Monday, October 04, 2010

Vanilla Cupcakes for Children's Day party

My youngest daughter's school had a Children's Day celebration last Friday and the school was asking for some food contribution for the party. Since my kids love cake, I decided to make vanilla+chocolate chip cupcakes with buttercream frosting. A simple one without any swirls or anything fancy. Actually it was my decision to forgo the swirls as it will be too messy for the kids :) To make it cute, I topped it with strawberry chocolate shavings and tiny chocolate balls that comes in white, milk and dark chocolate :)

The vanilla cupcakes, I used my favourite recipe by Magnolia Bakery. I got it off the internet many years back and I can't remember the site *lol* Anyways, here it is, I added chocolate chips to it.


Magnolia Bakery Vanilla Cupcakes
Recipe from More From Magnolia by Allysa Torey

1 C unsalted butter, softened (1 cup is about 227g)
2 cups granulated sugar (I used slightly less than 2 cups)
4 large eggs
1 1/2 C self rising flour
1 1/4 C all-purpose flour
1 C milk
1 tsp vanilla extract/essence
1 C chocolate chips


1. Preheat oven to 170C degrees
2. Sift flours into a bowl and set aside
3. Cream the butter until smooth on medium speed, ad the sugar gradually and beat until fluffy
4. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition
5. Add the dry ingredients in three parts, alternating with the milk and vanilla
6. With each addition, beat until the ingredients are incorporated but do not overbeat
7. Scrap down the batter in the bowl to make sure the ingredients are well blended
8. Add chocolate chips and slowly mix it into the batter
9. Carefully spoon the batter into the cupcake liners, filling them about three-quarters full
10.Bake for 20–25 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted in the center of the cupcake comes out clean
11.Cool cupcakes before frosting


Anonymous said...

I am liking the chocolate balls and the strawberry shavings! very nice.

Zurynee said...

Thanks :)


zammy yammy said...

love the cupcake decorations, zu! coincidentally i just saw this recipe at :)