Sunday, April 25, 2010

Chocolate Cupcakes Version #1


Easy enough, right? It takes the right recipe to get the perfect chocol
ate cupcakes. They have to be moist, not too crumbly, not too hard, but just the right texture and consistency. This recipe wasn't it.

Recipe - courtesy of Baking by Love Food.

Cupcakes:
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup superfine sugar
1 1/4 cup self-rising flour
2 eggs
2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa
1 oz semisweet chocolate, melted
confectioners sugar

Frosting:
4 oz cream cheese
4 oz butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups powdered sugar

Makes 12 cupcakes.
Frosts 20 cupcakes.

Pros:
  • Good chocolaty flavor.
Cons:
  • Batter was too thick.
  • Too crumbly - I had to keep my hand under the wrapper to keep the crumbs from falling onto the ground.
  • Didn't rise as well as they should have. I did fill the cups 3/4 of the way up, but still, hardly a rise.
  • Frosting was too sweet. - Maybe less powdered sugar?
  • Frosting was too soft. - Need to find a new recipe for cream cheese frosting. This wasn't it either.
Next time, I would probably not use this recipe. If you decide to make these cupcakes, let me know how yours come out!

*April 25, 201o

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Introduction

Hi there.

I decided to start a blog because it seems like every time I make a recipe from one of my many baking books, I forget what I thought of it or what I wanted to change about it.

So, here is the beginning.

The beginning of a recipe journal that will hopefully aid in developing my own recipes and improving others through first person experience. I will also try to post pictures of the baked goodies. This will also give you, the reader, an opportunity to share your comments and your wisdoms of food science or food speciality.

Feel free to comment. Both good and bad reviews and/or advice welcome, especially if you've recreated my posted recipe - *see note below*

Thank you, and Enjoy!

*Special Note*
Some of these recipes may have allergies/allergy ingredients associated with them. Try at your own risk! I am not responsible for anyone getting sick or having an allergic reaction from trying a recipe.