Friday, February 22, 2008


Hello again guys, How r ya?
Here's my dark chocolate cupcakes creation entree.
Quick to make and very chocolate-y.
These cupcakes can be put together without the use of an electric mixer.

Basically i make a dark-chocolate cupcakes as a base.
Then i added with some chopped walnuts, kashi cereal, coconut frosting along with some toasted shredded coconut and heart confetti sprinkle on top.
You can also adds with whatever you like, Help yourself :)

Btw, I will post up the coconut frosting plus 7 minutes frosting recipe shortly.
Here's another shot of my cupcakes creation, Enjoy :)

- 16 Tbsp (2 sticks) Unsalted butter, Cut into 16 pieces
- 4 Ounces Bittersweet Chocolate, Chopped
- 1 Cup Dutch-Processed Cocoa Powder
- 1 1/2 Cups All-purpose Flour
- 1 1/2 Tsp Baking Powder
- 1 Tsp Baking Soda
- 1 Tsp Salt
- 4 Large Eggs, At room temperature
- 2 Tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1 1/2 Cups Sugar
- 1 Cup Sour Cream

1. Microwave the butter, chocolate and cocoa together, Whisking often until melted and smooth about 1 to 3 minutes. Set aside to cool until just warm to the touch.
2. Meanwhile, Adjust an oven rack to the middle position and heat the oven to 350 F. Line two muffin pans with cupcake liners. Whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together in large bowl and set aside.
3. Whisk the eggs and vanilla together in a large bowl. Slowly whisk in the sugar until combined. Whisk in the cooled chocolate mixture.
4. Sift 1/3 of the flour mixture over the batter then whisk it in. Whisk in the sour cream. Sift the remaining flour mixture over the batter and whisk until completely incorporated (The batter will be thick).
5. Fill the cupcake liners about 2/3 full. Bake until a wooden skewer inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out with few crumbs attached about 18 to 22 minutes, Rotating the pans halfway through baking.
6. Let the cupcakes cool in the pans on wire racks for 5 minutes. Remove from the pans and let it cool completely on the racks before frosting about 1 hr.

*Oven Temperature Matters:
Just 25 degrees makes a difference in this chocolate cupcakes recipe. Bake at 375 degrees, The cupcakes form odd peaks. Bake at 350 degrees, They form domed tops that are much easier to frost.

*To Make Ahead:
The cupcakes can be stored, Unfrosted in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days or frozen in zipper-lock freezer bags for up to 3 weeks. Defrost at room temperature before frosting.

*Tips For The Ultimate Cupcakes:
The ultimate chocolate cupcakes taste just as good to adults as they do to kids. The first key is to use both cocoa and chocolate to really drive home the chocolate flavor.
, Using melted butter made these little cakes more tender and eliminated the need for an electric mixer.
Lastly, Sour cream makes the cupcakes taste even moister and richer.

*Recipe and Tips Courtesy of The America's Test Kitchen Family Cookbook Pg.534
*Pictures Courtesy of Mysexykitchen

Thursday, February 14, 2008


Hope u had a great one, Catch u later!


*Picture Courtesy of Mysexykitchen