What's your favorite cupcake recipe?
Im a sucker for anything Velvet! i got this from creamcheese.com. i know its different, but its super tasty. lol
* 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
* 1 1/2 cups sugar
* 1 teaspoon baking soda
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
* 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
* 1 cup buttermilk, room temperature
* 2 large eggs, room temperature
* 2 tablespoons red food coloring
* 1 teaspoon champagne vinegar
* 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
* Cream Cheese Frosting
* 1 pound fat free cream cheese, softened
* 2 sticks butter, softened
* 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
* 4 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar
* Chocolate bar for garnish
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line pans with cupcake papers.
In a medium mixing bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder.
In a large bowl gently beat together the oil, buttermilk, eggs, food coloring, vinegar, and vanilla with electric mixer.
Add the sifted dry ingredients to the wet a little at a time and mix until smooth and thoroughly combined.
Divide the batter evenly among the cupcake tins about 2/3 filled (I just used 1 full ice cream scoop per regular sized cupcake and its perfect).
Bake in oven for about 20 to 22 minutes, turning the pans once, half way through
(for smaller cakes it may be done at the half way point).
Test the cupcakes with a toothpick for doneness.
Remove from oven and cool completely before frosting.
In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, butter and vanilla together until smooth.
Add the sugar and on low speed, beat until incorporated.
Increase the speed to high and mix until very light and fluffy.
Garnish by grating your chocolate bar through the wide section of your grater and it will make curls.
Place a few curls on each cake.
Do not frost until serving.
the vanilla bean cupcakes with salted caramel icing on the recipes board are delicious little cakes; you could always sub out a buttercream icing for the salted caramel icing; I recommend using Ina Garten's cream cheese frosting (see my post above); despite the name it has 3/4 pound butter in addition to one pound of cream cheese, and it is a sinfully good frosting. here's the link to the vanilla bean cakes:
This might not be exactly what you're looking for, but I'll offer my suggestion anyway. If you search chow for "vegan chocolate cupcake recipe" you'll find one from Vegan Cupcakes Take over the World. It creates a deliciously moist cupcake and tonight I'm trying it with mint instead of vanilla extract. Give it a try, it'll surprise you=]
I don't make too many but my favorite is a chocolate one with a stuffed recees peanut butter cup and chocolate icing. Now you can make your own chocolate batter or I just bought some. I used coffee instead of some of the liquid and stuffed a peanut butter cut in the middle of the cub before I baked it. Rather tasty.. I used a combo of some chocolate drizzle rather than a solid icing. Really good. Not very gourmet I know.
Here is my favorite black bottom cupcake. So easy to make and delicous. I serve them cold. This recipe is from an old Taste of Home( at least thats where I got it). The cake recipe also uses no eggs.
1 package cream cheese, softened
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup choc. chips(the mini ones work better)
mix all ingredients, set aside
1 cup sugar
1.5 cup flour
1/4 c. cocoa
1 tsp soda
1 cup water( I use coffee)
1/3 c. veg oil
1 tabls white vinegar
note that this recipe uses no eggs.
mix ingredients, fill muffin cups half fill, drop in tablespoon of filling. bake at 350 for 24-26 min.
3 3/4 c. confectioners sugar
3 tbls cocoa
1/3 c. butter melted
1 tsp vanilla
2-3tsp milk or cream
1/3 c. chopped toasted pecans( I leave these off and use sprinkles instead)
mix all ingredients in bowl.
Bake 350 for 15 min. Check w/ toothpick.