Minka Marjan. cupcake. February 27th , 2017.
I love cupcakes. Nothing is prettier that a cupcake. A cupcake is a small, individual version of a cake. A cupcake stands alone, or you can place in a group. Personalize them into your own creative cupcake recipe and baking creation.
There is a new trend in desserts that is all the rage in today’s world. That trend is cupcakes. But that doesn’t mean just the plain vanilla or chocolate cupcake with regular icing. Today’s cupcakes come in many new varieties and flavor combinations, many exotic and exciting. Think of a peanut butter and jam cupcake topped with maple cream icing. Or how about a cappuccino cupcake with Grand Marnier frosting. Those are just a couple examples of cupcake creations that you can bake in your own home. Along with the great new tastes offered in cupcake recipes, the way the cupcakes are topped and decorated are new and trendy as well. The simple swirl of icing on the top of a cupcake just doesn’t cut it anymore. Although many good cupcakes are simple ones, today’s cupcake maker wants to go above and beyond the norm and offer truly beautiful cupcakes with unusual and highly decorative toppings.
The Better (or "Batter") Cupcake! Cupcakes comes in all different shapes and sizes! We’ve seen them anywhere from bite-sized to mammoth. While they are always sweet, they are certainly not all the same in consistency, mouth feel and richness. Cupcakes will vary in texture based on the ingredients, or batter, used to bake these beauties. Let’s consider some batters: Butter Cupcakes: Most baked goods possess a fat element of some sort. Typically, the fat element is butter or shortening. The butter cupcakes are obviously of the butter persuasion. The batter for butter cupcakes will be rich, as butter is a natural and rich fat. Butter is creamed with sugar and eggs and slowly married with the flour mixture to create a dense and delicious cake. Egg-Leavened Cupcakes: The egg-leavened cupcakes are divorced from any fat element. Instead, they receive their volume from stiffly beaten egg whites. Think sponge or angel food cake. These cakes are of the lighter consistency, both texturally and with regard to caloric intake. One-Bowl Cupcakes: The name of these kinds of cupcakes should suggest the method for baking. With all ingredients in one bowl, the one-bowl cakes are made with shortening as the essential fat. The fat solids in shortening allow for the cupcakes to be mixed easily and well, producing an airy cupcake for the mindful eater. Chiffon Cupcakes: The chiffon cupcakes are a delightful combination of butter and egg-leavened cupcakes. Utilizing both egg yolks and whites, in addition to the fat element of butter or shortening, the chiffon cupcakes are often used in the gourmet scene. It is obvious that cupcakes are regarded in high esteem, considering all of the many wonders associated with their existence. Whether you’re eating homemade cupcakes which you consider the best cupcakes ever, or even a store-bought treat, cupcakes are a food practice that satisfy even the sourest of individuals. Eat a cupcake and you will certainly consider this sweet delight one of the best treats to eat at any time.
Watch your baking time and temperature. Use a good, reliable oven thermometer and check that the oven is at the correct temperature before you bake your cupcakes. Also, set your timer to a few minutes less than the recommended baking time Once the timer goes off, check the cupcakes to see if they are ready or actually need the rest of the baking time. This will help you avoid overcooked cupcakes. Test by inserting a toothpick into the center of one of the cupcakes. If it comes out clean, the cupcakes are done. Remove the cupcakes from the oven and let cool on a wire cooling rack.
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