One of the new recipes I've tried yesterday is this cupcake recipe. Got it from the book that Ida Book4Charity had given to me as a present. Thank you so much Ida for the lovely book. I've tried two recipes from the book and they turned out lovely. For those who are on Facebook, do add BookforCharity Nizida to your friends list and have a peek there. She's selling lots of books, be it story books, cookbooks, DIY and many others. The best part is, half of the profit will go to charity. So, you are not only buying books for yourself but at the same time, you're doing charity as well. Isn't that wonderful!
Anyway, I've made these cupcakes for Iddin, Syahmi's best friend for his birthday. HAPPY 16TH BIRTHDAY IDDIN!
DEVIL'S FOOD CAKES
Source : Easy Cupcakes book
3 1/2 tablespoons soft margarine
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 large eggs
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon soda bicarbonate
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup sour cream (I substitute with plain yogurt)
For the frosting : (I didn't do this)
125g semisweet chocolate
2 tablespoons superfine sugar
2/3 cup sour cream
chocolate caraque, to decorate
1. Preheat the oven to 180 C.
2. Put the margarine, sugar, eggs, flour, bicarbonate soda and cocoa powder in a large bowl.
3. Using a handheld electric mxer, beat together all the ingredients until just smooth.
4. Using a metal spoon, fold in the sour cream.
5. Spoon the batter into the souffle cups.
6. Bake the cupcakes for 20 to 25 minutes or until well risen and firm to the touch. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
To make the frosting, break the chocolate into a heatproof bowl. Set the bowl over a saucepan of gently simmering water and heat until melted, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat and let cool slightly, then whisk in the sugar and sour cream until combined. Spread the frosting over the tops of the cupcakes and let set in the refrigerator before serving. Serve decorated with chocolate caraque.
My method :
Using a wooden spoon, cream margarine and sugar. Then add in eggs, one at a time. Add cocoa powder, mix well. Then add in flour and bicarbonate soda. Finally fold in the yogurt.
Have a nice day everyone!