Sunday, December 7, 2008

TradeMe Chocolate Cupcakes

Posted by Quinn at Sunday, December 07, 2008

I obtained this recipe from NeckRedRecipes and honestly, what initiated me to do this was the name itself. The name and what the blogger have to say about the texture and flavour of the cupcake was really good too! Plus, I have a reason to bake. It was Sian Thoe's birthday.

I halved the recipe to obtain 12 medium sized cupcakes.

Ingredient A : Butter and sugar creamed till light followed by addition of egg and vanilla.
50gm butter, softened
8 tbsp white sugar
1 egg
Slightly less that 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Ingredient B : Dissolve baking soda in milk and set aside.
1/4 cup milk
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup boiling strong coffee (1/2 tsp coffee powder and top up with boiling water to make 1/4 cup)

Ingredient C : Sifted in a bowl and set aside
95 gm plain flour
Pinch of salt
1.5 tsp baking powder
20 gm cocoa

After the addition of vanilla and egg, add in the rest of the ingredients in no sequence and blend until smooth and lump-free.

Fill up the lined muffin tray (only half full as the batter will rise pretty high) and bake them in a preheated oven at 160°C for 15-17mins.

Serve plain or dust lightly with sifted icing sugar when cooled.... I think there is no need to reduce the sugar content in the recipe as it is just nice for me even after the chocolate topping is smeared on...


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