Thursday, May 3, 2007

Chocolate Cupcakes

Our sons' preschool holds bake sales for kids that are in the kindergarten. With the money raised, the kids go to an amusement park at the end of the school year. My son volunteered this time and he knew from the beginning what to ask his mommy. Muffins, muffins!!! I decided to make cupcakes, as they have a finer texture and can have a frosting, as a friend of mine suggested. And he sold all the cupcakes before I could get there, they were gone in a minute! When I arrived my son and a friend were already telling the class their business experience and how happy they were with the successful sales!

Chocolate Cupcakes
3 eggs
1 cup sugar
3oz/100 g butter at room temperature
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
7oz/200 g plain yogurt (I used honey flavored)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 dash salt

Pre-heat oven to 400°F/200°C. Line a muffin pan with paper or foil liners.

2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well with each addition, then stir in the vanilla. Add the other ingredients alternately with the yogurt; beat well.

3. Fill 12 muffin cups 2/3 full. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean. Frost with your favorite frosting or icing when cool.

For the icing:
1 cup confectioner's sugar
1 tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon orange or lime juice

Stir the liquid into the sugar, adding a few drops at a time, as needed. Pour into a small plastic sandwich bag. Cut off one small corner of the bag and use as a pastry bag to drizzle the glaze over the top of the cupcakes.


Kelli said...

YUM! I love the tic tac toe pattern! I will have to try that!

Anonymous said...

I love the tic-tac-toe frosting! I'm making cupcakes for my 5th grade class this month and guess what I'm going to do now? Hehe!

Ari (Baking and Books)

Kristen said...

Those are gorgeous cupcakes. No wonder they sold so quickly! Beautiful!

Patricia Scarpin said...

Cris, these are absolutely lovely! I love the way you decorated them.

diyadear said...

wow cris,
congrats they sure do look real yummy!!my mom visited ur site n she was so delighted to c so many recipes!!

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

I love your blog! I have three young boys, too (and one daughter)! My uncle is Portuguese, and the town I grew up in is nearly 35% Portuguese, so I grew up hearing the language spoken constantly! But speaking it myself is another story! =) heehee I'll have to read your other blog and see how much I can pick up!