Great Online Cookie Exchange Extravaganza 2017
Today's the day! Cookies everywhere!
This year I present to you a cupcake.
Its not very festive.And its certainly not a cookie.
What it is however, is eternal proof of my masochism.
This cake is dense, more like a pound/coffee cake and it isn't overly sweet.
The buttercream is just enough icing sugar to make it stiff and its still more yellow than white.
1 and 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg, room temperature
1/4 cup sour cream
3/4 cup milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 cup unsweetened natural cocoa powder
Preheat oven to 177°C). Line muffin pan with 12 cupcake liners
Make the cupcakes: in a medium bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside. Melt butter in another bowl and whisk in sugar. Stir in egg, sour cream, milk and vanilla extract, stir until combined. Slowly mix into dry ingredients. Transfer about 3/4 cup of batter to another medium bowl. Mix in cocoa powder and a tablespoon of milk until combined.
Here you can either pour the chocolate batter into the vanilla batter and swirl with a knife, or alternate spoonfuls into each cupcake liner. Bake for 20-24 minutes.
1 cup unsalted butter, slightly room temp.
3-4 cups icing sugar
2 tablespoon vanilla extract
4 tablespoons heavy cream
Beat butter for a few minutes, with forks or a mixer, slowly add sugar and then vanilla extract and cream.
Here are the other participants of this year's goodie exchange!
Bogey and Bacall
Ms Dixie Wrecked
selkie (recipe here)