Sunday, 30 August 2009

When you desire chocolate...


I can only say that these cupcakes were perfect. I have never made cupcakes before, and was suspicious about them. But all my assumptions are now gone, and I think I might try some other cupcake recipes too...And these are excellent for those who love chocolate and need something sweet, but I have to say that the cupcakes were so sweet that two was the absolute maximum. But of course you can eat more, if you're on that mood...:)
Super moist and chocolaty cupcakes


Ingredients:


4 oz (114 g) Bittersweet dark Chocolate broken into small pieces

1 (240 ml) cup all-purpose flour

1/4 (60 ml) cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 (120 ml) cup soymilk

1/4 (60 ml) cup water

1 cup packed light brown sugar

1/2 cup vegetable oil (olive oil)

3 large eggs

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


Frosting:

4 oz. Bittersweet dark Chocolate, broken into small pieces

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 1/3 (320 ml) cups powdered sugar


Directions:

FOR CUPCAKES:

1. Preheat oven to 350Âș F. Paper-line 20 (small, 14 big) muffin cups.

2. Melt the chocolate in a metal dish attached to a pot with boiling water. Stir until smooth. Cool to room temperature.

3. Combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Combine soymilk and water in small glass measure. Beat brown sugar, oil, eggs and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl on high for 2 minutes. Beat in melted chocolate. Beat flour mixture into creamed mixture alternately with soymilk mixture.

4. Spoon into prepared muffin cups, filling 3/4 full.

5. Bake for 18 to 23 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 minutes; remove to wire rack to cool completely.

6. Frost with Bittersweet Chocolate Butter cream Frosting.


For Bittersweet Chocolate Butter cream Frosting:

1. Melt the chocolate the same way as before, stirring just until melted. Cool to room temperature.

2. Melt the butter in microwave, until it's liquid like. Mix the powdered sugar and vanilla extract, add the melted chocolate and butter. If icing is too thick, add milk, 1 teaspoon at at a time, to desired consistency. It should be light and fluffy. Makes one and half a cups.


For decoration you can grate some dark chocolate, or you can us your imagination and figure out some other decorations...


8 comments:

  1. Your cupcake looks fabulous :) I love your blog!

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  2. Thanks, that's nice to hear! :)

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  3. These looks so good! If you're looking for other cupcake recipes, look for one that uses sour cream in the batter. It adds a great deal of moisture.

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  4. Thanks a lot for your advice! I'm sure I will do that the next time I bake cupcakes!

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  5. Cute cupcakes! I hope you keeping making them now!

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  6. Thank you very much for your nice comments, I sure will keep making cupcakes!

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