Wow here we are in 2015 already!
It’s amazing how time flies and you realise how grateful you are for all that you have.
Last year, was pretty amazing for me as I took some time off in between jobs to attend as many baking and cooking classes around the Klang Valley. It was something I had wanted to do for a long time and I am SO glad I put my mind to it and did it.
I learnt amazing dishes from the Masak-Masak classes organised by Ben's Independent Grocer in Publika, I learnt how to make puff pastry (from scratch!) and pineapple jam tarts from Mama Min, I learnt authentic Italian cooking from iCook Italian gastronomia, and the list goes on. Some of the recipes I learnt are ultimate crowd pleasers and will share them in time to come.
My first post of 2015 will please all cupcake lovers. Nothing fancy. Super simple just like the motto of this blog. I came across this recipe from one of my favourite bloggers and thought I’d try it out.
Chocolate Marble Cupcakes (Original Post by Nasi Lemak Lover)
Makes: 12 cupcakes
150g soft margarine (I used salted butter)
150g caster sugar
200g self-raising flour (sifted)
Note: Though the recipe didn’t call for it, I added a drop of vanilla essence into the batter.
55g semisweet chocolate, melted (I used chocolate chips, you may also use cocoa powder)
What to do
Pre-step: I melted my chocolate chips using a double boiler. You can also pop it in the microwave.
Beat together butter and sugar until well mixed (I used a hand-held mixer). Add eggs in one by one and mix well. Add in sifted flour and mix.
Divide the batter between 2 bowls. Add in all the melted chocolate into one of the bowls and mix well.
Fill each cupcake liner ¾ full alternating with each batter.
Bake in pre-heated oven at 180C for 25 mins. Transfer to wire rack and allow to cool.
- I used a tablespoon of batter from each bowl and fill up the 12 muffin liners. If there is any extra I distribute them evenly among the 12 muffins.
- Each oven is different. I found my cupcakes a tad dry. So in future, I will lower the temp for my oven to 170C and bake for 20 mins. You should know your type of oven and adjust accordingly.
Overall, this cupcake was a hit. It also looked very pretty and is perfect if you want to skip the hassle of icing them etc. Just present it as it is and it will go in a jiffy!
Wishing you a blessed 2015!