Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Chocolate, Vanilla and Marble cup cakes

One dough 3 kinds of cakes, sound good? I know that most of us want a cupcake recipe that we can use it time and time again (in every occasion too). After reading this recipe, you can see, it a plain pound cake in a cup, easy and straightforward. You can get three kinds of cake from dividing the dough that can be good because there will be a lot of choice for everyone or you can have only vanilla cupcakes by omitting the cocoa or have all chocolate cupcakes by double the quantity of the cocoa and mix it in the dough. The decoration is up to you but using melted chocolate is easy (plus if you use a good quality, your cupcakes will be more delicious).
Chocolate and vanilla cup cakes
Makes 6 standard cupcakes (or 24 mini cupcakes)

butter, at room temperature
caster sugar
cocoa powder
a few drops
vanilla essence
white chocolate melted
dark chocolate melted
* if you can’t find self raising flour, just use cake flour and add ½ tsp baking powder.
Heat the oven to 180 °C
Cream the butter and sugar together; then beat in the eggs and flour. Divide the mix into2 and add the cocoa to one half and the vanilla to the other. Add a drop of milk to the chocolate mix if it is too stiff.
Spoon into 6 muffin tins lined with paper cases, making some chocolate, some vanilla and some marble. Bake for 25-30 minutes (8 minutes for mini cupcakes).
Dip the vanilla cakes in dark chocolate and the chocolate ones in white chocolate or drizzle the chocolate over the cup cake (it’s your cake do whatever you want)..

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