Mmmm....hmmmm.......At last, I baked it after all these times looking at other's cupcakes only :). I modified the original recipe to the available ingredients in my kitchen's drawer. Where did I get the recipe?? That's the problem, I forgot who posted it. I tried to find her blog but I can't found it :( *so sorry dear*.
Anyway, I reduced some ingredients' measurements such as sugar and cocoa powder, but it still tasted good though :). And as I am a newbie in baking, so I think this recipe is easy enough for newbies :).
So....dare to try??

Fancy Chocolate Cupcakes

Ingredients :
2 cups all-purpose fluor
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1-1/2 tsp baking soda
1-1/2 cup fresh milk
1 stick butter (equivalent to ½ cup butter)
2 tsp vanilla sugar (I substituted to 3 drops pure vanilla extract)
2 eggs
1 tbsp cranberries for decoration

Chocolate Buttercream:
1 stick butter (equivalent to ½ cup butter)
1/2 cup cocoa (I used 2 tbsp cocoa)
4 cup confectioner sugar (I used 1½ cup confectioner sugar)
1/4 cup milk (I used 2 tbsp fresh milk)

Directions :
Preheat the oven to 350 F
Measure out everything but the eggs directly into your mixer bowl
Mix on low speed just until incorporated, then beat on high speed for 2 minutes
Add eggs, then beat on high speed again for another 2 minutes
Spoon the batter into the cupcake pan lined with paper cups
Bake for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean
Let cool slightly in the pan then transfer to wire rack to cool completely before frosting

Buttercream :
Beat butter on high speed for approx 30 seconds or until soft
Add cocoa and 1 cup sugar and beat until incorporated
Add half of the milk and the remainder of sugar and beat until incorporated
Continue to add milk until you get the consistency you want

Finishing :
Decorate cupcakes with buttercream and pour cranberries on top of it.

1 comment:

  1. Wow Bel, seeing your cupcake it feels that the creamy topping is dancing with my tongue, can I have one? :) Btw, thanks for dropping by at my blog. Can I link your blog to mine? Yeah, we both are newbies, but your blog is so nice :)