Vanilla Cupcakes with Strawberry Centre and Dark Chocolate Glaze

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These cupcakes are to die for! I can eat them over and over again all day. But on second thoughts that’s definitely not a good idea, imagine the amount of exercise I would have to do to burn it out.

I came across this recipe online, and again started my experiment at 10 o’clock at night. Yes, I mostly start baking at that time. The one odd thing I realized was that all the dry ingredients are mixed first and the butter and sugar is added to it, which is the opposite of how I bake all the cakes. So the texture of this cupcake was a little stiff, and I was worried about how it would turn out once baked. To my surprise, it was really soft and melted in my mouth! :):)

Do try this recipe and send me pictures 🙂

Ingredients:

For Cupcake:

  • Cake flour – 1 1/2 cup
  • Baking powder – 1 1/2 teaspoon
  • Salt – 1/4 teaspoon
  • Butter – 8 tablespoon
  • Sugar – 1 cup
  • Eggs – 2 no.
  • Vanilla essence – 1 teaspoon
  • Milk – 1/2 cup
  • Strawberry crush – 1/2 cup

For Glaze:

  • Heavy cream – 1/2 cup
  • Maple Syrup – 1 tablespoon
  • Dark chocolate chunks 100 grams
  • Vanilla essence – 2 teaspoon

Method:

For Cupcake:

  • Preheat the oven at 180C
  • Sieve and mix flour, baking powder and salt
  • Beat in the butter gradually, and then add the sugar and thoroughly mix it.
  • Beat in the eggs, vanilla essence and milk
  • Half fill the cupcake liners and create a well in the center; add the strawberry crush in it and top it up more cupcake batter
  • Bake for 20 minutes at 180C
  • Let it cool before glazing it

For Glaze:

  • Heat the cream in the microwave until it boils which would be approximately 1 minute
  • Add the maple syrup, vanilla essence and dark chocolate chunks to the cream and let it stay for 3 minutes
  • With a spatula mix the glaze till all chocolate has melted
  • Refrigerate for 20 minutes and decorate the cupcakes
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