Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Chocolate Cupcakes!!

Cupcake recipes are wonderful inventions!
Cupcakes are versatile little cakes that suit any occasion.
You can get as creative as possible and are only limited by your imagination.

Here I've made these chocolate cup cakes & they just turned out deliciously delectable!
Here's how it looked...

If you are tempted to try this easy recipe, follow the black magic cake recipe from my previous post and reduce baking time to 20 Minutes.

The reduction of cooking time was one of the reasons for the discovery of cute Lil cup cakes.
It's that the cake batter was cooked in teacups and other small containers since it took such a long time to cook cakes in hearth ovens. The small teacups cut the cooking time of cakes dramatically.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Chocolate magic cake!

Black Magic cake with Simple butter creame icing!!

After 6-7 long months, I found an interesting recipe and an equally enthusiastic friend to explore the joy of baking!
Was joyous over it's success :)
This is a simple and the best recipe! The cake is moist, fragrant, rich and dark... there is no reason to search for a better chocolate cake.
3/4 cup and 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
1 cup white Sugar
1/4 cup and 2 tbsp of unsweetened Cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1/2 cup strongly brewed coffee
1/2 cup butter milk
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1. Preheat oven to 350 Degrees F. Grease and flour one nine inch cake pan.
2. In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Make a well in the center.
3. Add the egg, buttermilk, coffee, oil and vanilla extract. mix well with a hand mixer for about 2 minutes in medium speed. Batter will be thin, pour this into the prepared pan. (Most of the cake batters are never this thin, the first time we make it, we are doubtful of the best result, but don't worry... this will be good, though the batter is comparatively thinner)
4. Bake at 350 deg F for 30-40 minutes. Insert a toothpick at the center of the cake and it should come out clean. Remove from pan and place on a cooling rack.
The frosting can be totally your choice... Here in the picture posted, i've made the simplest form of frosting.
I have used Butter, icing sugar, milk and vanilla extract. Beat these together, put them in an icing bag, fix appropriate nozzles and get all creative :)
Happy Baking!!