Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Coffee Chocolate chip cupcakes




(Adapted from passionate about baking)

Ingredients:
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4  cup sugar 
  •  2 tbsp coffe powder
  • 1 tsp  vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk ,room temperature
  • 3/4 cup dark chocolate chips
Method:
  1. Preheat oven to 180C. Line a 12 mold muffin tray.
  2. With a fork, whisk together the flour , baking powder and salt in a bowl.
  3. Beat the butter, vanilla sugar, coffe powder , vanilla extract and egg in a large mixing bowl.
  4. Add the flour mix and milk and blend on low speed until smooth, 30 seconds.
  5. Fold in the chocolate chips
  6. Spoon into muffin cases upto 2/3 full.
  7. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until springy to the touch.
  8. Cool in the tin for about a minute before putting onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  9. Top with ganche if desired.

I know of late been busy then lazy...... to update my blog. Sorry for that...:)

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Brownies...... smitten kichen

Ingredients:



  • 10 tbsp / 141 grams butter
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup + 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla essence
  • 2 large eggs cold
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
Method:

  1. Combine the butter, sugar, cocoa and salt in a medium heat proof bowl. 
  2. Set the bowl over a pan of simmering water.
  3. Stir from time to time until the butter melted and the mixture is smooth.
  4. Remove the bowl from the pan.
  5. Stir in the vanilla with a spoon.
  6. Add the eggs one at a time and stir vigorously after each one.
  7. When the batter looks well blended and the flour and stir it until u cannot see them.
  8. And then beat for at least 40 strokes with a rubber spatula.
  9. Bake in a preheated oven for 30 minutes or until the tooth pick comes out clean.

Smitten Kitchen is a lovely blog.... if time permits you do have a look...:)



The Brownies turned out so tasty ... !!

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Marbled chocolate cupcakes

Marbled cupcake recipe is from  "muffins & bakes" book. 


Ingredients:

  • 175 grams soft margarine
  • 175 grams caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 175 grams self- raising flour
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 55 grams plain chocolate melted





Method:


  1. Put 21 paper baking cases in a muffin pan.
  2. Put the margarine, sugar, eggs, flour and milk in a large bowl and, using an electric hand whisk, beat together until until just smooth.
  3. Divide the mixture between 2 bowls.
  4. Add the melted chocolate to one bowl and stir together until well mixed.
  5. Using a teaspoon, and alternating the chocolate mixture with the plain mixture, put four half-teaspoons into each paper case.
  6. Bake the cupcakes in a preheated oven 180C for 20 minutes or until well risen and springy to the touch.
  7. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

Sunday, 28 August 2011

Birthday cake for my daugty...!!!

I baked two cakes for her birthday..... one she wanted do the icing with the help of her friends..... n the other mom wanted to decorate something special....!!


For this I used chocolate cake by Life's a feast recipe my previous post. And for the icing... used butter cream icing and added colours I wanted ....!!













For the kids .... I used chocolate cake from this link . And for the icing I used ganache icing  and they decorated it with butter icing.


Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Chocolate Cake ....... by Life's a feast

Just love the way .... the chocolate cake by life's feast...... and out come was excellent.... did a bit of change for the icing...!!

Here goes the recipe..

Ingredients:

  • 175 grams flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 150 grams sugar ( I did powder it)
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • 150 ml warm milk
  • 150 ml oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • ( she did use 1 tsp of cinnamon powder)
Method:

  1. Put the flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar and cocoa powder in a large mixing bowl and mix well.
  2. In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, warm milk, oil and vanilla essence.
  3. Make a hole in the center of the dry ingredients and pour little of the liquid mixture .
  4. Mix them well  and repeat it until all the ingredients are mixed well.
  5. Preheat the oven at 175C.
  6. Pour the batter into a tin and bake for 30 minutes.
  7. Let it cool for 10 minutes.




For the Icing: ( As for the icing work my daugtie wanted to do it so I think that's quite a work on a 9 year old kid)
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar
  • 3 tbsp vegetable shortening
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 or 3 tbsp warm water
Beat the shortening then add icing sugar.
Add cocoa powder and continue beating them until .
Add warm water little by little and depending upon consistency you want.
Pour over the cake .


Monday, 1 August 2011

Chocolate Tray Bake

 This is a lovely recipe if you looking for a cake that would go well with tea or coffee...!!


