I made those cupcakes on my birthday this year. It was in April, so it took me 6 months to translate it. Well today is the day! I suppose there are so many people who celebrate birthday today or just love cupcakes. I hope it will make someone smiling.
It’s so cold and cloudy outside! I wore my pink trenchcoat for less than 2 months and it’s time for my yellow coat now. Thankfuly it’s not snowing or even raining in Prague. But Christmas is coming in just 5 weeks! Yay! My to-do-list is full of Czech and British Christmas recipes I want to share on tvaroh&povidla (rebranded maly blok) blog and here. Stay tuned for the perfect holiday recipes and mood. 🙂
Did you know first cupcakes were baked in 1796? Well there was the first mention of dessert baked in a cup in American Cookery cookbook. Thirty two years later, in a cookbook called Receipts, you would find the word “cupcakes”.
- 110 g butter
- 1 tbsp milk
- 110 g cane sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ¼ tsp grounded cardamom
- 110 g plain flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 200 g mascarpone
- 70 g dark chocolate
- powder sugar to taste
- fruit or sprinkles
- Preheat the oven to 180 °C.
- Melt butter and milk.
- Whisk sugar with eggs, add vanilla extract, cardamom and lightly cooled butter.
- Sift the flour and the baking powder into the mixture. Whisk well, but not over-whisk it.
- Spoon the mixture into the paper cases.
- Bake for about 15 minutes.
- Let the cakes cool.
- Beat mascarpone until smooth, add melted chocolate and powder sugar to taste.
- Pipe the cream frosting onto the cupcakes and decorate with fruit or sprinkles.
- Store in a fridge up to 2 days.