Thursday, March 1, 2012

ABC Emergency Blender Cupcakes

Family night treat!! Perfect for making after school and then eating after dinner. I had the recipe sitting out for the Avid Baker's Challenge when my youngest asked to make a treat for our family night. PERFECT timing.

3 year old friendly..she dumped everything in the blender, put the papers in the pan, and decorated them. (Did I mention that she taste tested everything too!!!)

Frosting has a magnificent texture...beautiful and easy.

The cake is very delicate..tender with great chocolate flavor. I do like my cake to be a tad more substantial and not so fluffy. I want to try to add chocolate chocolate chips next time.
Everyone loved them..and gobbled them up. And we have 1 very proud little baker in our mists.

Emergency Blender Cupcakes
Weekend Baker by Abby Dodge

Cupcake Ingredients:

1 cup flour
1/2 unsweetened cocoa powder (not Dutch process)
1 cup sugar
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup hot water
1/2 cup canola oil
1 large egg
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Heat oven to 375°. Line 12 regular-sized muffin cups with paper or foil liners.

Combine flour, cocoa, sugar, baking soda, and salt in a blender. Cover with the lid and blend on medium speed until blended. Pour in the water, oil, egg, and vanilla. Cover with the lid and blend on medium-high speed until smooth and well blended, stopping to scrape down the sides once or twice. Pour into lined muffin cups, dividing evenly. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center of one cupcake comes out clean, 17–19 minutes. Transfer to rack to cool for about 10 minutes, and then carefully remove the cupcakes from the pan and set them on the rack to cool completely before frosting.

Frosting Ingredients:

8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
8 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into pieces
1 cup sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 Pinch salt

Melt chocolate and butter in the microwave. Add condensed milk, corn syrup, vanilla and salt. Whisk until well blended. Set aside at room temperature, whisking frequently. If really in a hurry...put in fridge and stir every 5 min until perfect consistency. It will thicken as it cools. When completely cool, cover with plastic wrap until ready to frost.


kitchen flavours said...

These cupcakes are a winner in my house! And the frosting too! Yours looks wonderful, and your little helper is really cute!

Chelly said...

Love your little helper! These certainly were easy and delicious!

Leslie said...

I LOVE that you were able to let your little one make these. That's the perfect recipe in my mind (and she did a great job - perfect cupcakes!!)

Lois B said...

That's what I like to see, a house full of baking women! The cupcakes look great, but the photo in your header is mouthwatering!

HanaĆ¢ said...

I love how your little one is wearing a cape while frosting the cupcakes: a little baking hero! The frosting looks shiny and beautiful. Glad your whole family enjoyed these. Don't forget to add a link to your post on the ABC blog using the linky.

Virginia Taylors said...

I love what Hanaa said...a baking hero!!! My girls have always loved to help me in the kitchen and to be superheros with capes!

Thank you all for your wonderful compliments..I hope you don't mind but I passed them along in the form of a hug and kisses.

Baking Soda said...

Oh she is supergirl allright! They look beautiful; I think I should have borrowed that cape and maybe mine would have turned out better.

Virginia Taylors said...

Baking are a champion!! I saw that you tried this recipe 3 times. They looked fantastic..loved the piping.