And here we go…it’s Monday again, back to waking up at 7 am, back to commuting for one hour in the crowded train of Shanghai, back to work…:( This morning when the alarm rang I felt like someone was waking me up in the middle of the night…I could have kept sleeping forever. Isn’t that weird? I mean it’s Monday, supposedly I had 2 days to rest and recharge my battery…how is that on Monday I feel more tired than on Friday? Like on Friday I just jump off the bed in the morning ready and energetic for the weekend to start!…….I really don’t get it….
Anyways, to sweeten a bit this bitter and rainy Monday, I’ll post the recipe for making cupcakes. I’ve made them on Saturday morning and now at home I only have 1/2 left @_@………I am start worrying about whether I will fit in my bikini this Summer……..
Let’s take these bad thoughts off my head and let’s focus on cupcakes: cupcakes are small cakes designed to serve one person. they are generally backed in aluminum cups and decorated with frosting or sprinkles.
I personally like them a lot. they come in a wide variety of flavors: chocolates, vanilla, coffee, fruits, ext. They are not really common here in Shanghai so I have decided to make them myself.
Making cupcakes is actually pretty easy and fast, even making the frosting is not difficult at all, but if you get lazy you can just buy it at Carrefour or Cityshop. They generally sell the vanilla and chocolate flavors for about 30 yuan.
Ingredient (for 6 cupcakes): 配料（约6杯形蛋糕)
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder (25 g) – 25 克巧克力可可粉
- 1/2 cup sugar (100g) – 100克白糖
- 1/2 and 1/4 cup flour (90 g) – 90克面粉
- 1 egg – 1个鸡蛋
- 1/4 cup butter (65g) – 65克黄油
- 1 tsp vanilla extract – 1 茶匙吨香草
- 1/2 cup boiling water – 1/2 杯开水
- 1 tsp baking powder – 1茶匙发酵粉
For the frosting: 巧克力结霜
- 60 g dark chocolate – 60克黑巧克力
- 1/3 cup butter (75 g) – 75克黄油
- 80 g powdered sugar – 80克糖（搽粉）
- 1 tsp vanilla extract – 1茶匙吨香草
Preheat oven at 190 C (375 F). Lightly butter 6 muffin cups. Stir until smooth hot water and the cocoa powder. Let cool to room temperature. 预先加热烤箱对375华氏度(190摄氏度)和轻地黄油6个松饼杯子混乱煮沸的热水和可可粉。 让冷静对室温.
In an other bowl cream butter and sugar until fluffy。 在碗提取乳脂直到轻和蓬松的黄油和糖
Add in egg and beat until smooth, next add the vanilla. 加鸡蛋并且打在香草精的敲打
Soft in flower and baking powder and mix until incorporated. 添加面粉和发酵粉
Now add the cocoa mixture and stir until smooth. 然后添加冷却的可可粉混合物并且搅动，直到平稳
Fill each muffin cup 2/3 full and bake for about 20 min. 用面团装载松饼杯子并且烘烤在大约17-20分钟或直到 上升
In the meantime prepare the frosting by melting the chocolate, then beat butter, sugar and vanilla until smooth and fluffy. Now add the melted chocolate to the mixture and stir to combine. Using a pastry bag decorate the cupcakes with your chocolate frosting : ) 同时开始准备巧克力结霜。把巧克力熔化， 把黄油,糖和吨香草搅打直到轻和蓬松。添加巧克力。用一个注射器把杯形蛋糕装饰好
One of this delicious chocolate cupcakes provides:
- Calories: 406 (from fat 200)
- Fat: 22 g
- Carbohydrates: 50 g
- Protein: 4 g