Friday, 26 September 2008

RECIPE: VANILLA CUPCAKES


Iknow I am going to sound really silly in this posting and most of you will be thinking it is no big deal but I am pretty proud of myself for my efforts here as this is the first time I have ever piped frosting/icing in my life! I have always found the idea daunting as I thought I would muck up a perfectly good cake or cupcake. I know it is only a simple pattern and I could have finessed the cupcake a bit more but hey, it is after all my first effort. Now that I have the confidence, you bet I am going to be using my icing press a lot more often!

Enough of the ‘self patting’ exercise; the texture of this cupcake is so light and fluffy that I am seriously considering making a large cake and sandwiching it with either cream or raspberry jam. Yes it is that good. I have to confess that I ate one without the frosting as it was that good. I seriously recommend you make double the batter – they lasted only a day in my house! Here's the recipe.

Ingredients – makes 12 medium cup cakes

150g softened butter
150g castor sugar
175g self raising flour
3 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla

Method

Preheat oven to 175°C (fan forced). Line a 12 capacity medium muffin tray with paper cups. Set aside.

Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Break in eggs one at a time whilst still beating the mixture. Add in the vanilla. Mix for 10 secs and then sift the flour into the mixture. Beat for 1 min.


Spoon the mixture into the paper cups. Bake for 18 to 20 mins, or until skewer when inserted, comes out clean. FYI: I turned the mixture around at the 12 min mark to allow for even browning.


Allow to cool completely on wire racks before icing with BUTTER CREAM FROSTING .

6 comments:

Jan said...

Thank you for visiting my blog, which has led me to yours!
I'm just enjoying looking at all your lovely food! Great blog you have - nice to meet you!

Usha said...

These cupcakes look absolutely perfect and fluffy...felt like taking one out of the pic and biting into it :)

VG said...

Hi Jan

Thank you for reciprocating the visit and good to meet you too.

I will definately be visiting you often...I am including you in my fav. blog list!

VG said...

Thank you for your kind words Usha.

Not sure about perfect (but thanks for boostering my ego) but the cakes are fluffy. I would not hesistate to recommend you try the recipe. I was quite pleased with the icing's taste and texture too.

FAMILY FIRST said...

Great work for a first try VG! Keep it up. With some talent like yours, Im sure after a couple of tries, yours would like like those from the bakery!

VG said...

Thank you FF. You're too kind...if it looks half as good as the kedai bought ones, I would be happy and settle for that!

BTW, How's your little one? I hope he has calmed down a bit.