Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Frosted chocolate cupcake


It was a lovely evening.
I had invited two of my colleagues, my new fund friends workplace to my place for a drink, and the time we spent together, turned out to be quite memorable.
i am glad it did.
while i was confused what to make for dessert, in came the idea of these chocolate clad beauties, and i believe they liked it as well.
it was easy, and yummy. the steps are given below for you to savour the taste of this delicasy.

For the Frosting
1 3/4
cups cups confectioners sugar, plus 2 tablespoons for dusting
1/2
cup unsalted butter, chilled
pinch of salt
1/2
teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1
tablespoon milk
For the Cupcakes
1/2
cup good quality cocoa powder
1
cup boiling water
1 1/3
cups all purpose flour
2
teaspoons baking powder
pinch of salt
1/2
cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1
cup granulated sugar
2
large eggs
1/2
cup fresh raspberries

METHOD

In the large mixing combine 1 1/4 cups confectioners sugar, butter, salt, and vanilla using an electric mixer. 
Add milk and continue mixing until well combined. Use a spatula to scrape the mixture from the sides of the bowl.
With the mixer running, slowly add remaining 1/2 cup confectioners sugar, mixing until well combined. keep it in the freezer.
Preheat oven to 180 degree C.
Line 16 muffin cups with paper liners.
In a small non reactive mixing bowl stir until smooth the boiling hot water and the cocoa powder.
Let cool to room temperature.
In another bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.

Then in the bowl of your electric mixer, or with a hand mixer, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
 Add the eggs, one at a time, beating until smooth. Add the vanilla extract.
Add the flour mixture and beat only until incorporated. Then add the cooled cocoa mixture and stir until smooth.

Fill each muffin cup two-thirds full with batter and bake for about 16-20 minutes or until risen, springy to the touch, and a toothpick inserted into a cupcake comes out clean. 

Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool. 


Once the cupcakes have completely cooled, frost it according to your choice.

Enjoy your evening with these babies. trust me, you will have a good time!! do write back if you like it, or even if you don't!!
Bye!!!

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