Chocolate Cupcakes with Krimwell Buttercream

29 Dec

Pardon my not so nice pictures with ugly tray. heh.

As usual I’m on a “hunt” to find the best chocolate cupcakes/cakes! I always googled for recipes and spent hours staring at the photos of the cakes. Previously I tried Martha Stewarts’ Devil’s Food Chocolate Cupcake and I like them a lot especially when I top it up with chocolate ganache. But then lately I realised that the cupcakes are not so devilish afterall. Mainly because Mama had made Devil’s Food Chocolate Cake (twice!!) that is so divine! I had it for breakfast and dinner and no, I’m not dieting so don’t worry.

Maybe I should just make cupcakes from the above mentioned Devil’s Food Chocolate Cake but then, that’s not fun. I must try new recipe and pray that I don’t messed it up.

I find the batter to be velvety.

Anyway, I again googled for the best chocolate cupcakes. And I found this:

“Best Moist” Chocolate Cupcakes
(recipe from here.)


Ingredients
3/4 cup / 170g butter
1 cup soft dark brown sugar
1/2 cup caster sugar
3 eggs
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup cocoa powder
2 tbs coffee granules
1 1/2 cup milk
2 tsp vanilla extract

Method
1. Preheat to 190 deg Celsius.
2. Beat butter till soft, smooth, creamy and pale.
3. Add sugar and beat till creamy.
4. Beat in eggs one at a time.
5. Whisk flour, baking soda, salt, cocoa and coffee granules together.
6. Mix the vanilla and milk together in a small bowl or pouring jug.
7. Add a third of the dry ingredients into batter, mix well.
8. Add half of the liquid, beat well.
9. Alternate till you end with the dry ingredients.
10. Line muffin tray with liners. Fill cups 2/3 full.
11. Reduce oven heat to 175 deg Celsius. Bake 25-30min.

And I pair them up with Krimwell Buttercream because I wanted to use up my Krimwell stock. Hehe.


Verdict:
1. I don’t know where I go wrong (impossible! haha!) but these cupcakes are not so moist for me. In fact, mine were dry. Choke-able dry. 😦 I suspected that my oven wasn’t set correctly!
2. I shall not try new recipe while, er, practicing for the hantaran cupcakes. Duh!
3. The krimwell buttercream turns out okay. Not sweet and taste like store bought creamy cake. However, the buttercream still doesn’t hold its shapes that well. Not as define as I like it to be. We suspected that the krimwell were “spoilt” cause it was store at a very hot place during the trip back to Singapore.
4. I am disappointed.


Anyway, here are the random pictures I took:-

Try making ruffle cake. See here for tutorial.

Obviously I need to practice more huh.

Was trying to use most of my tips. Trying out the basket weave.



My rose! Again but this time I just found out about the leaves!

Super ugly rosettes. I can’t make them nice at all! 😦

Another failed rosette (with leaves!!)

Happily making leaves and realised that this can turn into sunflower as well!

Bigger rose but senget liao.


Mixed the colours by then.

Last! Dinosaur-ish. Haha. Think Barney!

I like playing with my set of tips. But I have yet to try them all! Have to check out Wilton website for examples and such. Will be back to post picture of my hantaran “project”. Heh! 🙂 Till then.

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