Aug 2, 2011

Ooops! I did it again....

Fellow Cupcake Lovers,
Have you ever found yourself un-deliberately baking Cupcakes? I mean....just very spontaneously? That's what I just did. Like one minute I was working....the next minute I had shut down for the day and 30 minutes later I had a full rack of Cupcakes in front of me, ready for cooling and decorating. The recipe was also quite spontaneous, just using what I had at home and the great thing is I used the same batter and the same frosting base and then after split into two flavors..... Easy-cheesy and very good taste and texture!!
Here is the result and the recipe.

Vanilla Cupcake
Vanilla Cupcakes
250g butter (chopped)
1 cup white sugar
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla powder
2 ¼ cups white flour
¾ cup milk

1 tablespoon milk

Nutella and Pistachio Cupcakes
Nutella and Pistachio Cupcake
Same recipe as above, but add Nutella and chopped pistachios to the batter and stir properly.

Cream Cheese Frosting
100g cream cheese
60g butter (room temperatured)
5 dl's of powder sugar
1 tablespoon of lemon juice
2 teaspoons of vanilla powder  
Food coloring of your choice and amount
Sprinkles or other decorations of your own choice

Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Place the cupcake liners on the baking tray 
(this recipe made roughly 16 Cupcakes). Beat the butter and sugar together in a large bowl, using an electric mixer, until pale and creamy.
Add the eggs, one at a time and also beat in the vanilla and milk. 
Lightly fold the flour into the creamy mixture and then add the baking powder.
Put the batter in the liners gently. I would say filled to half makes a good size.
Bake in the lower part of the owen for around 20 minutes and then place them on a wire rack to cool for about 1 hour.
Once your cupcakes are cooled down, you can start the decoration. I used red food coloring for the vanilla cupcakes and used small, round, multi-colored sprinkles as decoration. For the Nutella and Pistachio ones, I used the base frosting recipe above without any additions or color and sprinkled with chopped pistachios.


1 comment:

  1. How much Nutella and pistachios would you mix in to the batter? I made these once, and they were delicious. But I can't remember how much I added!

    ♥Emma, of It's Emma Elise


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