Monday, March 24, 2008

Cupcakes adapted from Magnolia Bakery

Magnolia Bakery, as most people know is a renown bakery in New York that popularised cupcakes and gave them the same glory as gourmet cakes. I often wonder what their cupcakes taste like.

When I stumbled upon this recipe from the Internet; supposedly released by Magnolia Bakery, I just need to give it a shot. Well, I must say that I wasn't disappoint at all. In fact, I like the texture of the cupcake very much. It is soft and fluffy somewhat like a sponge cake. The only set back about these cupcakes are they are a little too sweet for me even after reducing the sugar by 25% (1/2 cup). The next time I bake them, I will surely reduce the sugar further to 1 1/4 cup.

For those who would like to give this cupcake a shot, here's the recipe :-

2 3/4 cup plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
250g butter
1 1/2 cup sugar (original recipe - 2 cup sugar)
4 large eggs
1 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla essence

Cream butter, sugar and vanilla essence until smooth and fluffy.
Add in eggs, one at a time and beat well after each addition.
Fold in flour alternate with milk; ending with flour.
Fill paper cups with cake mixture to 1/2 full.
Bake at 170C for 15 to 20 mins.


Little Corner of Mine said...

Ooooh...I want to try this!! How many did it yield? 24 cupcakes? Seem like a lot in your picture.

Nic (KHKL) said...

i like the fact that there's no icing on the cake...a simple and nice snack...great with a cuppa hot earl grey...lovely!

Jo said...

They look light, moist and buttery. I must try this recipe out. Thanks for sharing.

beachlover said...

Yes,western cake are always very sweet!! I seldom buy them unless no choice.hmmm..must try your recipe one day!!look good!.BtW,I didn't hear of Magnolia Bakery of NY.Must visit them whent I go back there.Thanks for sharing:)

The Caked Crusader said...

Looks like a great cupcake - and a good starting point for more elaborate creations!
I think I'll keep the sugar as it is - nothing is ever too sweet for me!

Ling's Passion said...

little corner : Per recipe should yield 24 standard size cupcakes. Mine seem a lot 'coz I made 1 1/2 recipes and used a slightly smaller papercups for a church gathering.

nic (khkl) : Though I made a lot of cupcakes with icing on them but I too like you prefer those without icing.

jo : Pls let me know what you think of the cupcake after trying ya. Wanna know how it fair against your other delicious cakes.

beachlover : Should you visit them, please let me know if their cupcake is good.

the caked crusader : What a sweet person you must be.....

bento pet said...

Hi Ling! Love your recipes. Tried this one and came out a winner!! Delicious as you mentioned.
Thanks for sharing.

Ling's Passion said...

bento pet : Thanks for dropping by. Glad you like the cupcakes.

Big Boys Oven said...

walio so perfect!

wmw said...

Can I just camp at your doorstep and wait for handouts??? Hehehe...

Anonymous said...

hi, love the cupcakes. i have realised that receipes from the states are without fail very sweet. i now always cut down the sugar by 1/2 then assess from there if i should cut down further. have gone down as low as 1/3 sugar and been pretty happy with the results. (if its not sweet enuf its nothing your pretty icing wont cure!)

Ling's Passion said...

wmw : No need to camp outside lah. Will bake some for you when we meet next.

anonymous : Thanks for dropping by. Can't agree more with you.

ChezzyHeart said...

Do u use paper case like the pic shown for most of ur cupcakes? thks

Ling's Passion said...

chezzyheart : I used all sorts of paper case...depending on my mood :-)

Cookie said...


All your cakes are awesome!

BTW, I love this cupcake liner so much :-)
Hope you don't mind my linking your blog to mine.


Rita said...

Hmmm yummy. It looks plain and simple. Great with a cup of coffee.

Thks for sharing :-)