So today is Puerto's birthday, a very good friend of mine. We've had a small birthday lunch at my place and I wanted to make a little something for dessert (Friday we'll have the actual celebration and I'll make a huge cake but until then we needed something). I had two problems though: first, I'm in the middle of my exams and thus, I don't have that much time to bake (although I do anyway) and second, I knew there would only be four people for lunch so I didn't want to make anything big.
Searching through the web I found a recipe for exactly four cupcakes in the blog objetivocupcake. I thought it was a really good idea. Usually the recipes come for like 12 or more cupcakes and they only use one egg, so... how do you exactly divide that?
The result was ok, but nothing that would get me saying "woooooooooooooow" and I would have needed just a tiny bit more of frosting. The other problem I had was that my dad ate the fourth cupcake this morning so that's the reason why the picture only has three cupcakes. So we had to share them (besides we ended up being six instead of four which left us with an even smaller portion for each one of us).
What did I learn? Next time I'll just make the entire recipe of a good cupcake recipe, even if I end up with 30, because somebody will always eat them... Still, and looking at the bright side, at least that was good for our health!
- 1 egg
- 70 gr. of sugar
- 60 gr. of all purpose flour
- 60 gr. of butter
- 1 tablespoon of sugarless cocoa powder
- ½ teaspoon of baking powder
- ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 30-40 ml of milk
Preheat the oven to 160ºC. Prepare the baking pan.
Mix the milk with the vanilla extract in a jug. In a bowl mix the flour, the cocoa powder and the baking powder. In a separate bowl beat the butter with the sugar until the mix is soft. Add the egg. Mix and add the flour mix and, after that, the milk. Pour the mix in the baking pan and put it in the oven for about 22-24 minutes. Let them out of the oven and let them cool for about 5 minutes before putting them in a cooling rack
For the buttercream, mix 60 gr. of butter without salt at room temperature, 115 gr. of confectioners’ sugar, ¼ teaspoon of vanilla extract and one tablespoon of milk in a bowl. Mix it for about 4 minutes. Prepare a piping bag with a 1M Wilton tip and decorate.
Feliz cumpleaños Puerto :)