Thursday, October 25, 2012

20121025 Mini Marble Cupcakes

(SOURCE: BBC Good Food - Chocolate & vanilla cupcakes)

My friend came to visit last week so I wanted to make some mini cupcakes and decorate them nicely. I tried to bake cupcakes several times and am never satisfied with the result. For some reasons, I just couldn't make my cupcakes flat. I made sure all the ingredients were at room temperature, but they always had nice crowns. I know I can simply cut off the top before decorating them. But for these mini cupcakes, taking off the top will simply leave us not much cupcake left. So what the heck, I simply serve them plain without any frosting. They tasted good and went well with our morning coffee, so no complaints from my guest!

100g butter, room temperature
100g caster sugar
2 eggs
100g self raising flour
1 tbsp cocoa powder
few drops of vanilla essence

1. Heat the oven to 180 degree C.
2. In a medium bowl, cream the butter and sugar together, then beat in the eggs and flour. Divide the mix into two. Add cocoa to one half and the vanilla to the other. Combine the two batter together without mixing too much.
3. Spoon into the mini muffin tins lined with paper cases (should make about 24 mini cupcakes). Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.

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