Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Cup cakes are always a delight to bake and instantly devour. I made some simple cup cakes without any frosting, not to add more calories. But, added some choclate chips and nuts to some. This is one of the perfect cup cake recipe which cannot go wrong and courtesy of joyofbaking.com . I made some slight variation to the original recipe.
All purpose flour - 1 1/2 cups
Sugar - 2/3 cup granulated sugar
Eggs - 3 large eggs
Butter - 1/2 cup or 1 stick unsalted butter at room temperature
Milk - 1/4 cup
Nuts of your choice
Baking powder - 1 1/2 tsp
Vanilla extract - 1 tsp
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Preheat oven to 350 deg.
In a bowl, add butter and sugar and beat it until light and fluffy. Once the mix is done, add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the vanilla extract.
In a separate bowl, add the flour,salt and the baking powder and blend well.
Add the flour mix and the milk alternatively to the butter sugar mix, beginning and ending with flour.Divide the mix and add chocolate to some and nuts to the rest.
Fill in the muffin cups and bake for 16-18 minutes. Insert a toothpick to check if it is baked. Once done, remove it and keep in a rack to cool.
You can have it plain or top it with frosting. I preferred having it plain with tea.
'A compromise is the art of dividing a cake in such a way that everyone believes that he has the biggest piece' - Ludwig Erhard