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5 May

So ever since the last time I blogged, here’s what I’ve been baking. Most of them are stuff I’ve baked in the past so I won’t be posting the recipes. Anywho, enjoy :)

Chocolate Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

10 May

To make up for the failed chocolate cookies, I made cupcakes!


This recipe makes 10 medium + 12 small cupcakes. I tend to scale down most of the recipes I find on the web because only my sister and I eat them. (If you want to make more, the un-scaled recipe is here: Chocolate Cupcakes, Cream Cheese Frosting II)

Chocolate Cupcakes
2/3 cup flour
1/8 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup & 2 tblspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/8 tsp salt
1 tblsp & 1 1/2 tsp butter, softened (room temp)
3/4 cup white sugar
1 egg
1/4 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup milk + 1/4 cup chocolate milk (combine in 1 cup)

  • Mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cocoa powder, and salt in a bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, cream the butter and sugar using a mixer.
  • Add the egg to the butter & sugar mixture. Then stir in the vanilla.
  • Add the chocolate flour and milk alternately. (Flour, mix, milk, mix, flour, …)
  • Bake in 175C for 10 minutes.
  • Take the cupcakes out and insert a toothpick. If it comes out clean, it’s done.

Cream Cheese Frosting
1/3 8-oz. cream cheese package
1 tblsp & 1 tsp butter, softened
1/3 cup icing sugar
1/8 tsp vanilla

  • Combine the butter and cream cheese and mix them well.
  • Stir in the vanilla.
  • Slowly add the icing sugar until well blended.
  • Taste it and adjust accordingly (if you want it sweeter, add more sugar. Add more cream cheese if you want more ‘cheesecake’ taste.)
** Cool cupcakes completely before adding the frosting. **
Straight out of the oven

Frosted ones for me, plain ones for my sister
*bite*

Yummy rating:
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Vanilla Brown Butter Cupcakes

1 May

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Recipe from BakingBites.

When I was working at Maxxam (for my first 2 co-op terms), they held a competition to fundraise for the Vancouver Food Bank. All the employees were split into 7 or 8 different teams. At the end, my group came in 3rd place. We raised about $700 (if I remember correctly) by having a pizza lunch, clubbing night, 50/50 draw, and a bunch of bake sales! This was my contribution to one of our bake sales.. I think I sold them for 50cents per cupcake.. cus they were mini ones.

Yummy rating:
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Oreo Cupcakes

1 May

 

Got the recipe for this from Baking Bites.

I added some crushed cookies to the frosting so it wouldn’t taste so plain..

So there’s crushed cookies in the batter, in the frosting, and on top of the cupcake. Oreo overload much? Naah.

Yummy Rating:

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