Monday, February 7, 2011

Valentine chocolate strawberry cupcake with Strawberry Mascapone frosting: Let's make baking more fun!!

I really love all the simple chocolate and candy bars , Kitkat, HERSHEY'S!, Mars and many things that you can find in the supermarket shelf, I always have them on my counter. I love to use them in my bake goods too, because people welcome them. Well we have to accept the truth that we don't need anything complex to make people smile, like me, I love the extra cocoa mass chocolate, but a bar of Milo (the chocolate lookalike, haha), still make me happy too. 

The chocolate is a must for some people on Valentine's day, but for me it's a must for everyday, haha. But as I say February is a month of love, so I'm still in the love mode, ^^. And when my sister came home with strawberries, she said that "I think about you when I saw these", what a lovely sister (I thought) and followed by another sentence "I want to have them in a cake with a lot of buttercream and you can do anything about the rest" ok, I got it -*- . I make one cake for her and use the rest of the strawberries the way I want, but it's not much left, I just have to use it wisely.
So, I think about the chocolate and strawberry cupcake that I want to make, and what they will be if I put a lot of chocolate and candy bars on top, I know it will be lovely and delicious.
I make big cupcake, and frost it with pink strawberry cream, and I have a bit of cookie dough left in my fridge so I turn them into small heart and decorate it with red and with royal icing. 
But don't let anything hold you back, you can use all the things that you like, and if you think that the high cocoa mass chocolate is suitable to your taste just use it. I love the imagination, and the freedom that I get when I bake something by myself, well, I put all the thing that I like in and be happy with it. So don't forget how fun it is ^^, the point is you will make yourself happy and the people around you will be happy too.
And I know that you want to bake this cute chocolate cake not, so let's go in to the kitchen and bake something to make yourself happy.


   

Valentine chocolate strawberry cupcake 
with Strawberry Mascapone frosting
Make 14 standard cupcake or 7 large cupcake



Chocolate Strawberry Cupcakes
100g ............................... Unsalted butter
160g ............................... Granulated sugar
2 ..................................... Egg
......................................... A pinch of salt
150g ............................... Cake flour
40g ................................. Cocoa powder
2tsp ................................ Baking powder
160g ............................... Crème Fraîche
1tsp ................................ Chocolate extract
......................................... Strawberry



Strawberry Mascapone frosting*
200ml ............................. Whipping cream
35g .................................. Sugar
50g .................................. Mascarpone cheese
½tbsp ............................. Lemon juice
1tsp .................................. Strawberry extract
........................................... Red food coloring
* You will need 2 batch of this frosting if you make 14 cupcakes.

Decoration
........................................... small chocolate bar, Kitkat or anything you think they're sweet enough ^^

 Preheat the oven to 170 °C
Place the baking paper in to the cupcake tins.
Sift the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder together.




Beat the butter, salt and sugar until light and fluffy, add the chocolate extract and beat to combine.
Put the egg in to the batter and beat until combine. 

Divide the flour mixture into 3, put 1/3 of the flour mixture into the batter, stir with a spatula, when combine, add half of the Crème Fraîche, follow with 1/3 of the flour, stir again then add the rest of the Crème Fraîche. Finish with the rest of the flour, mix to combine.

Scoop the batter into the tins, add the strawberry half in the center.
Bake for 20 minutes (for standard muffin cake) or 25-30 minutes (for large cupcake), or until the cake is spring when touch lightly.
Let the cake cool completely before frosting it.

Strawberry Mascapone frosting

Beat all the ingredient together and put the frosting into a piping bag.
Frost the cake with the frosting and decorate as you wish, ^ ^.

Valentine chocolate strawberry cupcake 
with Strawberry Mascapone frosting: 
Let's make baking more fun!!

22 comments:

The Sweetylicious said...

pook, it looks really sweet and yummy! i wish im your valentine and i could get a big beautiful and lovely cake all for myself! :D
you can join in the fun of aspiring bakers #4 (: looking at your cupcakes, there's a strong feel of LOVE IN THE AIR (:

j3ss kitch3n said...

oh my oh my! i could feel the love here over in sg! please stop tempting me to fly over to thailand and find you pook! lol beautiful very beautiful beyond words!

DG said...

Lovely valentine cupcakes! Whoever received it will be so thrilled! :)

Priya said...

Damn pretty looking cupcakes..

CaThY said...

Well, what can I say? Awesome cupcakes! *thumbs up*

Honey boy said...

Ooh... This is so gorgeous!! Well y have given me a good idea what to do for this Valwntine's day!! Thanks .

Karmel-itka. said...

lovely ;]
mmm... so cute.

Ev said...

these look amazing!!

AngelineBK said...

Pook, love this cupcake decor...its so pretty hardly to eat it! thanks for sharing

secret admirer said...

It looks really good. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Hi Pook, love this cupcake and is already in my baking list. Can i replace creme fraiche to sour cream instead? What is the portion? What type of whipping cream you use is dairy or non dairy? Thank you very much.

Jas

dailydelicious said...

Hi, Jas
You can use sourcream instead of creme fraiche, with the same amount.
And I use Dairy whipping cream.

mmmyen said...

hi, is there any substiute for mascarpone cheese?

thanks

dailydelicious said...

You can use cream cheese, but the amount will be less. About 35-40g will do and add more sugar about 10g, the cream will be good but will have a bit of tangy taste from cream cheese.

mmmyen said...

hi dailydelicious, thanks for the prompt reply,

one last Qs, can't get chocolate extract, can replace with real chocolate - wat amt

thanks :)

dailydelicious said...

No, just omit it, it helps enhance the chocolate aroma without adding more chocolate.

Anonymous said...

Hi, may i know the piping tip number or code you are using?? Wilton?

dailydelicious said...

Hi,
I use 1M from Wilton.

Ishi Tushu said...

Hey thi recipie sound amazing but i cant seem to convert it to ounces can you help me out please

Ishi Tushu said...

Hey thi recipie sound amazing but i cant seem to convert it to ounces can you help me out please

Ishi Tushu said...

hi so i don't use grams and all that and so I am having a really difficult time converting the ingredients could you please help me out

dailydelicious said...

You can turn gram into oz by divide with 28.35.
There are 28.35 gram per 1 Oz.

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