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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Devil's Food Chocolate Cupcakes



1. LIFE has 4 letters so does DEAD.
2. HATE has 4 letters, so does LOVE....
3. ENEMIES has 7, so does FRIENDS.
4. LYING has 5, so does TRUTH.
5. HURT has 4, so does HEAL.
6. NEGATIVE has 8, so does POSITIVE.
7. FAILURE has 7, so does SUCCESS.
8. BELOW has 5, but so does ABOVE.
9. CRY has 3 letters so does JOY.
10. ANGER has 5 so does HAPPY.
11. RIGHT has 5 so does WRONG.
12. RICH has 4 so does POOR.
13. FAIL has 4 so does PASS
14. KNOWLEDGE has 9 so does IGNORANCE.

Are they all by Co-incidence?

We should Choose wisely, this means LIFE is like a Double-Edged Sword. If u think it is your alarm clock that woke you up this morning, try putting it beside a dead body and you will realise that it is the Grace of Allah that woke you up. If you are grateful to Allah, forward this to all your friends to inform them that it is JUST BY THE GRACE OF ALLAH that we are alive. stay blessed.


My dearest daughter Fatin has the habit of showing me photos of creative stuffs we can do with food. And this mama of hers is the kind who likes to challenge herself (within my limit that is because my creativity is very limited! And so is my patience! Hahahaha...). She is very well aware that I will probably try at least some of the things she sent me. Huhuhuhu.. am I that transparent!

So last month, when she invited her friends home to discuss about their Japan trip, she had asked me to prepare this cupcakes as their dessert. And since it is quite simple to do, yeah... why not. Since the photos that she sent does not have any recipes attached, so mama has to go recipe-hunting and I've decided to try the chocolate cake from Ayu @ Curlybabe's Satisfaction. Thank you Ayu for sharing with us. I only did the chocolate cake part. Perhaps next time, I will try baking the full set. I am sure it is yummilicious!

When I asked the girls for the feedback, they said the cake is nice except the icecream that we've scooped onto the cake doesn't go well with it. Blame Fatin for that! I had asked her to go and get a tub of vanilla icecream but she refused. She said, just use whatever is inside the freezer and yes, that day, the only icecream available in the fridge is the solero icecream! And it is sour! Hahaha... So ladies and gentlemen, if you wish to try out this way of serving, please choose the right flavour to go with the cake ya.

Posted by MamaFaMi
Source : Ayu @ Curlybabe's Satisfaction

Ingredients :

2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup granulated sgar
1/2 cup brown sugar
125g butter
2 large egg
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup lukewarm water
1/2 cup buttermilk (you can also prepare your own buttermilk by adding 1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar to 1/2 cup milk and let it stand for 10 minutes)

Method :

1.Warm your oven at 180C and line your muffin cups with cupcake liners. Since I am using the silicone moulds, I skipped this step.
2.Sift flour,cocoa powder, salt, bicarbonate soda in a bowl. Set aside.
3.Whisk butter and sugar and brown sugar until light and fluffy, add egg and vanilla and beat until combined.
4.Add the flour mixture in 3 additions alternating with water and buttermilk, beating on low speed until just combined. Scoop into the muffin cups.
5. Bake for about 30 minutes.
6. Press the top of the still warm cupcakes with the bottom of the cupcake mould. Leave to cool. Keep in an airtight container if you are not serving it right away.
7. To serve, scoop icecream of your flavour onto the hollow top of the cupcakes. Drizzle with some melted cooking chocolate and decorate as you wish. Enjoy!

Have a nice day!


  1. Replies
    1. Keknya dah sedap Ayu, tapi bila dah letak aiskerim masam atas tu... huhuhu... ce bayangkan sendiri ye! Ahaks... Kalau nak lagi feel, ce gi beli sebatang icecream solero kat kedai, pas tu makan dengan kek. Apaaaaa la rasanya kan! Hahahaha....

  2. Amboi decor....lawa ja kek tu walau dah kena penyet.

    1. Haaa yang ni penyet disengajakan ye... ahaks...

  3. Betui makcikkantin,
    This is new,cupcake penyet......ngeee...bole mkn selepas mkn ayam penyet......lorrr

    Cantik sgt la sis,sayang nak ngapppp

    1. Kotlah ada nak buat party theme penyet, then this is just right for dessert. Tapi make sure you choose the right icecream ye... hehehe... Ish kalau tak ngap, cairlah icecream, soggy la kek :D

  4. Mama...we have to penyet the cake, ah? I see, I see.... Feels strange but that hollow is meant to be filled with ice-cream so that's OK. Solero is lime flavour ke (I ni jakun, tak pernah rase). This one is best with vanilla or chocolate ice-cream. Tak sabar nak cuba!

    1. Ha ah, penyet a bit the top of the cake, nak bagi icecream parking cantik dalam tu. Otherwise, icecream tu nanti tergolek jatuh atas piring! Hahaha...

      Yes, the Solero is lime flavour and the one in the tub is extra sour to me. Kalau makan, can close one eye! Hahahaha... tapi I suka... :D

      Yup... vanilla is better la. The cake is already chocolate, kalau makan icecream coklat lagi... too chocolaty pulak unless you are a chocolate lover!

      Actually kan Phong Hong, I left the one empty penyet cupcake so that I can top with some vanilla icecream. But then, laziness got the best of me, sampai sudah I tak pergi beli. Infact, till today pun tak de any other icecream in the freezer except the solero. Mau kasi habis soon la that fella. It must be freezing cold duduk lama lama dalam I punya freezer! Hahahaha

  5. sedapnyela..tambah2 ade ice cream lagi meleleh...

    1. Ha ah, itulah tricknya Huda. Kalau katalah kek kita tak berapa nak menjadi, hidang je dengan icecream, pasti laku. Having said that, kek mama ni sedap tau, jangan salah paham lak... hahaha

  6. Assalam mama,
    dari jauh ternampak ada kek devil..oh mama memang sengaja
    bake dalam acuan tu that nak fill dengan ice cream..creative sungguh..
    ice cream solero lime tu memang masam2 gitukan..hehehe...
    thank you mama, sudi mencuba..dan link to my blog..terimakasih juga buat puan punya recipe for sharing..:)
    kek ni was a fenomena a few years back...:)


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