Saturday, 6 April 2013

Anytime Cupcakes

These are the cupcakes I can confidently bake anytime with absolutely desirable results. These deliciously moist and refreshingly tasty cupcakes will soon become your favorite. You can try them right away !

You will need:

- 2 large eggs
- 2 cups plain flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon soda bicarbonate
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 cup castor sugar
- 1/2 thick creamy milk
- 1 teaspoon of lemon zest


Preheat the oven at 180 degrees Celsius for about 20 minutes.

Sift the dry ingredients well together and add salt. Make sure that you sift it nicely after adding the salt too. 
Beat eggs on medium speed until they become light and fluffy. I have used a close feeder like container, it gave a good rise to the eggs. This is the most important tip to get the light cupcakes, just the way you would love :). Now while beating the eggs, gradually add sugar, then oil and the zest; while keeping beating to a stagnant pace.  Make sure that all the sugar dissolved into the egg mixture. 

Make a well in between the sifted dry ingredients and pour the egg mixture into it and fold with your hands very lightly, encouraging the aeration into the batter. Finally add milk and fold nicely until the batter becomes a suitable consistency. 

Pour into the prepared cupcake molds or paper molds. 

Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown. You can always use the toothpick to check if they are done. 

You can serve them as it is, oven fresh. Or can decorate them with lively butter icing or cream dressing if you like. You will be happy you baked ! :) 

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Golden Vanilla Cake

I couldn't bake any better with vanilla than this extremely.moist,.supple and gorgeously yummy cake. The one you can never say no.You must have tried numerous vanilla cakes with so many variations,but not this!

You need:

Eggs 3
Cake flour 2 cups
Baking powder 2 teaspoon
Soda 1 teaspoon
Oil 1/2 cup
salt 1/4 teaspoon
Vanilla extract 2 teaspoon
Water 1 cup
Castor sugar 2 cups
Melted butter 1/2 cup

Grease cake pan , I took a 21 cm square pan.
Beat butter and sugar for a while until well combined. Add egg one at a time while keep beating. Pour oil gradually into the batter while continuously beating it. Ad fold vanilla extract and salt as well. Beat until well combined.

Now sift the dry ingredients together and after making a well in between, gradually fold the egg mixture on to the well. Fold lightly with soft hands. Pour into the prepared pan and bake for about 35-40 minutes, or until your skewer comes out clean. 

After waiting, you will be having the gorgeous tempting golden vanilla cake! 
enjoy and provide me with your comments!