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Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Vanilla cupcake

My luggage, when I was going back to hostel after vacations, used to be mostly comprised of several large steel dabbas filled with ribbon pakoda, murukku and sweets. I am sure I must have been quite a strange sight on the bus that I took from home to hostel. Where most people would expect a college student to travel with books and clothes, here I was with no books, a small bag of clothes and a large number of steel containers. Despite the fact that I am not a huge fan of sweets, my mother would make maida cake, seven cup cake, rava laddoo and rava kesari so that  I could take it back for my friends who had not one, but many sweet teeth.
This vanilla cupcake, which I tried from Joyofbaking is easy to make and will definitely enjoyed by kids and adults alike.

What you need:(Recipe source : Joyofbaking)
All purpose flour/maida - 1.5 cups

Butter - 1/2 cup (softened, at room temperature)
Sugar - 2/3 cups
Eggs - 3
Baking powder - 1.5 tsp
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Milk - 1/4 cup
Vanilla essence - 1.5 tsp

Mix together the flour, salt and baking powder. In a separate bowl, cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add in the eggs, one at a time and beat well. Add the flour mixture and the milk to the wet ingredients, alternately and in three additions, beating well each time.
Preheat the oven to 175 degrees centigrade. Spoon the batter into the muffin pan/muffin liners until 3/4th full and bake for 15-18 minutes or until done.
I have topped the cupcake with whipped cream frosting and some multi-coloured sprinkles.


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27 comments:

Nivedhanams Sowmya said...

oh that is so delicious!!! very nicely done!!
Sowmya
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Priya said...

Very attractive frosting, cupcake looks super spongy and very catchy.

thoushaltcook said...

Love the cup cake liner. Very well done.

Vimitha Anand said...

Moist n yummy cupcakes

Hamsamalini Chandrasekaran said...

Beautifully baked cupcakes. Love the frosting

vaishali sabnani said...

Thats a beautiful swirl..loving it!the cup cake looks really spongy!

Pavani said...

Who wouldn't like a bag full of treats from home. I'm sure your friends loved you coming back from home :-) Cupcakes look awesome. Love the frosting.

Manju said...

Frosting color is tempting me to lick. Perfect cup cake.

Chef Mireille said...

who can resist t his basic cupcake

Suma Gandlur said...

That looks beautiful with the frosting. I always thought kids going to hostel carried those items that could be stored for longer so that they could enjoy them longer. :)

Gayathri Kumar said...

The cupcake with the swirl on top looks very nice...

Kalyani said...

the frosting looks awesome ! Although I wonder if this cupcake lasted through your hostel days without being spoilt.. :-)

Rajani S said...

I can totally imagine taking more food and less books back to hostel! If your mother packed so many nice goodies, then its a crime to leave them behind and take more books instead!!

Jayashree said...

Thank you all for the comments. Kalyani, my mother made more traditional sweets to take back to the hostel....this is something I haven't taken to hostel, but without the frosting, I think it would make for a lovely thing to carry.

Srivalli said...

That's such a pretty frosting you have Jay. Agree the frosting may not be ideal but a muffin or a cupcake without frosting will be a super hit..:) Cos I know folks who make cakes and pack for their kids.

PriyaVaasu said...

Love that frosting!!!! since most of the packed goodies vanish the same day,these moist cupcakes would definitely fly!!!! :)

Preeti Garg said...

Awesome cupcakes and love the frosting pattern

Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi said...

Beautiful frosting! I bet your 'sweet toot' friends used to wait for you to land in the hostel :)

Krithi Karthi said...

aaahh.. the packed goodies from home.. always sweet memories..
Krithi's Kitchen

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

Beautifully done! Who would say no to cup cakes :)

Shylaja Praveen said...

Cupcake looks too cute. Love the frosting

veena krishnakumar said...

loved the frosring!!Looks super

Manju said...

Hi jayashree
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Regards
Manju

Onehonestwriter said...

The cup cake looks delicious but the question on my mind is, what is ribbon pakoda?

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Corporate to Kitchen said...

I love the color Pink! Your cupcakes look so pretty.

Swati Sapna said...

Hahaha! I think all hostelites will identify with your food dabba tales :P The cupcakes look delicious. Incidentally, I just blogged about cupcakes too - pumpkin and chocochip with butter cream icing :)

cookcookandcook said...

Loved the topping.. what beautiful color.. :)