I have found a truly amazing cupcake recipe… It’s the one I used to make apple cupcakes a while back, and I’ve now adapted it to make both chocolate muffins and tiger muffins. I’ve made chocolate cupcakes before and they have always turned out a little dry. Not anymore! This recipe gives moist and delicious cupckes every time and it’s super easy too!! I’m still out sailing and even though the kitchen is about 2 square meter and I have no specialty tools, just a bowl, wisk, saucepan and a scale, it turned out great! From now on, it will definitely be recipe I use for vanilla, chocolate and berry cupcakes. No doubt! Here’s the recipe, for 12 normal sized cupcakes:
Basic cupcake recipe:
- 125 g butter
- 240 g flour (without rising agent!)
- 180 g granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 200 g milk
- 1 egg
1.. Preheat the oven to 200°C/390 F.
2.. Melt the butter in a saucepan and put it to the side to cool.
3.. Mix together flour,sugar and baking powder.
4.. Add the milk to the cooled butter, then add the egg.
5.. Pour the egg-milk-butter mixture to the rest and stir to a smooth batter.
6.. Fill the cupcake liners about 2/3 up. Put the liners in a cupcake pan first for best results.
7.. Bake for 15-20 minutes in the middle of the oven and then put the muffins on a cooling rack until completely cooled.
To make chocolate muffins, simply substitute 30 g of the flour with cacao and add 100 g of dark chocolate chopped into large pieces to the flour (step 3). When they had cooled, I made some chocolate ganache for topping. For 12 muffins; bring 75 g of heavy cream to a boil, remove from heat and add 150 g of finely chopped chocolate (I liked it best with a 50 % cacao content). Stir until smooth and then distribute the ganache equally on the muffins.
For the tiger muffins, make the batter as usual, but use only 200 g of flour. Divide the batter equally in two bowls(I used a scale to get equal amounts in each bowl), and add 20 g of cacao to one and 20 g flour + 1 teaspoon vanilla sugar to the second. Use a small spoon and add one dollop at a time to each muffin case to get the marbled effect.
Hope you will try these out, you won’t regret it! 🙂
Thanks for stopping by, and hope you are enjoying summer as much as I am! 🙂