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Looking For The Perfect Cupcakes Batter


For me, an ideal cupcake must be light & loose (texture wise). Frosting & decoration are secondary to me right now. I need to find the best base before learning to apply the final touch aka ‘cosmetic’.

So few days back, I baked a dozen ‘no name’ cupcake. You’ll know why later. The cupcakeblog recipe call for lime flavor but I decided to change things a bit since I don’t have lime and a couple of other things. Plus I’m too lazy to bash up the frosting & cream.

No cream. No frosting. So what should I use to decorate my cupcakes? Remember, decorating is second priority to me right now? I decided to do the easy way out. I searched for leftovers & soon-to-be expired stuff from my fridge.

Ended up using red & green jellies (expiring soon), walnuts (leftovers from Chinese soup) & baking chocolate (how can I give this a miss?)

Ahem ahem… May I present you my No-Name Cupcakes

Cupcake

Seriously I have no idea what I shall name them. I can’t call it vanilla cupcakes because I didn’t add vanilla essence. So No-Name Cupcakes be it.

Texture wise… it’s a bit densely packed, not light enough and certainly not loose. But I can say it’s the yummiest I’ve made so far. Thankfully it’s not chewy at all. A chewy texture means over-mixing. Maybe I shall double up the baking powder to get more air hence loosen up the texture.

I shall continue to look for my perfect cupcakes batter.

Do you own the perfect cupcakes batter recipe? Do share with me if you do.
And share with me what are your criteria for perfect cupcakes. πŸ™‚

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8 Comments

  • Reply wuching October 2, 2008 at 6:26 am

    name the chocolate ones after me lor; Wuching cupcakes just like me..delicious! :LOL:

  • Reply annant October 2, 2008 at 10:53 am

    frankly speaking hor , i only ate cupcake once :hypnotized:
    cos i don’t really likey creamy stuffs… :suprised:

  • Reply Jason October 2, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    I want too! Can bake for me? πŸ˜€

  • Reply Dawn October 2, 2008 at 8:21 pm

    Sorry la, never baked cupcakes before…only know how to eat :laughing: But yours look good, mysterious cupcakes? :drool:

  • Reply Angie Tan October 2, 2008 at 10:11 pm

    Is that blueberries I spot in one of the cupcakes?

    I would like a cupcake but it has too many sugars in it. So, it’s banned food for me. :crying: :crying:

    It sure looks good…

  • Reply Che-Cheh October 2, 2008 at 11:04 pm

    Wuching, :sick: :sick: :sick:

    Annant, not all cupcakes are creamy.

    Jason, after I have perfected it…then I can chia you.

    Dawn, haha mysterious cupcakes :laughing: not a bad name.

    Angie Tan, no. they’re green jellies. You can try this recipe. the sweetness is just right. Not over sweet. Decorate with some almond nuts, etc…this way is healthy eating too. No creamy stuff. Very fattening.

  • Reply hcfoo October 3, 2008 at 3:54 pm

    Che-Cheh Cupcake okay mah… nice brand name. Wei, looks delicious leh. U makin hari makin pandai buat cupcakes πŸ˜‰

  • Reply Che-Cheh October 4, 2008 at 12:54 pm

    Hcfoo, haha sometimes only nice to see but not nice to eat…but this one is nice to eat. hehe

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