Thursday, December 30, 2010

My gorgeous Chocolate cupcakes with Strawberry Frosting

Its been a month since i got a microwave for my Ammi, and ever since i wanted to make cupcakes in it. I had made cupcakes earlier in the oven but i wanted to bake some in the MW. While i went shopping for muffin  cups and trays, i came across the silicon muffin cups and i just could not get my eyes off them! They looked sooo cute! I  asked the guy there if they were really MW safe! :p And lo! I got 'em home! I got searching for chocolate cupcake recipes because my siblings love it and wanted to do a frosting with strawberries since i had them at home. So i went online checking for recipes and i came across Shabs cuisine's chocolate cupcakes with strawberry frosting . I loved the recipe and wanted to try it out. I made some slight modifications and baked the cupcakes. And you can guess by the pictures, they turned out AWESOME!!


Things we need:
2oo g  butter at room temperature
2 ½ cups castor sugar
4 large eggs at room temperature
1 ¾ cup plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt
1 cup cocoa powder
2 tsp Chocolate Syrup
1 cup whole milk
2 tsp vanilla essence
Method: 
1. Beat butter and sugar for 3 minutes on high speed until soft and fluffy.

2. Add egg, one by one at a time to the above mix, mixing well after each addition.

3. In a separate bowl, sieve together flour, baking powder and soda, cocoa powder and salt twice or thrice.

4. Mix vanilla essence with milk.

5. Fold 1/3 of the flour mixture to the egg-sugar mixture followed by little of the milk and mixing well. Repeat the process until milk and flour is all used up. Add flour and milk alternately, starting and finishing off with flour.
6. Pour in the chocolate syrup and mix well. 

7. Scoop the mixture to muffin cups filling just below half or just half full. Bake for like 4 mins on microwave convection at 200 degrees. Cool them on wire rack completely before frosting them.
Being baked in the Microwave!
Now for the Strawberry Frosting:
1 cupWhipped cream
1/2 cup Lightly sweetened Strawberry Puree
3-4 tsp of icing sugar

1. Beat the whipped cream and beat only till soft peaks form.
2. Add the icing sugar and beat well. 
3. Then add the sweetened strawberry puree a little at a time and beat until stiff peaks form when the beater is raised.  Taste and fold in more puree if required.

Since it was my first time doing the frosting, it dint turn out stiff. I learnt from my mistakes and Insha'Allah next time i hope to perfect it :) Until then enjoy the recipe and the pictures! :)




Sending these cupcakes to
Srivalli's Kids Delight- Chocolate Feast!
Dr. Sameena's Cookies and cakes for xmas 
Smitha's Choco delites event
Its time to jingle again  at Asan Khana
Champa's Bake off Event!
Suma's baking event 







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13 comments:

  1. So cute and fabulous looking cupcakes..yumm!

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  2. Wow that looks really fantastic dear....
    love it...

    Regards,
    Akila

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  3. Really cute looking muffins :) I love those silicon moulds.. wish I could find them here :(

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  4. hi Mehnaz, what a cute cupcake presentation. love those tiny chairs! lovely blog =)

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  5. wow...love ur write up and ur fabulous presentation...happily following you...Wish u and ur family a happy and prosperous new year...

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  6. Thanks for the entry. I did include it in the roundup even though I don't add the microwave baked stuff. When you bake in the regular oven, do send them to me. BTW, your molds are cute.

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  7. Those are beautiful looking cup cakes... and thanks a lot for tagging me :)

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  8. Lovely cupcakes and such pretty molds! Love the lilliput furniture there too:-)

    Thanks a lot for sending these to my event!

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  9. Looks very cute, your oven looks very sparkly.

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  10. thanks a ton for sending this for the event,..:-)

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  11. Cute cupcakes... looks so beautiful and was staring at these for a while...


    http://krithiskitchen.blogspot.com

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