Thursday, 7 December 2017

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.
*weary sigh*.


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.

Ingredients:

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.

Buttercream frosting:

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!



Baker

blossom

Bogey and Bacall

Cat

collaredmom

DelFonte

Ella

Greengirl

Jz

Katie

Kelly

Lindy

Mrs. Fever

Ms Dixie Wrecked

nilla

Olivia

ronnie

Ryan

Sassy

selkie (recipe here)




15 comments:

  1. That sounds really delicious Bleue. Will have to make it one day converting to gluten free.
    Hugs Lindy xx

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  2. Hi Bleue,

    This looks awesome, thank you for sharing :)

    Hugs
    Roz

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  3. Sigh, my cupcakes/ muffins always end up too hard. I shall maybe go out and buy some later. you know, in honour of the great online bake/cook fest we're having!

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  4. Ooh, this sounds intriguing... and yummy!
    Thanks for playing along, sunshine! :-)

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  5. Oh, I love cupcakes! I've never tried to bake swirls; perhaps it's time. :)

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  6. I'm no good at cupcakes or cakes - something about needing to follow the directions precisely that I struggle with - but this sounds lovely - and my son does bake - maybe i'll slide this recipe his way and make a request. Thanks!

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  7. Love cupcakes. Have all the ingredients in so may have to try this ones soon. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

    Love,
    Ronnie
    xx

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  8. I love new cupcake recipes. Never saw one with sour cream before. Since I like sour cream in just about anything, this one sounds yummy.

    I just love this day. It is like visiting a bakery online!

    Thanks,
    Ella

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  9. Hiya Bleue! So fun to see you sharing something sweet on this special day! I am drooling over the sour cream... yum. Have a wonderful holiday season! - Sassy

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  10. Bleue,
    I think this recipe sounds perfect for my younger kiddos! Thank you!

    --Baker

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  11. looks delicious...thank you for sharing :)

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  12. These look very good and I love the idea that they're not overly sweet. Thanks for sharing.

    Hugs and blessings...Cat

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  13. Yummy! Just send them all my way :)

    Misty

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  14. Buttercream..... I know I have written over the years of my love of buttercream. Cupcakes that aren't too sweet and are dense are the perfect foil for buttercream icing. These sound perfect.

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  15. Hi Bleue, :) Thank you for sharing your cupcake recipe. I love the idea of both the sour cream added, as well as the swirling in of the separate ingredients. Sounds really good! The not too sweet cake, with the bit of buttercream frosting on top... YUM! I'll have to make these soon. Many hugs,

    <3 Katie

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