Thursday, April 10, 2008

cuppa, cuppa cupcakes

Lookey here what I found - a cupcake blog over at cupcake bakeshop! It pays to scout around. I've been looking for a yummy chocolate cupcake recipe and i think i found it.

These are her - pear & vanilla bean filled chocolate cupcakes with vanilla bean butter cream. Since, I'm crazy about cupcakes I think I must try them.

Old-Fashioned Chocolate Cupcakes~30 regular cupcakes /
375 degree oven1 cup (2 sticks) butter, room temp
2-1/2 cups sugar
4 large eggs, room temp
1-1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup milk
2 teaspoons vanilla

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. Beat butter until softened. Add sugar and beat until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
3. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until well combined.
4. Measure the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder into a small sized bowl and whisk to combine.
5. Measure out the milk and vanilla and stir to combine.
6. Add about a third of the dry ingredients to the butter/sugar and beat to combine. Add about a half of the milk/vanilla and beat to combine. Continue adding, alternating between dry and wet and finishing with the dry.
7. Scoop batter into cupcake cups about 1/2’s full. Turn oven down to 350 degrees and bake cupcakes for about 22-25 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean.

I made these a week ago. We had a family dinner (all eleven of us) to celebrate Miriam's Big 3. The pink ones were made Martha's Banana Cupcakes. They were yummy. I also made her recommended frosting - but don't think I'd make that one again. Too much with the banana.

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