Recipe source: What's cooking chocolate Book

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups self -raising flour
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 1 cup soft margarine
  • 4 eggs beaten
  • 4 tbsp milk
  • 1/3 cup milk chocolate chips
  • icing sugar to dust if you need






Method:
  1. Place all of the ingredients except chocolate chips and icing sugar in a large mixing bowl and beat together until smooth.
  2. Beat in the milk and add chocolate chips.
  3. Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin and level on top.
  4. Bake in a preheated oven, 175C for 30-40 minutes until risen and springy to the touch.
  5. Leave to cool.
  6. Once cool, dust with icing sugar  if you want. cut into squares to serve.
Variation: For an attractive finish, cut thin strips of paper and lay in a crisscross pattern on top of the cake. Dust with icing sugar , then remove the paper strips.


Saturday, 30 July 2011

Am I a chocoholic ??


Look at these..... and if u think its too good  and u need the recipe ....!! then u need to write to me ..!!!








so lets C....:)

Yet ... another Chocolate Cake with icing.!!



Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1 cup of sugar + 2 tbsp 
  • 1/3 cup cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter melted and warm
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
Method:
  1. In a large bowl mix the flour , sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt.
  2. Add the butter, eggs and vanilla and beat them.
  3. Add milk and beat until the batter is smooth.
  4. Preheat the oven at 175C.
  5. Pour the batter into the cake tin.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes or until the toothpick comes out clean.
For the Ganache: ( Reicpe source : joy of baking)
  • 113 grams semi sweet chocolate  chips
  • 100 ml of double cream
  • 1 tbsp butter
Method:
  1. Place the chocolate chips in a heat proof bowl.
  2. Heat the cream and butter in a small pan.
  3. Bring just to boil.
  4. Pour the cream and butter over the chips.
  5. And  stir until it is mixed well.
To cover the cake:
  • Using a spatula  cover the sides and top of the cake with a layer of ganache
  • For the writing I used butter cream icing.

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Chocolate cupcakes .... ..for class party with noodles icing..!!

The last day ... before the school closes for summer break.... my daughtie was waiting for her class party ..and as usual she has promised her friends her mum will bake cupakes...!!

The recipe for chocolate cupcake is from ...Alice Medrich Recipe


























And for the icing used buttercream icing with colour green and pink swirls for girls...!!

Recipe for butter cream Icing is as follows:


Ingredients: 



  • 1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 4 cups sifted confectioners' sugar 
  • 2 tablespoons water

Method:

  1. In large bowl, cream shortening and butter with electric mixer. Add vanilla. Gradually add sugar, one cup at a time, beating well on medium speed. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl often. When all sugar has been mixed in, icing will appear dry. Add water and beat at medium speed until light and fluffy. Keep bowl covered with a damp cloth until ready to use.
  2. Pipe the icing using the required tips. 
My daugtie calls the green icing as noodles....!!

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Mug cake... or cup cake...!!

I had seen so many recipes of  mug cake in the net didn't know which one to choose. So after many tries I decided  not to add egg .... hear's my version of mug cake..


Ingredients:

  • 4 tbsp flour
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp cocoa
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder

Method:
  1. Combine all the ingredients in the mug using a spoon.
  2. Mix them well.
  3. Microwave in full power for 2 for minutes and 30 seconds.
  4. Cooking time might vary depending on the microwave.
  5. Enjoy  immediately.

Friday, 10 June 2011

Chocolate Flower Cookies


Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Method:
  1. Sift the flour and  cocoa powder, keep it aside.
  2. Beat the butter and powdered sugar until light.
  3. Add the egg and beat it well.
  4. Add the vanilla essence, flour and cocoa and mix it well.
  5. Place in a piping bag fitted with a large star nozzle and pipe on a baking trays, slightly spaced apart to allow for spreading.
  6. Bake in a preheated oven at 175C for 15 minutes.
  7. Leave it cool.

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Chocolate Cupcake with ......White chocolate icing

"Both kids and and grown ups will love these sumptuous little cakes"
(recipe source: 'what's cooking chocolate book')
Ingredients:
  • 100 grams butter, softened
  • 100 grams caster sugar
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • 50 grams chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsp milk( I used water)
  • 150 grams self - raising flour
  • 25 grams cocoa powder
Icing:
  • 225 grams white chocolate
  • 150 grams low-fat cheese
Method:

  1. Line an 18 muffin tray with paper cup cases.
  2. Sift together the flour and the coco powder, keep it aside.
  3. Beat together the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy.
  4. Gradually add the eggs beating well after each addition.
  5. Add the milk then fold in the chocolate chips.
  6. Add the flour and cocoa powder and fold into the mixture with a metal spoon or spatula.
  7. Divide the mixture equally between the paper cases.
  8. Bake in a preheated oven 180C for 20 minutes or until well risen.
  9. Leave to cool on a wire rack.
(I  did not make the icing since wanted to pack these cupcakes for my daughtie's snack time. Anyways here the recipe for icing..!)

