Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Moist Chocolate Cupcakes

A friend invited us over for Hari Raya lunch. Surely we can't go empty handed. Therefore, I decided to bake them some moist chocolate cupcakes. These cupcakes are frosted with buttercream and topped with a light springkle of cocoa powder.

The recipe that I used is adapted from Betty Yew's Kitchen Secrets.

Here are the ingredients....

180g butter
320g castor sugar
3 large eggs
1 tsp instant coffee
1 tbsp hot water
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 cup water

Sifted together :-
240g plain flour
75g cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp bicarbonate soda
1/2 tsp salt

Dissolve instant coffee in hot water and then stir in vanilla essence and water; set aside.
Cream butter and sugar till fluffy. Add in egg (one at a time), beat for one minute each. Fold in flour alternate with coffee mixture. Fill cupcake pan and bake at 170C for 15 to 20 minutes. Cool completely before frosting

For frosting......

250g butter
500g icing sugar (sifted)
1 tsp clear vanilla essence
2 tbsp water

Beat the above frosting ingredients till smooth. Pipe on cooled cupcakes then sprinkle with cocoa powder.

And.............here's the end product.

I hope my friend and family like these cakes.......


YozoraNiteSky said...

wow.. your cupcakes looks so yummy..and your frosting is beautiful. would you mind telling me how you got your lovely swirl? thank you.

Ling's Passion said...

yozoranitesky : thanks for dropping by :). I use a star nozzle to pipe in circular motion starting from the outter side of the cupcake moving towards the centre and ends in the middle of the cupcake. Hope this helps.

YozoraNiteSky said...

oh thank you very much ling for sharing. I will try to get a star nozzle over the weekend and see if I replicate your beautiful creation :). Have a great weekend Ling..hugs!

Anonymous said...

Hi Ling!

Tried both your vanilla and chocolate cupcakes yesterday. Both the recipes were very well received by my family and friends. Thank you very much.


Anonymous said...

Thought I'd try your recipe since I had all the ingredients it required. It is DELICIOUS! Just the right amount of sweetness and very moist. Thank you so much for sharing your recipe...


beginner said...

hello ling..

love your cupcakes =) can you pls share with me, how did you bake your cupcakes so that their 'dome' surface is nice? my 'dome' is always 'senget' and never in the middle =(

Ling's Passion said...

beginner : Thanks for dropping by. Try leveling the cake batter before baking. This should help.