I just wanna quickly wish you all a very happy, calm and relaxing time during the holidays! I hope you'll all bake away and come out with some delicious treats that will bring happiness and a lot of smiles to both your and your loved ones faces :)
Now go and spend some time with them!
I'm gonna do just the same
I've baked amazing cupcakes today! Although I didn't decorate them with frosting today, I've made them so many times before and they are definitely my favorite recipe for the chocolate cupcakes batter. The frosting is up to you, you can decorate it with whatever your little heart desires. I'm just gonna give you the BASE today.
Another recipe to my BASIC series.
(first one was this one, if you haven't checked it out yet, go!)
(makes 12 muffins)
1/2 cup (50g) unsweetened cocoa
1 cup boiling hot water
1 1/3 cup (175g) all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
1/2 cup (113g) room temperature butter
1 cup light brown sugar (you can substitute with white, yet it, in my opinion, tastes better with brown)
2 large eggs
a few drops of vanilla extract
What to do?
Preheat oven to 190C and line muffin tins with paper liners.
In a small bowl stir until smooth water and cocoa.
In a medium bowl whisk together flour, baking powder & cocoa.
In a big bowl beat together butter with sugar with an electric mixer. When nice and fluffy start adding the eggs, one at a time, and beat that together Add vanilla extract.
Mix in (with a spatula) flour mixture. Then add the cocoa and stir it all just until incorporated.
Fill muffin tins til about 2/3 and bake for 16-20 minutes .
Let them cool down and DECORATE.
And this oldie was my frosted basic chocolate cupcake ;)
The recipe is adapted from joyofbaking.com recipe :)