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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Cappuccino cupcakes with chocolate frosting


I love cupcakes but haven't been keen in baking it ....

For me , cupcakes wouldn't be cupcakes without frosting .....

And I really suck at making frosting !

If only I don't have the urge to reduce too much sugar or butter when making it ! pfffftttt

There are loads of recipe of frosting online but the one I like most is the buttercream frosting ....

I like it but not enough to make it ! lol

So , I'm really glad when I saw this chocolate frosting at BBC Goodfood site ....


Still , the ingredients are also loaded with fats , hello ! whipping cream and chocolate ! but at least you wont go into a sugar coma after eating just one frosted cake !

Don't mind the grainy look of this frosting , it's quiet smooth actually if only I gave it a good whisk but my frosting has been lurking in the fridge for 2 days now and I just stirred it using a chopstick as it is much more easier to clean it than a whisk ! hee hee

The cupcake itself tastes really really good ! Yup ! Even without frosting ! heh !  It's coffee-flavored so it's always good to me ! lol

No cracks on top of my cupcakes but got this uneven top , probably by using a homemade self-raising flour - too much baking powder ? But it didn't affect the taste .....

Er I've forgotten to take photo of my unfrosted cupcakes tsk tsk !


Recipe adapted from How to be a domestic goddess - Nigella Lawson  ( I made half of the recipe )

For the cupcake :

125 grams self-raising flour
125 grams soft unsalted butter
125 grams golden caster sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp baking powder
1 heaped tablespoon instant espresso
2-3 tbsp milk

* Preheat oven to 200°C .
* Put all cupcake ingredients except for the milk into food processor and blitz to combine . Pulse again , adding milk to form a batter with a soft dropping consistency . Spoon mixture into a muffin tin with paper liners and put i the oven and bake for 20 minutes . Remove from the oven and leave to cool in the tin for 5 minutes before turning out into the wire rack .

For the frosting : ( recipe from BBC Goodfood )

140 grams dark chocolate
140 grams milk chocolate
300 ml whipping cream

* Melt chocolates together in a bowl over a pan of barely simmering water ; remove from heat and stir in the cream and let cool or chill until spreadable . ( I made my frosting by melting the chocolates and let it cool completely first then whipped the cream , add 1 1/2 tablespoon of icing sugar then added in the cool melted chocolate - this way , the frosting becomes fluffier ) . Pipe or spread on top of cooled cupcakes .

35 comments:

  1. Just finished eating your creamy pasta, so can I have a yummy cupcake for my dessert , LOL,.,

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    1. You haven't eaten all your veggies yet ! lol

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  2. Hi Anne, here I come... pass me 4 pieces will do, not too much right cos it look sooo good.

    Your cupcakes look delicious and tempting. I see your frosting look good too. It still look pretty and cute..

    I go make coffee then I come over.... LOL
    Have a nice week ahead.

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    1. Amelia , 4 ?! I baked only 7 ! lol You make the coffee and I'll make more cupcakes ! :D

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  3. Your cupcakes looks pretty with the swirl of the frosting! And the cake looks really moist, I have that book too! LOL!
    You are so funny, using a chopstick because it is easier to clean up than a whisk? You made me giggle! Have a delicious weekend, Anne!!

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    1. Joyce , I've only got a photocopy of this recipe ! lol The next time , I'll certainly use the whisk , nevermind the washing up ! :D

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  4. Cappuccino and chocolate - 2 of my favourites! ... Plus I like the white and black polka dot wrappers!

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    1. The liners are pretty nice , isn't it ?! :D

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  5. so pretty, tita!! i'm not using the stuff you gave me just yet. i just like looking at them! hahaha!

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    1. Ay ti ! Nicey man sang brown polka dot liners , 'no ?! :D

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  6. WOW!!! These are so pretty. I want some for breakfast tomorrow as now is already late.

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  7. they look really nice-and about the frosting- I usually give just some cream or mascarpone, no butter
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  8. Looks too good!! Who said you suck at frosting a cup cake?? You have made it well!! Liked the liners used too :)
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    1. Divya , this is the first time that I've made a frosting that can be pipe nicely ! lol

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  9. Did I hear someone said cappuccino cupcakes with heavenly frosting & here I am within the minute! LOL Gosh! The 2nd last pictures just literally calling me "Eat me, eat me!" mann! Your frosting looks great & smooth to me! Another Nigella Lawson recipe that I'm bookmarking! Thanks for sharing & LOVE all the mouthwatering pictures! Yummilicious post indeed!

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    1. Kit , you would love that coffee cupcakes ! :D And I swear that this frosting is really really yummy ! lol

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  10. Who ate half of my cupcake? Definitely, Anne cupcakes need some kind of frosting and yours look beautiful.

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    1. Bal , I'm really happy that I've stumbled upon that frosting recipe ! :D

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  11. Such divine look cupcakes, Anne... and that frosting looks soo good.

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  12. I love your polka dot paper cups. Just like the coffee beans..hehheheh

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    1. Yee Ling , I bought that polka liners few months ago because it looks really cute and can't resist it ! lol Those are not a real coffee beans actually ! Those are coffee bean shaped chocolate :D

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  13. haha i got over trying to cut sugar and fat from recipes a long time ago...unfortunately for my waist line! i think that chocolate frosting looks delicious, i love the cutaway shot. also hey! i made your dan dan mien! it was awesome, and both my husband and little man loved it!

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    1. Anna , I still can't ! *sigh* But my waist line is still getting bigger even without the help of those sugar and butter rich frosting :P :D .... Really good , right ! Awww , your little man knows what good food is ! lol

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  14. Coffee and chocolate in one bite. love it.
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  15. This looks sinfully decadent and irresistible!

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  16. Nice cupcakes Ann! Nowadays I am quite ruthless when I make frosting... if the recipe calls for 200g icing sugar, I wont hesitate to cut it down to 30g! Haha!

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  17. Oh, yeah!!!! We MUST have frosting on our cupcakes around here and your fluffy mounds of wonderfully piped chocolate icing looks perfect!!!

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  18. Beautiful frosting! The cupcake must be heavenly.

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  19. woho they look so yummy. First tiem here. Happy to follow u

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  20. heehee..using chopsticks? but not silly at all cos the cream doesnt stick on that much as a whisk would. I just saw ann's cofee pound cake and now yours, how nice if i also have some coffee flavoured cakes in front of me now:)

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  21. These are beautiful and look delicious! I just picked up some espresso sugar the other day and have been trying to think of something to try them with. That could work with this recipe. I could go for one of these right now.

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  22. Coffee and chocolate, heavenly combination! I suck at frostings too, I always end up making the cakes uglier instead of prettier. Yours look good to me.

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  23. Looks delicious! I wanna make them but how can i substitute instant espresso? Pls help! Thanks!

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    1. Cecil , instant coffee ! Add more if the coffee that you're using is not too strong :D

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