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Monday, 23 August 2010

Easiest Ever Cupcakes - Yet a Feast to Your Taste Buds!

Makes 12  |  Easy

I am getting requests for desserts that are simple, and do not require a lot of work. So I will be posting some for you to try. It seems that many of you are struggling with baking, as you have communicated through your emails! Don't worry, I have many baking recipes posted on this blog, that are tried and tested and fail proof. Just follow the recipes exactly, and you are guaranteed: success every time!

You have also asked me for chocolate cupcakes that are very simple and easy, so here you go: I am posting these cupcakes that are super simple - not many ingredients, and no complicated techniques required in preparing them - they are delicious and a success everytime :)

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You Need
2 eggs, let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes
125g butter at room temperature
125g self raising flour
125g sugar
2 tbsp cocoa powder
1tsp vanilla

125g = 1 Cup

To Carry Out the blueberry flavour 
& garnish like in the above photo
You Need
Chocolate spread (can be bought ready in supermarkets)
Fresh Blueberries
Whipped cream
Baby Mint Leaves

To Prepare the Batter
Pre-heat oven to 350 F. Be very precise about measurements or cupcakes won't work.
Place all ingredients in a Bowl and beat till smooth. you can use hand-held electric mixer, or you can simply place all in food processor.

Line Baking Cups (cupcake cups) in a regular size 12-hole cupcake tin. Pour batter equally into lined holes. Bake in 350F oven for 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted near centres.
Remove from heat, let cool 5 minutes in pans, then remove and cool thoroughly on a wire rack. Then they are ready to be dressed however you please.

To Garnish
Before you Garnish, make sure the cupcakes have cooled thoroughly. Cut the tp bit of your cupcakes off and fill (spread the lower bit) with whipped cream mixed with some fresh blueberries. Return the cut cupcake top. Spread Chocolate spread on top of it and add some blueberries and baby mint leaves as shown in picture.

For flavour variations   You can use mascarpone cream or white chocolate Gancache with the blueberries as a filling.
  • Omit the Cocoa powder you will get a vanilla cupcake.
  • Omit Cocoa Powder & use 1 tbsp orange rind, or lemon rind for orange or lemon flavour.
  • Try using other fruits like peeled orange wedges, strawberry, cherries...etc
Welcome to the world of Baking :) Let me know what you think, leave me a comment...