It has been a while since I last bake anything. My beloved father passed-away suddenly and left me with some stuff follow up and my mom are now staying with me. All this while, when I spent my time baking, my father are the one who help me to fetch my kids to & from school and I can just concentrate on my baking work. Now, I really have to planned for the time and make sure the whole process of baking can be done on time or it will ruined everything I do.. hehe ~
I really miss the time when I can just bake anything I want without worrying that I have to fetch my kids ... I miss my dad a lot, he was such a good daddy & helps me whenever I need a helping hand. Since the school holiday have started, I can now steal some of my time to starts baking again... I think I will soon get addicted to baking again hahaha.. Once started, don't feel like stop it!! Today, I bake some moist chocolate cupcakes. My kids they love chocolate cupcakes so much. I already have few recipes on Moist Chocolate Cakes and this time I'm going to try the recipe I got from Ann Journal - what attracts me is the word "A MUST TRY!! " so, why not try it out?? lol ...
Did all of you notice that my cupcakes look so odd? The batter spilled all over the paper liners?? Actually this recipes will make 18 cupcakes, I only filled it into 12 paper liners and I filled it too full for the reason I don't want to waste the remaining cake batter. Lesson learned - do not fill your cup too full or it's end up the odd looking cupcakes like mine ... hehe!! But, it still taste extremely yummy, cake are soft and moist with chocolatey aroma. Not too bad ya?? haha
Ingredients: (Makes 18 cupcakes)
100g butter, softened
200g castor sugar
3/4tsp vanilla essence
1/2 cup milk (125ml)
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup hot boiling water (mix with 1tsp Nescafe Instant Coffee Powder)
3tsp baking powder
40g cocoa powder
- Sift flour, salt, baking powder and cocoa powder in a big bowl. Dissolve baking soda in milk.
- Cream butter and sugar until light. Add in vanilla essence and eggs, continue beating.
- Add in the rest of the ingredients (milk, coffee liquid and the sifted flour mixture) Beat till it's smooth.
- Spoon batter into greased paper liners 3/4 full.
- Bake in a preheated oven at 160c for about 20mins or until the skewer inserted to the center of the cake comes out clean.
- Leave it to cool on rack before icing.
- Decorate with whatever type of your preference icing or dust lightly with icing sugar.
- It's best to chill first before consumed the cupcakes.
Look at my odd shapes chocolate cupcakes ... although it's odd but taste extremely YUMMY!!
HAPPY BAKING !:)