Friday, August 10, 2007

Quickie Cupcakes

I made this quickie cupcakes for last Sunday treats. The decoration was not quite fancy. I brushed inside the icing bag with the food coloring, making about 4 stripes. And filled the bag with white icing. Voilla... the icing came out stripy. And that's it . No flowers decoration no glitters. (do people put glitters on the cupcakes ?)

The cupcakes itself was in mini version. It's kinda cute already (^_^). The other good things is no butter in this cupcake recipe... Well, not good news for the taste buds though. I would say for this kinda recipe, the flavour will develop after the next day. However, the frosting adds a depth and a richness to it. It's Martha Stewart's cream cheese frosting. Yeah...with buttah absolutely...

one bowl cupcake

One-bowl Cupcake
Martha Stewart

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/4 cups Dutch-process cocoa powder
2 1/2 cups sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
2 large whole eggs plus 1 large egg yolk----> rounded to 3 eggs
1 1/4 cups milk ----> I swap with vanilla yogurt
1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 1/4 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 1/4 cup warm water

martha's baking book

Preheat the oven to 350° F. Line 2 standard 12 cup muffin pans with paper liners.
Into the bowl of an electric mixer, sift together flour, cocoa, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Attach bowl to mixer fitted with the paddle attachment; add the eggs and yolk, the milk, oil, vanilla and warm water. Beat on low speed until smooth and combined, about 3 minutes; scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.

Divided batter evenly among the muffin cups, filling each about 2/3 full. Bake, rotating pans halfway through, until a cake tester inserted in the center of a cupcake come out clean, 20-25 minutes. Transfer pans to a wire rack to cool slightly. Invert cupcakes onto the rack; then reinvert and let them cool completely, top sides up. Frost cupcakes with buttercream, swirling to cover and garnish with chocolate curls.

Cupcakes can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

one bowl cupcake

Cream Cheese Frosting
Makes 3 Cups

* 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, room temperature
* 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, slightly softened
* 4 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Beat cream cheese in the bowl of a mixer fitted with the paddle until smooth; scrape down sides of bowl. Add butter; mix, scraping down sides of bowl as needed, until smooth, about 2 minutes. Gradually mix in confectioners' sugar; add vanilla. Mix until smooth, about 1 minute. Use immediately.( for me I'd like to refrigerate slightly before using on cake...)


  1. biar dekorasinya sederhana tapi ttp mantap! I never put glitter on my cupcakes but perharps some of snowflakes on the top just to make it prettier and keep it simple.

  2. cantik cup cakenya minta satu ya aku belom sarapan nih xixixiixixii....

  3. Dwi:
    i think glitters only on the paper yeah... klo di cupcake yg gampang dikasih cocous (itu lho bola-bola kecil yg metalic, spell nya yg aku lp heheh) sini donk dwi... ajarin aku ngehias kue (^_^)

    lia: Ambil 10 deh Li, kagak bikin kenyang klo satu. Abis mini xxixixi

  4. mbak..
    minta satu buat malcolm..& satu lagi buat mama nya malcolm...:p

  5. hello rit, wah menarik banget cup cake lo, btw lo kreatif pisan gw td mampir ke blog lo yg miniature itu, kerennn... imut2 deh hihihi... dah kreatip pinter masak lagi.. mauu donkkkk...hiks hiks...

  6. wah...aku suka sama hiasan cupcakenya, nyeni..jadi cantikk.

  7. cantik frosting-nya Rit... bisa aja idemu ya...

  8. Rit.... apa kabarnya? lama ga mampir nih kangen juga.... tambah ok tuh dapurnya

  9. Rita, aq mo cb si cupcake enak itu, trus confectioners'sugar itu apa ya?, untuk toppingnya bisa pake yang laen ga? buttercream gitu? ada resep? hehehe...ngeborong nanyanya, makasih banyak ya.....

  10. To : Anne, Margie, Sun, mbak Retno, Eliza, and Rita.... thanks dah mampir en your nice comments (^___^)

    To: Mbak Rita, confectioners'sugar tuh gula halus, soft icing mixture, gula icing... ato apalah istilahnya disono far aku lebih suka pake cream cheese frosting... soalnya enak.. gak pernah kebuang, lagian cocok juga ma cake coklat. Klo gak suka manis kurangin aza gulanya.

  11. Rita makasih banyak ya untuk mo coba bikin pake topping itu....

  12. mbak..apa kabar? aku dah pernah nyoba tuh resep..enak yah? nyoklat!

  13. hallo mbak Rita, apa kabar? Ehm..cup cakenya menggiurkan...Ma kasih ya..buat ucapannya. Doakan semoga semuanya baik2...


  14. Rita, blognya boleh aku link?????

  15. Ma kasih ya boleh ngelink blognya...iya coba si chiffonnya..resep gampang en enak....


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