Saturday, 15 October 2011

First Lipstick on the Mug's recipe!

I love cupcakes, not just eating them but also MAKING them! So here's what I think is a great recipe (a mix between my own and one I found browsing - it's Martha Stewart's!).



   225 g butter
   225 g caster sugar
   4 medium eggs
   225 g self raising flour
   1/2 tbsp of vanilla extract


Put the caster sugar, chopped up butter and vanilla into a food processor. Then add the sieved flour. Mix together for about 1 minute until all the ingredients are combines. Then add the eggs one at a time and slowly mix until soft and creamy. Cokk the cupcakes for about 20 minutes at 180°.



   4 large egg whites
   1 1/4 cups sugar
   1 1/2 cups unsalted butter, room temperature, cut into tablespoons
   1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
   1 1/2 cups (12 ounces) strawberry jam, pureed in a food processor


In the heatproof bowl of an electric mixer set over a saucepan of simmering water, combine egg whites and sugar. Cook, whisking constantly, until sugar has dissolved and mixture is warm to the touch (about 160 degrees).
Attach the bowl to the mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Beat the egg-white mixture on high speed until it holds stiff (but not dry) peaks. Continue beating until the mixture is fluffy and cooled, about 6 minutes.
Switch to the paddle attachment. With mixer on medium-low speed, add butter several tablespoons at a time, beating well after each addition. (If frosting appears to separate after all the butter has been added, beat on medium-high speed until smooth again, 3 to 5 minutes more.) Beat in vanilla. Beat on lowest speed to eliminate any air bubbles, about 2 minutes. Stir in strawberry jam with a rubber spatula until frosting is smooth.

Perfect for weekends!! <3 Let me know if you try this recipe or if you know a better one (:

1 comment:

  1. Mmm i cupcakes! Lettori del blog! Posso garantire io per questa ricetta: io i suoi cupcakes li ho provati e sono buonissimiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii :D

    Blog readers! I can assure you that they're wonderful, because I tasted them! ;)