Yummy Cupcake Recipes

Are you in search of a recipe for a Cup cake? Well, with these yummy cupcake recipes and tips you can bake your own wonderful cupcake.
| Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Yummy cupcakes are the much looked for bakery product that finds its place in every occasion, be it a birthday party, anniversaries or any other celebration. Cupcakes are an enjoyable stuff at parties or picnics. A homemade cup cake recipe is very simple and there are plenty of options to experiment with, like using different flavors, garnishing, decorations etc.

Let us categorize the recipe as for non vegans and vegans.

Non-vegan Cupcake Recipe

Ingredients

Two cups of plain flour, one cup of powdered sugar, one cup of unsalted butter, two eggs, one Teaspoon baking powder, one teaspoon vanilla essence (this cupcake can also be simply called as a vanilla cupcake).

Method of preparation

  • Sift plain flour and powdered sugar separately, to avoid lumps.
  • Mix in a bowl, the plain flour and baking powder. (Two teaspoons of Cocoa powder can be added to bake a chocolate cake)
  • Mix in another bowl, unsalted butter and powdered sugar, to blend well as a smooth paste. Add beaten eggs to this mixture.
  • Add this mixture into the plain flour bowl and mix well. Add one teaspoon vanilla essence.
  • The batter should not be too thick (add some milk if so) or thin.
  • Fill the batter into the cupcake cases up to half or three fourth the length.
  • Bake in oven for about 10-12 minutes. Poke a toothpick and check whether it comes out clean.
  • Cool for about ten minutes and serve with some garnishing.

Vegan Cupcake

The only ingredient that needs to be substituted is the egg and the rest of the procedure remains the same. Substitutes for eggs are, vegetable oil, curds etc.

Let us now glance through the various varieties of cupcakes that can be prepared at home for different occasions. Add a magical ingredient in the sugar-butter-egg mixture to make a new recipe.

Lemon Cupcake

Add some grated cheese and grated lemon peels to the butter and sugar mixture. Garnish the cupcake with a lemon slice and yellow gems. Spread some grated cottage cheese around.

Pumpkin Cupcake

Boiled and mashed pumpkin is to be added to the butter-sugar-egg mixture. Cinamon powder and ginger paste, if added, enrich the flavor further.

Coconut Cupcake

Add finely grated coconut to the butter-sugar-egg mixture. Almond essence can be used instead of Vanilla. The cupcake can be garnished with slices of coconut kernel and almonds.

Strawberry Cupcakes

Add finely chopped fresh strawberries to the butter-sugar-egg mixture. Garnish the cake by topping it with a fresh strawberry and strawberry flavored icing.

Gourmet Cupcakes

To prepare a Gourmet cake divide the batter into portions equal to the number of food colors like red, green, blue, orange etc. Pour the batters as layers in the cupcake cases to bake a beautiful Gourmet cake, also called as Rainbow cake.

Baking a cake is full of fun but presenting with fabulous icing and other decoration, makes the cake an even more tempting delicacy.

Icing Recipes

The simplest icing recipe is to blend together an egg, white sugar, some corn flour paste, cream (or unsalted butter) and vanilla essence. This mixture is to be heated over a water bath and beaten several time to make it fluffy. Once done it is ready to be spread over the cake. Add more fun to this icing stuff by adding food colors.

Cupcakes with some toppings make them even more appealing. Use fresh cherries or plums or may be some dry fruits to sprinkle over. Another idea would be to spread some chocolate sauce over the cupcake and over that some chocolate chips.

So what are you waiting for? Pick up a recipe and bake your cupcake now!

   
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