Monday, February 16, 2009

Valentine's Cupcakes II






These are the rest of the cupcakes that I made for Valentine’s Day for my loved ones…a wonderful day spent together just eating and watching movies. I had a wonderful time with the loved ones despite all the baking and the fun time spent on piping the cuppies !

Chocolate Cupcake With Vanilla Icing

Ingredients:

1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1½ cups flour
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon baking powder
4 ounces (1 stick), room temperature
1½ cups granulated sugar
2 large eggs, at room temperature
½ cup milk

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
2. Line muffin tin with cupcake liners and set aside.
3. Sift together the cocoa powder, flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder in a bowl.
4. Using a mixer, preferrably with paddle attachment, beat together the butter and sugar about 2 minutes until smooth and creamy. Add the eggs one at a time until mixed.
5. Stir half of the dry ingredients into the butter mixture, then add milk. Finally stir in the other half of the dry ingredients.
6. Divide the batter into a prepared cupcake/muffin tin with liners. About 3/4 fulll.
7. Bake about 20 minutes, or until set. Let cool completely before icing.

Vanilla Frosting:


Ingredients:


Confectioners Sugar ( About 4-5 cups ), Sifted
Pure Vanilla Extract
1-2 Tbsp. Milk
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup vegetable shortening

Directions:

Cream together butter and shortening in mixer, with paddle attachment on medium for about 2 minutes.
Add 1/2 cup powdered sugar and beat until smooth, Add another 1/2 cup. Add about 2 tsp or more vanilla, to taste.
Add gradually the remaining sugar and add milk until you reach the consitency you desire. A little bit thicker for piping would be best.
Continue to mix on medium until smooth.
Using a large star tip, pipe frosting onto cupcakes.


P/s : I had a wonderful rendezvous with Gertrude of My Kitchen Snippets, a day before Valentine’s Day at MidValley KL. I enjoyed her company very much. A very down-to-earth person she is and I would like to thank her for taking time off from her busy schedule just to meet up with Piggy gal and I. I am glad that I finally got to meet her in person and would like to thank her for teaching me so much during our time together :))))

6 comments:

  1. OMG! Your cupcakes are so irresistable! So nice to know abt your meeting up with Gertrude frm Kitchen Snippets.

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  2. Hi Food For Tots :)
    Haha, Happy Valentine to you..hope those cuppies melt your heart ^ *

    It was great chatting with Gertrude in person. One word to describe her. Awesome! A great person, warm, kind and a very helpful person. My pleasure to have met such a wonderful food blogger. :))

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  3. Thanks for sharing your recipe. Yeah, I love Gertrude's blog too.

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  4. Wowo they look so beautiful and delicious.
    I think it is always wonderful to meet up with other bloggers

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  5. @ Family First : You are welcome:) I love the person too not just her blog. She is a great lady !

    @ Happy cook : Haha thanks, they do look and taste good :P . Yeap, it was great meeting up with her.

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