Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Happy 1st Birthday to my blog! And velvet cupcakes

Today I'm having a little blog anniversary - 1 year since I've started writing my blog. What a year it was! But I won't go into analyzis or boasting, just let's go straight to celebration with (red) velvet cupcakes. Well, I decided not to use any food coloring and went with natural colour.

What we need:

50 gr of butter
150 gr of sugar
1 egg
½ baking powder
100 ml of buttermilk or cream
150 gr of flour
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

for icing:

150 gr of cream cheese
50 gr of butter
2 tbsp of cream
1 orange zest and juice
1 tbsp of lemon juice
1 tbsp of vanilla extract
1oo gr sugar powder

What we have to do:

1. Put room temperature butter and sugar into a bowl, and mix it until fluffy.
2. Add the egg, vanilla extract and mix it again.
3. Mix flour and baking powder together and incorporate into butter and egg mixture.
4. Place the batter into cupcake tray with paper cups. And bake for 20-25 minutes in 180C oven.
5. Let the cupcakes cool.
6. Mix all icing ingredients for 5-10 minutes and put some on each cupcake. You can place the cupcakes into a fridge to let the icing cool. And then enjoy!!!

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