Pardon the super glaring photos today. Think i have pressed some 'wrong' buttons on my camera while trying to fix the glare while shooting. I've painted the photo blue hoping to reduce the glare. Sorry if these bring pain to your eyes!
Even though these photos might be painful to look at, the chocolate cupcakes here are definately not painful to eat LOL!.well, .i dont mean that they are spectacular but they are good considering not much of an effort to make these cupcakes, they are tender and light too. Instead of making some cream cheese icing for frosting in the original recipe,i made a simple buttercream icing. I didnt want to get a block of cream cheese just to make this frosting. You know, many times i was not able to finish the whole block of cream cheese on time and the remaining block will turn moldy even before expires. Has anyone of you tried freezing cream cheese before? Can it be freezed?
Recipe ( from marthastewart.com )
95gm cake flour/all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
6tbsps unsweetened cocoa powder, preferably dutch processed ( i got no dutch processed)
45gm melted butter
6 tbsps buttermilk
1 large egg
1 large egg white
1.Preheat oven to 350F/177C. Line a 12 hole muffin tin with paper liners. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt, set aside.
2.With an electric mixer, combine cocoa and 3tbsps ( or 4 tbsps) hot water till thick paste forms( this process intensifies the chocolate flavour ). Add melted butter, buttermilk, egg and egg whites and beat until combined. Whisk in flour mixture until combined.
3.Spoon batter into prepared cupliners. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center of cupcake turns out clean, about 20 minutes. Transfer cupcakes to a wire rack to cool down completely. Decorate if you wish.
I'm linking this post to Cook Like A Star ( Martha Stewart ) hosted by Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids along with Baby Sumo of Eat Your Heart Out and Riceball from Riceball Eats
Recipe Box hosted by Chaya of BizzyBakes
Food on Friday by Carole's Chatter