Archive | June, 2009

Banana Crumb Cupcake

14 Jun

Banana cupcakes with a sweet, crunchy topping!

Flour Mixture
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt

Banana Mixture
3 bananas (overripe), mashed
3/4 cup white sugar
1 egg
1/3 cup oil

Crumb Topping
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 tblspoons flour
1/8 tsp cinnamon powder
1 tbslpoon butter, softened

  • Combine the flour mixture and the banana mixture in a big bowl. Stir.
  • Spoon the batter into muffin/cupcake cups and fill them up halfway.
  • Sprinkle crumb topping on top of the batter.
  • Bake in preheated oven at 175 degrees C for 15-18 minutes. Use a toothpick to check if they are done (should come out clean).

Ta da!

Yummy Rating:

My New Toy: Lumix DMC-LX3

5 Jun

This is the new toy I bought yesterday. One of things on my to-do list for this summer is to buy a DSLR and take photography lessons. Ended up being too expensive so I decided to go with a semi-pro point and shoot camera (Lumix DMC-LX3) since all the settings can also be set manually. Next goal is to buy a book and teach myself all these photography jargon. Been tinkering with it all day today :D I’m learning how to set everything manually so it’ll take a while. Shutter speed, aperture, exposure..

I’ll also be using this camera to take pictures of all the stuff I bake. As you can see, I still have lots to learn..! :)


Chocolate Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Swirl

5 Jun

Recipe from Black Bottom Cupcakes I.

These cupcakes turned out really moist! The chocolate cupcakes I made before were super dry compared to this. Instead of cream cheese frosting, there’s a cream cheese filling in the middle of the cupcake. I think I put too little because you can’t really taste the cream cheese part.

I didn’t have a cupcake pan or cupcake liners so these are brand new. I bought 100 pieces of cupcake cups for only 6 pesos (C$0.13!!) and the pan for about 150 pesos (C$3.50). Really cheap! Have to remind myself to buy tons of baking stuff before I go back to Vancouver.

Yummy Rating:
(I didn’t really like it but other taste-testers did!)