Friday, August 29, 2008

burnt cupcakes..

Well.. the title says it all. I made vanilla Magnolia cupcakes, with Hershey's "perfectly chocolate" chocolate frosting. It tasted.. the cupcakes were good (not great) and the frosting did not taste rich. It tasted like cocoa powder. Well, maybe it tasted like cocoa powder because it was made of cocoa powder but I just expected more from Hershey! I got the cupcake recipe from Food Network and the frosting from Hersheys.

First mix in 1/3 of flour mixture into egg and butter/sugar cream thing.

Then half of milk/vanilla. Then flour, then milk, then flour!

Couldn't find my ice cream scooper so I had to use a spoon ._.

All ready for the oven!


Magnolia Vanilla Cupcakes; makes 24

1 1/2 cups self-rising flour
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
2 cups sugar
4 large eggs, at room temperature
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Line 2 (1/2 cup-12 capacity) muffin tins with cupcake papers.
In a small bowl, combine the flours. Set aside.
In a large bowl, on the medium speed of an electric mixer, cream the butter until smooth. Add the sugar gradually and beat until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the dry ingredients in 3 parts, alternating with the milk and vanilla. With each addition, beat until the ingredients are incorporated but do not over beat. Using a rubber spatula, scrape down the batter in the bowl to make sure the ingredients are well blended. Carefully spoon the batter into the cupcake liners, filling them about 3/4 full. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted into the center of the cupcake comes out clean.
Cool the cupcakes in tins for 15 minutes. Remove from the tins and cool completely on a wire rack before icing.

Since I burnt them, I used chocolate frosting!

"Perfectly Chocolate" Chocolate Frosting; makes 2 cups

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine
2/3 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
3 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions: Melt butter. Stir in cocoa. Alternately add powdered sugar and milk, beating to spreading consistency. Add small amount additional milk, if needed. Stir in vanilla.


The cupcake was greasy and crunchy (probably because it was burnt). It tasted.. "eh". But it did not taste flourly (tasting only of thick flour) which was good. Gotta say, I was kind of dissapointed. And the frosting, like I said before, was tasted powdery and not rich.

Out of a 1-5 rating




Jenna! said...

girlfraaan someday you will have to make
me some of those cupcakes, they look so yummy(:


ha, burnt stuff give you cancer,
i think (;

How To Eat A Cupcake said...

GOOD LORD! Was your oven set to 500 degrees??? Lol j/k :P