To make the Icing :
  • Melt the chocolate and leave it cool slighty.
  • Beat the cream cheese until softened, then beat int he melted chocolate.
  • Spread  a little  of the icing over each cake and chill for 1 hour.
If  you r having the cupcake without the icing you need not chill. 


 

Friday, 27 May 2011

Chocolate Ganache Cake .....


 (Recipe Source: What's cooking chocolate Book)




Ingredients:
  • 175 grams butter
  • 175 grams caster sugar
  • 4 eggs lightly beaten
  • 200 grams self-raising flour
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 50 grams dark chocolate , melted




For Ganache:
  • 2 cups double cream
  • 375 grams dark chocolate , broken into pieces
Method:
  1. Beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. Gradually add the eggs, beating well after each addition.
  3. Sieve together the flour and cocoa.
  4. Fold into the cake mixture.
  5. Fold in the melted chocolate.
  6. Pour into the tin and bake in a preheated oven at 180C for 30 minute.
  7. Leave to cool for 5 minutes .
  8. Cut the cold cake into 2 layers.
To Make the Ganache:
  • Place the cream in a pan and bring to the boil, stirring.
  • Add the chocolate and stir until melted and combined.
Assembling:
  • Sandwich the cake together and spread over the top and sides of the cake.

Saturday, 21 May 2011

vanilla cupcakes with fudge frosting

(Recipe source:  Ria's collection)


  •  2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt 
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter , room temperature
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
Fudge frosting
3 tbsp unsalted butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 heavy cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
salt

Method:


  1. Preheat the oven at 180C.
  2. Sift the dry ingredients together , if possible thrice.
  3. Cream the butter and sugar for 3 mints. 
  4. Add in the eggs one by one and beat it  after each one.
  5. Next add flour and milk alternately starting and ending with flour.
  6. Beat until the batter is light and fluffy.
  7. Scoop it into the cupcake liners  about 2/3 rd full.
  8. Bake for 20-25 minutes or till the top  is lightly golden brown and a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

For Frosting:

  • In a sacucepan , melt butter . 
  • Stir the sugar and cocoa gradullay stir tin the cream.
  • Heat over medium heat , until smooth and hot but not boiling.
  • Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and a pinch of salt.
  • Set aside to cool.
  • Dip the cupcake upside down in the frosting and and let the excess drip off.


Chocolate cupcakes .... .Magnolia Bakery


(Recipe source: Magnolia )
  • 1 cup  flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1/2 sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs at room temperature
  • 3 oz melted chocolate (i.e 90 grams)
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
Method:
  1. To melt the chocolate, place in a double boiler over simmering water on low heat.
  2. Remove from heat and let it cool.
  3. Sift the flour and baking soda, set aside.
  4. In a bowl cream the butter using electric beater.
  5. Add the sugar and beat for 3 minutes until fluffy.
  6. Add the eggs one at a time, beat well after each addition.
  7. Add the chocolate, mix well.
  8. Add the dry ingredients alternating with buttermilk and vanilla essence.
  9. Scrape down the batter from the side using a rubber spatula.
  10. Scoop the batter into the cupcake lines. 
  11. Bake at 175C for 20 minutes.
  12. Cool in tin for 10 minutes.

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Chocolate chip Oatmeal Bar



(Recipe Source: Deeba)

  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated  white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp low fat milk
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cup oats (Quaker)
  • 1/2+1/3 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup semi -sweet chocolate chips
Method:



  1. In a large bowl, combine oil, brown sugar, white sugar, egg, milk , vanilla and salt. 
  2. Beat until the sugars have dissolved.
  3. In a large bowl, combine oats, flour, baking soda and chocolate chips.
  4. Mix them.
  5. Add to liquid mixture and mix well.
  6. Transfer to the prepared tin and spread it.
  7. Preheat the oven at 175C.
  8. Bake it for 15-20 minutes until golden.
  9. Once cool, cut into squares and store tightly covered.

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