Friday, 14 March 2008

Spectacular Cupcake 2008

For the batter:
200g plain flour
200g caster sugar
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon bicarb soda
1/2 salt
40g dutch cocoa
150ml sour cream
2 large eggs

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

For the icing

160 g milk chocolate
75g unsalted butter
125ml sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon golden syrup
300g golden icing sugar, sieved
1/2 teaspoon hot water

Preheat oven to 180C
Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, bicarb and salt in a large bowl. Then using an electric mixer, add the butter. In another bowl whisk together the cocoa, sour cream, eggs and vanilla, then slowly add this cocoa mixture to the ingredients in the bowl, beating until thoroughly mixed.

Pour the batter in the moulds and bake for 15-20, checking by piercing with a thin bladed knife, when this comes out clean they are ready. Leave in tin for a few minutes then transfer to wire rack to cool completely. To make the icing, melt the chocolate and butter in a microwave, or in a bowl over hot water. Let cool a little, then stir in the sour cream, vanilla and syrup. Add the sieved icing sugar and a little hot water, blending until smooth. When the right texture you can pipe onto cupcakes.

Cover this over with Iranian Fairy Floss (all details and facts for Iranian Fairy Floss are posted here on my site back in October of 2007, and you are done.

Vida x


Anthony said...

I think there's something growing on top of your cupcake :p

Vida said...

It's hair, would you like some??? :p :p :p x x x

Anthony said...

MEOW! (But you do score a point for that one!) :p

Vida said...

All in fun Anthony! I was using umour (there is no H in humour you know, just ask Kath or Kim) Vida x

Sarah said...

Hey Vida!

*Gasp* I can't believe you don't know when my birthday is! And as if I'd lie about my age!! Lol.

xox Sarah

Vida said...

Sarah, I am ashamed to say I do not know when you birthday is.... so do tell!!!! I am waiting!!!! Vida x

Kathy aka the Minx said...

Iranian fairy floss = halva?

Vida said...

Kathy, I believe halva to be made from sesame paste and so not really the same. Iranian fairy floss is sometimes know as Pashmak, or kostane sekerini by Ipek. Try this website for more info - they sell fairy floss on the net. Vida x