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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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Sugar Cookie Lollipops

1 May

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I was planning to give the cake pops to my boss and co-worker as a goodbye present. But since that did not turn out too well, I had to come up with something else. So I thought of making sugar cookies.. you can’t really go wrong with sugar cookies. Got the recipe from The Best Rolled Sugar Cookie. For the frosting, I used Sugar Cookie Frosting.

After I chilled the dough, I had to cut the cookie shapes out. The first few I made were just circles (easy enough). Then I tried to be more creative and cut some ‘flower’ shapes out with a knife.. the one on the far right turned out okay. The bottom one, not so much (Is there a flower with only 4 petals?). Also made a square. After I did those two, I went back to making circles.. too lazy to make other shapes. Once the shapes were cut out, I stuck the cookie sticks into them. The back of the cookie opened up a little bit so I just got small pieces of dough and covered the sticks at the back. Then I baked them. I was a little worried that the sticks were gonna catch fire but luckily, they didn’t. Cooled the cookies for a couple of hours and then decorated them with frosting. I got lazy after a little while so I just made random scribbles on some of them. As you can see from my cookie frosting designs, I’m not a very creative person :p

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The final product. My thank you/goodbye present for my boss.

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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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