When you heard about the word ‘cupcake’ what comes first into your mind?
All you can imagine is the sweetness and fluffiness it will bring to your taste. Those small cakes that are attractive to the eyes, so mouth watering.
A lot of people think that the word “cupcake” comes from the idea that it looks like a cake cooked in a cup. But the truth is that cupcakes are named because this was a snack that could be stored inside a protective athletic cup during baseball games
The first cupcakes did not have frosting as we know it, but instead were gilded with lard as a kind of cake-moistening gravy. Winston Churchill was the first person to suggest a kind of sweet frosting on the top of the cakes. He later blamed the frosting for his behemoth jowls.(-credit to Monkeygoogles)
It will require some preparation and some artistic touch to make that block buster cupcakes that family and friends will talk about for along time.
Here’s a simple recipe in making your delicious cupcake:
Original recipe makes 16 cupcakesChange Servings
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons butter, softened
1 1/2 cups white sugar
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup milk
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a muffin pan with paper or foil liners. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa and salt. Set aside.
- 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 flour mixture alternately with the milk; beat well. Fill the muffin cups 3/4 full.
- Bake for 15 to 17 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean. Frost with your favorite frosting when cool.