Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Espresso chocolate cupcakes


Ingredients:
75g butter
300g flour
20g cocoa powder
1tsp baking soda
1tsp baking powder
130g sugar
1 large egg
100g strong coffee
150g whipping cream
few drops of vanilla essence

Method:
1. Preheat oven to 175C. Line a cupcake tin with 12 cupcake liners.
2. Melt the butter, add vanilla essence and let it cool.
3. Sift flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and sugar into a large bowl. 
4. Lightly whip the egg together with the cream.
5. Mix coffee with butter, add all liquid ingredients to the dry ones and mix until batter is smooth but liquidly.
6. Divide between cupcakes liners, filling no more than 2/3 full.
7. Bake for 17-20 mins.

Espresso chocolate cream cheese frosting:

200g dark chocolate
100g softened butter
200g icing sugar
200g cream cheese
150g cocoa powder
2tbsp espresso
few drops of vanilla essence

Method:
1. Melt the chocolate and leave to cool.
2. Whip the butter, cream cheese and icing sugar together until light and fluffy.
3. Gradually add cocoa powder and mix until smooth.
4. Add the melted chocolate and whip until well incorporate .
5. Add espresso and vanilla and mix until frosting is smooth and fluffy.




Thursday, 11 April 2013

Strawberry Sponge Cake


Hellooooo, sorry it's been a while since I updated my blog! hopefully I will keep it up to date from now on. I just made a very easy strawberry sponge cake today, hope you guys like it:D

Ingredients:
Piece of sponge cake - recipe here

Topping and filling:
400g strawberries
200ml whipping cream
1/2 tsp vanilla syrup

1. Cut the sponge cake into 3
2. Whip the cream until stif
3. Spread the cream onto the base of the first piece of sponge cake, put strawberries on the cream, sandwich the other sponge on top. Repeat the same step on the second piece of sponge.
4. Top with strawberries and dust some icing sugar on top if you want!
5. Done!

You can enjoy your cake straight away or chill the cake for few hours for the cream to set. 


Friday, 26 October 2012

Halloween Cupcakes


Hi everyone!:D
Halloween is just round the corner, it's one of my favourite festival of all time lol
Going out tomorrow night as a zombie nurse;P I thought I'd share with you some halloween cupcakes I made yesterday with my flatmate, we made some horror(cute?) halloween cupcakes, they are hello kitty, minni mouse, mickey mouse, doraemon and dorami!

that's all for now! see you in my next post.

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Caramel apple cupcakes



Ingredients (makes 9 cupcakes):
unsalted butter 100g
sugar 70g
eggs 2
plain flour 100g
baking powder 1 tsp
Apple 1 small one


Buttercream frosting:
unsalted butter 100g
sugar 65g
milk 1 tbsp

caramel 20g

Topping:

Almond flakes
caramel
icing sugar

Method:
1. Chop the apple into small pieces; Beat the butter and suage until thick and pale. Add one egg after another and beat well after each addition. Sieve in the cake flour and baking power, stir well.
2. Line the muffin tins with cupcake cases. Pour batter into the case up to 3/4 of their depth. Bake in a preheated oven at 180C for 20 minutes. Leave it to cool.
3. Beat the butter in a large bowl until soft and light. Add half of the sugar and beat until smooth.
4. Add the remaining sugar and one tablespoon of the milk and beat the mixture until creamy and smooth. Beat in the milk, if necessary, to loosen the mixture.
5. Stir in the caramel until well combined.
6. Fill a pipping bag fitted with a large open-star tip with frosting. Pipe frosting onto each cupcake in a spiral pattern.
7. Garnish with the toppings
8. Done!



Sunday, 21 October 2012

Orange Cupcake



Quit my full time job on monday so I have plenty of time to bake now lol

Ingredients (makes 9 cupcakes):
unsalted butter 100g
sugar 70g
eggs 2
plain flour 100g
baking powder 1 tsp
Orange essence 1tsp

Cream cheese frosting:
cream cheese 200g
sugar 30g
Orange essence 1tsp




Method:
1. Beat the butter and suage until thick and pale. Add one egg after another and beat well after each addition. Sieve in the cake flour and baking power, stir well.
2. Line the muffin tins with cupcake cases. Pour batter into the case up to 3/4 of their depth. Bake in a preheated oven at 180C for 20 minutes. Leave it to cool.

3. Whisk the cream cheese, sugar and orange essence until stiff and smooth.
4. Fill a pipping bag fitted with a large open-star tip with frosting. Pipe frosting onto each cupcake in a spiral pattern.
5. Garnish with sugar pearls or anything you like.
6. Done!