Thursday, January 12, 2012

Marble Cupcakes

I've baked Marble Cupcakes quite alot. And I must say these cupcake are very easy to make it starts with a basic plain cake batter. Marble Cupcakes are very rich and buttery and the best thing is you get two cakes in one (the white vanilla part and the other chocolate part). When you see the cake from the centre you'll find a beautiful marbling effect. Marble cupcakes make look complicated but trust me its the easiest of all.

butter 200 g
castor sugar 1& 1/2 cup
eggs 3
vanilla essence 1 tsp
Flour 2 cups
Baking powder 1 tsp
cocoa powder 2 tbspn
milk 1/2 cup
salt a pinch

Preheat oven at 180 degrees and line the cupcake tray with paper cases.
In a bowl make a paste of cocoa powder along with 11/2 tbsp of milk until incorporated now keep it aside.
Using an electric mixer beat the butter and sugar until light,creamy and fluffy.
Then add the eggs one by one mixing well at each addition.
Sift the flour,baking powder and salt together.
Add the dry ingredients in the butter mixture alternating with the milk.
Now divide the mixture in two bowls
In one bowl of the batter add the cocoa and milk paste that you prepared until its mixed.
Spoon batters into the cupcake tray alternating with vanilla and chocolate batter but be careful don't fill the cupcake cases more then half Give it some space to rise.
To create marbling effect run a wooden skewer through the batters in a swirling motion but don't overmix or you'll lose the marble effect.
Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until springy to touch and skewer inserted into one of the cakes comes out clean.
Set aside to cool on a wire-rack.

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