. Add the puree spoonful at a time, so that you keep track of the consistency of your frosting.

What say you? Pretty chuffed with the piping πŸ™‚

 

 

So there it is. Have a go and do let me know how it turned out for you!

Thanks for stopping by to leave a comment! πŸ™‚

 

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Chocolate Velvet Cupcakes

Yello! Howdy do? πŸ™‚

I must say with Diwali round the corner, our house is full of sweets to fill a room! Finished packing 650 boxes with sweets for the office and staff and we are all “sweet-ed” out for now! πŸ™‚ But my kids were in cupcake mode so made some divine chocolate cupcakes!

Oh my! Are these simply amazing or what?!?! And it totally lives up to its name….velvet cupcakes! πŸ™‚ Just melt-in-your-mouth-smooth!

Found the recipe when on my surfing trips…he he! πŸ™‚ This is the link to it – simply must try recipe! The recipe says 36 cupcakes and that’s exactly what I also got – 36 same size cupcakes!

You will need –

1 1/2 cups – semisweet chocolate, chopped
1/2 cup – unsalted butter, softened
2 cups – light brown sugar
3 – large eggs
2 cups – flour
1 teaspoon – baking soda
1/2 teaspoon – salt
1 cup – sour cream (I used plain yoghurt)
1 cup – hot water
2 teaspoons – vanilla

Pre heat your oven at 350 F (180 C).

Sift the flour, salt and soda and keep aside.

Put the chocolate pieces (make sure they are all the same size so that they melt together at the same time) in a microwave-safe bowl and zap it for about 1 1/2 – 2 minutes, till melted. Stir and smoothen and keep aside to cool.

Cream the butter and then the sugar, till combined. Add the eggs (welcome to do it one at a time!) and beat well. Add the melted chocolate and beat to combine everything well.

Add the flour mix and combine. Will be a little stiff but bear with it. Add then sour cream (or yoghurt) and fold again. Add the vanilla also.

Now, at this stage, the batter will have some lumps. So I used my electric mixer at the lowest speed and beat my batter along with the hot water slowly. I added the hot water 1/2 cup at a time.

Prepare the muffin trays and line with paper cups or your silicone cups. Spoon the batter into it till 3/4 way and bake for 20 minutes.

Lovely texture and simply soft cupcakes! I added a simple buttercream frosting (butter, icing sugar, cocoa powder) and piped a few πŸ™‚ My humble attempts at piping and decoration! πŸ˜€

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Yumm is the word! Give this a try and do let me know how it turned out for you! Enjoy! πŸ™‚

As always, thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment! Appreciate it!

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