Cupcakes owe their name to their size, and are in fact just as big as a cup and are ideal to accompany a good tea or for a delicious snack. There are many varieties of cupcake like chocolate, vanilla, coffee, etc., with fresh cream cheese and sugar and decorated with icing sugar.
A blanket that is the comfort food, a food that the only scent seems a cuddle and makes us feel serene. Everyone, everywhere, has a food that makes you forget the heaviness of the day and brings him back to live with the memory of happy days, a caress for the heart. A cupcake literally, in English, pie in cup, also called fairy cake in England and patty cake in Australia, is a sponge cake, a mini-pie baked in a baking cups, ceramic, buttered and floured, or in a mold of baking paper such as that used for the preparation of muffins.
The original Chocolate Cupcake recipe, old-fashioned cupcake, provides a glaze, called frosting royal icing, naspro, icing, sugar paste or buttercream, a filling cream and a decoration, it can vary from most modern seals in colored sugar or chocolate plastic to the classic cherry, in this original form corresponds to the traditional pastry, the sigh of southern origin.
The origin of this cake goes back to the nineteenth century. Before the invention of special molds, these cakes were baked in pans, cups, bowls; from this it would then the name of the sweet and may also result from the fact that in the past the cup was the simplest and most common means in the measurement of the ingredients in any recipe.
The basic recipe of the cupcake is like any other pie: butter, sugar, eggs and flour. They can therefore be applied to many variations to the basic recipe with the difference that the preparation of a small cake is much easier and faster. It is one of the cakes served more frequently in the celebrations of birthdays and various holidays in the United States and has been widely spread in Europe, especially thanks to various television programs dedicated to him.
Cupcakes are delicious and fluffy cakes of US origin that are eaten plain or much more frequently decorated with buttercream, cream cheese or with delicious icing.
Preparation Time: 20 mins
Cooking time: 30 mins
Servings: 3 servings
Calories per serving: 305 calories per 100 gms
2 cups chocolate
2 cups cream
1 cup plain flour
2 cups sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp cocoa powder
Salt to taste
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup shortening
3 cups water
3 cups milk
1 tsp vanilla
2 tbsp butter
Sugar flowers, sweets and sprinkles
Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Line cupcake pans with paper liners.
Gently melt the butter, chocolate, half of the sugar and a cup hot water together in a large pan, Stir milk, cream and chocolate over low heat until smooth. Set aside to cool slightly.
Stir the eggs and vanilla into the chocolate mixture. Put the flour into a large mixing bowl and then stir in the chocolate mixture until smooth.
Sift in flour, cocoa and baking powder and then stir with a metal spoon to combine all the other ingredients into large mixing bowl. Start to beat it until smooth at low speed for 30 seconds, and scrape bowl. Mix at high speed for 3 minutes.
Fill liners half full of batter. Bake for 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in centre comes out clean. Cool slightly in pans then remove from pan, and place on wire racks to cool completely.
Frost when chocolate cupcakes are completely cool. Place them in the refrigerator until the ganache is chilled, not more than 30 minutes.
For sauce, place ingredients in a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering. Stir until chocolate has melted. Remove from heat and stir until smooth. Stir in the thin cream and sift half of the sugar. Cool slightly.
Serve cakes topped with sauce. Decorate with flowers, sprinkles and sweets.