Sunday, 4 January 2015

The best vanilla cupcakes ever !

Prep time - 20 min
Cook time - 13 min
Serves- 50 mini cupcakes and 20 medium sized cupcakes 

1.Vegetable oil - 1/2 cup +1/8 cup
2.Sugar- 3/4 cup+ 2 tbsp
3.Eggs- 2
4.Vanilla essence- 1 1/2 tsp
5.All purpose flour- 1 cup + 1/8 cup
6.Corn flour- 1/4 cup
7.Baking powder- 1 1/2 tsp
8.Salt- 1 tsp
9.Yogurt/sour cream- 3/4 cup(i prefer yogurt)
10. Hot water- 1 tbsp.

1.Beat the sugar and oil in a bowl till the sugar gets partially dissolved, for 2  min.

 2.Add the eggs , one by one ,then the vanilla, beat for another 2 min. Add the hot water( make sure that the sugar almost gets dissolved at the end of this stage)
3.In a medium sized bowl sift the flour , corn flour , salt and baking powder together and add this to the above mixture. Make sure that the ingredients and just combined (do not over-beat the mixture)
4.At last add the yogurt/sour cream and beat the mixture for half a minute making sure that all the ingredients are perfectly combined.
5.Place the liners in a cupcake tray and fill the moulds with 3/4 batter.
6.Bake in a preheated oven at 170 c for 13 min(for mini cupcakes) and 22 min (for medium sized cupcakes).

7.Let the cupcakes cool before you top them up with buttercream :)

Saturday, 3 January 2015

Oreo cupcakes :D

Prep time - 20 min
Cook time - 22 min 
Serves- 24 cupcakes

For the cake 
1.Oreo halves- 24 (the cream side up)
2.All purpose flour-2 1/2 cups
3.Baking powder - 1tsp 
4.Unsalted butter- 3/4 cups
5.Confectioners sugar- 1 2/3 cups
6.Salt- 1 tsp 
7.Egg whites - 3 
8.Egg yolk- 1 
9.Vanilla essence- 1 tbsp 
10.Milk- 1 cup 
11.Apple cider vinegar- 1 tsp (add the vinegar to the milk) 
12.Oreo cookies(coarsely chopped)- 15

For the buttercream frosting
1.Icing sugar- 500 g
2.Unsalted butter - 150 g
3.Finely ground oreos - 10 
4.Vanilla essence- 2 tsp 
5.Milk- 4 tbsp

1.In a medium sized bowl beat the egg whites till you get soft peaks.Keep aside.
2.In an other bowl cream the butter and sugar till fluffy , about 2 min.
3.Add the egg yolk,then the vanilla.

4.Alternating the flour and milk , add it to the above mixture.
5.Add the salt and baking powder.
6.Now fold in the egg whites into the above mixture and then the chopped oreos.

7.Line the muffin tray with liners and place the oreo halves , cream side up into the the liners.

8. Place the batter into the liners , filling 3/4 of them.

9.In a preheated oven at 170 c bake for 24 min .
10.Cool the cupcakes before you top them up with the oreo buttercream :)

To prepare the buttercream froting
1.Cream the butter till soft 
2.Add the icing sugar , alternating it with milk.
3.Add the vanilla, and then finally add the ground oreos and mix for about 2 min approx.

Decorate the cupcakes like i did as seen below :)