Sunday, March 4, 2012

Cupcakes {guest post by cathy}

I love baking. A few weeks ago I made these cupcakes(photo)I was a bit skeptical about whether my family would like them or not but they were a huge hit they were absolutely delicious This is the recipe for these delicious cupcakes.  

1 1/4 cups flour, sifted
1/2 teaspoon baking soda, sifted
1/4 teaspoon salt
8 tablespoons (4 ounces) European-style unsalted butter
1 1/4 cups sugar
2 large eggs, at room temperature
1 1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup whole milk, at room temperature
1/2 cup  cocoa powder, sifted (or another good-quality cocoa powder)
Preheat the oven to 180  degrees C. Line a standard cupcake pan with 12 baking cups, and a second pan with 6 baking cups.
Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt on a sheet of wax paper or parchment paper.
Place the butter in the bowl of a stand mixer or hand-held electric mixer. Beat on medium speed until fluffy. Stop to add the sugar; beat on medium speed until well incorporated.
Add the eggs one at a time, mixing slowly after each addition.
Combine the vanilla extract and milk in a large liquid measuring cup.
Reduce the speed to low. Add one-third of the flour mixture to the butter mixture, then gradually add one-third of the milk mixture, beating until well incorporated. Add another one-third of the flour mixture, followed by one-third of the milk mixture. Stop to scrape down the bowl as needed. Add the remaining flour mixture, followed by the remaining milk mixture, and beat just until combined.
Add the cocoa powder, beating (on low speed) just until incorporated.
Use a standard-size ice cream scoop to fill each cupcake paper with batter, so that the wells are two-thirds full. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes (start checking at 15 minutes) or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean. Transfer the pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
Frost with Icing of Choice and Enjoy

Hi I'm Cathy I blog at Pink Lemonade and I love Chocolate, Jesus, Blogging, Photography and Cooking. Find me Here

1 comment:

  1. Your cupcakes look delicious! My sister and I try to bake when we can too! My sister just made a homemade chocolate cheesecake!

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