Marble Cupcakes

Sooo, I bought the new Martha Stewart Cupcakes book. And boy, was I pleased with it. What I love about this book is that it contains tons of recipes of different cupcakes... not just how to decorate them, like many cupcakes books have.

And so, my first cupcake off the book is the marble cupcakes.. why?? cos i love a cake that can stand on their own.. no frosting, fillings or glazing needed.. Simple as that.

It's really easy to make and delicious too, the texture is a lot more moist after a few hours .. if u like u can always drizzle cupcakes with milk glaze or top with dark chocolate frosting... i prefer mine naked hahhah

And oh, did I mention that I accidentally added 2 cups of cake flour instead of 1 3/4 cups?? err well i did! Thank goodness my naked cupcakes still turned out delish! Phew... 

Ingredients(yield 26 pcs)
1 3/4 cups cake flour
2tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup milk (room temp)
1/3 cup heavy cream (room temp) (i used whip cream)
1/2 cup unsalted butter (113g)
1 cup sugar
3 large eggs (room temp)
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup unsweetened dutch process cocoa powder (i used varlhona)
1/4 cup boiling water
Confectioner's sugar for dusting

Preheat oven to 180C. Line standard muffin tray with paper liners. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Combine milk and cream.

With an electric mixer on medium high speed, cream butter and granulated sugar until pale and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until each is incorporated, scraping down sides of bowl as needed. Beat in vanilla. Add vanilla. Add flour mixture in three batches, alternating with two additions of milk mixture, and beating until combined.

To make chocolate batter, measure out 1 cup batter and transfer to another bowl. Combine cocoa and the boiling water in a bowl. Stir into reserved 1 cup batter.

Fill prepare cups with alternating spoonfuls of vanilla and chocolate batter, filling each three quarters full. Run the tip of a paring knife or wooden skewer thru batter in a figure eight motion to make swirls. Bake till top are golden and a cake tester inserted in centers comes out clean, abt 20 mins.

To finish, dust with confectioners' sugar before serving.


SurayaCoghlan said...

what a gorgeous cup cake Rima..
i have been living in Adelaide for about 3 years now..i got married to hubby end of last year, so it looks like i might be spending the rest of my life here..hahaha...and..yep..i love it's quiet and relax..

Rima said...

gorgeous tak lah sangat but sodap bai tu hahhaha.. i forgot nak jawab ur question.. ah ah oakbank tu kat hill side.. the only place where u can buy a bigger house and land.. plus when they moved there, they wanted to hv a land to start plum plantation also.. now dah dapat hasil nye pun....

The first time my hb told me abt adelaide, i was like.. geeeshh ape ada kat sana ah.. macam boring aje adelaide.. tak macam melb or goldcoast.. well i was wrong.. big time! i fell in love with adelaide.. love love love the central market.. not to mention all the other market that hb ever took me.. quiet and relaxing..

SurayaCoghlan said...

very laid back kan..we live around the beach suburb..loving the beach atmosphere here..though i tak la suka sangat beach..but i love the beach atmosphere kat glenelg and its surrounding area.But tak mampu nak beli rumah with big backyard kat this area, tu yg sanggup duduk unit asal dapat dekat ngan beach..haha.

It's a different kind of atmosphere kat sini..something that u can't get in sydney or melbourne..dah datang baru tau kan...

Rima said...

The cafe around glenelg pun nice.. kita kalau nak hang out, hv coffee with our friends.. always go to that hmmm ape ke nama cafe tu.. next to that hotel near the beach.. plus hb always take me there whenever kita habis shopping kat factory outlet heheh

I remember hmm 3yrs ago when we had to go to adelaide during ramadhan (think my hb ada meeting tau) dah tu sambut raya kat sana.. we rent an apartment by the beach.. its different.. pagi hb went sholat with my son then we went to hahndorf to look see look see.. sampai sekarang pun kita still go to hahndorf whenever we're in adelaide..

SurayaCoghlan said...

Is it Stamford Grand Hotel? kat situ banyak cafe or the cafe inside the hotel which is betul2 mengadap the beach...on a sunny day the view from the cafe very2 stunning....i usually just walk from rumah to Stamford Grand..very very nice view all the way from Broadway to Stamford Grand..Broadway ni not so famous tapi dekat je ngan Glenelg, basically it's in Glenelg South..ada small small shop macam kat Handorf tapi just 2 or 3 je..tapi i suka sangat jalan2 kat situ sampai ke beach terus until i reach Stamford Grand then patah balik.

Rima said...

Yep its one of the many cafes around there.. think the name is mama camilla if i am not mistaken.. one of the last cafe closer to stamford grand.. next time if i'm around there boleh lah kita meet up and have coffee eh..

Just by talking abt the cafe i macam terliur ingat kan coffee kat sana... soo many to choose fm... so much choices... our old time fav is cibo espresso of cos! hehhe..

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Hi.. I am a SAHM to 2 kiddoes..19yr old boy n 2 year old girl.. met my Austrian hubby here in Singapore and hv been living here all my life... my love for baking started when i was 6mths preggie to my daughter, Sonia... my addiction to baking has not stop eversince.. I hope to learn as much as i can abt baking and decorating and then share it with u along the way..