Cupcakes

One of my favourite activities of last year was baking cakes and eating them, there was something about hot and fresh cake that I found hard to resist and that’s how I ended up gaining the twenty pounds I lost last year. However I haven’t baked a cake this year, the last time I baked was on my last birthday *31st December*

So yesterday I decided to bake a cake for my brother because he’d been asking me to bake for him for a while. As I started getting things ready, I thought why don’t I make cupcakes and experiment with flavours as well describe the process so as to make this a culinary post as well.

Recipe for 24 cupcakes

300gms flour, I used cake flour

300gm butter/margarine,  I used topper brand

285gms of sugar

Six medium sized eggs

1.5 teaspoons of baking powder

1.5 teaspoons of whatever flavour essense you choose.

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First I measured my sugar…

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My beautiful weighing pan

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Then I blitzed the sugar in my dry mill and this is where I tell y’all a heinous story of betrayal. One of my closest friends goes by the name Hero and is generally supportive but I had no idea that my friend knew something that could have saved me from a considerable amount of stress and didn’t tell me.

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This is caster sugar which is obtained by blitzing sugar to powder. This way you don’t get to cream sugar and butter forever. I discovered this a few months ago and in my excitement I called Hero to share the info and I got this for my trouble… “are you just knowing this? I knew about it since”.
  O! The betrayal! I barely managed to forgive my friend.

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Mixing time, thank God for mixers or I’d never have learned how to bake. Ever tried mixing manually? Your arm muscles will hate you.

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Added the eggs to the butter-sugar mix

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Flour and baking powder, the baking powder is the whiter powder. While I was making this cake, I had major drama. I couldn’t find my baking powder, I searched every possible place it could have been, and by that time I was almost done with mixing everything. I thought about going to buy some but two things glued me to the house. The first was that it was going to be a long walk under the sun and that day was hot. The second was that my baking powder was barely half finished and I’d bought the industrial size. Thankfully I found it just in time.

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Ready? Not quite. Where’s the flavour? I measured the batter in batches and used different flavours.

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And I got my pan, lined it with cupcake wrappers and popped it in the oven.

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Here they are, my itsy bitsy cupcakes

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My flavour stash

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The second batch going into the oven.

See, cupcakes are easy peasy, decorating them is up to you. I don’t like frosting/icing on my cakes.

  My beautiful friend Esther will be passing out of NYSC tomorrow, I’m so excited for her. She’s going into the favour market and I know she’ll excel in anything she does.

Congrats oyoyo’m, nwanyi oma, asa’m, egovin’m

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8 Comments

  1. **covers face** Mami…last week I decided to bake a cake…my cake never turned brown, it was white mehn…hehe…I think I should stay away from baking, especially since I dont even eat cakes…

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