Sunday, January 8, 2012

YELLOW CUPCAKES WITH CHOCOLATE ICING



Moist, light and buttery yellow cake. Love it, with a thick icing that is chocolate fudge on top. Let's get baking..........these cupcakes were made for Pat's birthday on New Years Eve.   Happy Baking, Andi


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Cake:

1 cup butter
1 3/4 cup of sugar
4 eggs, separated (you will beat the egg whites)
1 tsp vanilla
3 cups flour
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup milk
1/8 tsp cream of tartar


Fudge Icing:

1/2 cup milk, plus more if needed
1 tsp instant espresso powder (optional)
1 cup dutch-process cocoa powder
3/4 cup of room temperature butter
1 1/2 lb. confectioners sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray and flour 2 (9 inch) cake pans or line 2 cupcake pans with papers. I got 22 cupcakes

2. Add the flour, baking powder and salt in a large mixing bowl and whisk together. Set aside.

3. In your stand mixer add the butter with the sugar and cream this until light and fluffy. Add the yolks one at a time, and mix after each addition. Mix in the vanilla extract.

4. Alternately add the flour and the milk to the creamed butter and mix just enough until blended. Start with the flour and end with the flour.

5. In another bowl beat the egg whites with the cream of tartar and beat until they form soft peaks.

6. Fold a small amount of the egg whites using a spatula into the cake batter. Then add the remaining and continue to fold by hand until all is incorporated into the batter.

7. Divide the batter evenly into the prepared cake pans or using the ice cream scoop, scoop even amounts of batter in each cup liner. Place ice cubes in the unused cupcake sections.

Bake at 350 degrees for about 15-18 minutes. Keep watch over them so they don't over bake. Cook until a toothpick inserted close to the middle comes out clean. My oven has a tendency to be hotter.
Prepare the chocolate icing. Adjust to the consistency that you desire. Since I used a decorator bag to pipe the icing it is a little stiffer then if I was going to hand frost the cupcakes.


Mandie



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11 comments:

  1. Andi Look amazing and delicious of course:))

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  2. Now that I'm in my new kitchen with more counter-top space, I definitely want to get practicing with frosting tips. Your cupcakes and frosting look delicious!

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  3. That frosting sounds good and is so pretty! This is the kind of cupcake my grandson Landon would love!

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  4. Yum! Perfect for a birthday! I'd take one for breakfast right now with my coffee! ha.

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  5. Yum! Beautiful piping too. Thanks for sharing on Crazy Sweet Tuesday. :)

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  6. Thanks for visiting my site! Your cupcakes look delicious with the perfect swirls of frosting on top. Will have to give this recipe a try, it's been way too long since I've made cupcakes :)

    Your site is so cozy and welcoming, can't wait to check out your recipes.

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  7. Thank you all for your nice comments. hugs, andi

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  8. These look delicious! I'd love it if you stopped over and shared them at my new party :)

    http://flourmewithlove.blogspot.com/2012/01/it-amazes-me-at-how-creative-everyone.html

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  9. Saw you over at Sugar and Dots, Fudge Icing, I could eat a whole bowl, yum! So glad to meet you!

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  10. Hi there, I'm hosting My Sweet party and I would love you to join! Check it out at http://meandmysweets.blogspot.se/2012/07/my-sweet-party-july-my-favourite-pie.html

    Cheers!

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