Posted by Helen Woodard at 10/20/14 14:07:26EGGLESS CUPCAKE
Maida - 2 1/2 cups, (all purpose flour)
Baking powder - 1 1/2 tsps
Baking soda - 1/2 tsp
Butter - 3/4 cup, softened (room temperature)
Sugar - 1 2/3 cups of powdered sugar
Vanilla essence - 1/2 tsp
Milk - 3/4 cup (luke warm)
Yogurt - 1 cup (room temperature)
To prepare Chocolate Ganache:
Fresh cream - 200 ml (
Dark Chocolate - 200 gms, chopped into bits
Pre-heat oven to 180 C for 15 mts. Place cupcake liners in a muffin pan and keep aside.
Sieve flour, baking powder and baking soda twice. Keep aside
In a bowl, cream the powdered sugar and butter till light and fluffy.
In another bowl, mix milk, yogurt and essence. Whisk well for a minute. Pour this milk mixture into the butter-sugar mixer and whisk till well combined.
Add the flour and fold into the batter. Do not over beat. Just fold till not trace of flour is found.
Pour upto 2/3rd of the batter in each cupcake liner. Bake in pre-heated oven for 18-20 mts. Check from 15 mts onwards. They will not brown too much and will appear white in color after baking..
Place a tooth pick in the center of the cupcake and if it comes out clean, the cupcake is done.
Remove from oven and cool for 10-15 mts.
To prepare chocolate ganache, place the fresh cream in a stainless steel bowl and heat it over low flame till bubbles appear around the edge of the pot. It should just scald. It usually takes less than a minute or so. Turn off heat.
Immediately pour this cream over the chopped chocolate and cover it. Let is sit for 5 mts. After 5 mts, whisk till smooth and leave aside for half an hour. Frost the cupcake with chocolate ganache.
Posted by J and J at 10/21/14 13:24:40All of Isa Chandra Moskowitz's cupcakes. For example some are free on her website at http://www.theppk.com/category/recipe/cupcakes-recipe/
The absolute best are her "coconut heaven cupcakes" in her vegan with a vengeance cookbook.
Also her cupcake cookbook with Terry Hope Romero has amazing flavors such as rose water, peanut butter, smores, pineapple upsidedown, etc.