A frog in the kitchen

mercredi 14 décembre 2011

Dark chocolate & Nutella cupcakes

The 3rd birthday of the week! This morning I baked another bunch of cupcakes for my dear friend Heather. One of the best chocolate cupcake I've ever made if not THE best. The cupcakes are extremely light and a little bit bitter with the dark chocolate dough, and the Nutella makes the center super sweet and creamy. A perfect combo! I've topped the cupcakes with some fondant (black & white leftovers from this recipe). Really easy to make, I basically cut rounds with a glass a "glued" them on top of the cupcakes with some Nutella. ... [Lire la suite]
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dimanche 11 décembre 2011

Carrot cupcakes

I love carrot cakes. Unfortunately we don't have them in France. Not at all, except in some few British/American pastry shops in Paris. One of my great pleasure back in France was to go to London for a week end and eat as much carrot cakes as possible... They are just so good. And for some reason I never had a bad one. I don't know if it's because it's easy to make or if I just got lucky but having the ooportunity to taste some in London, New-York, Paris and Los Angeles, I always enjoyed them. Yesterday was the birthday of a dear... [Lire la suite]
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mercredi 30 novembre 2011

Salted caramel popcorn cupcakes

My boyfriend works in the movie industry so I decided to make this cupcakes for his coworkers. They are easy to make (even easier if you go for the version with ready to use caramel spread) and looks like real popcorn bags. Not to mention that they taste good! A perfect treat for a movie night! If you want to make the caramel spread yourself you can follow the recipe here.   Ingredients :- 200g unsalted butter, softened- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract- 1 cup caster sugar- 3 eggs- 2 1/2 cups self-raising flour- 1/2 cup milk- 1... [Lire la suite]
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mardi 22 novembre 2011

Almonds & cherry cupcakes

Those cupcakes are more almonds cupcakes with a cherry on top than a cherry & almond cupcake as the only cherry taste comes from the cherries I used on top  of them to decorate. If you want your cupcakes to have a much flavorful taste of cherries maybe you should add some cherry jam in the center or add some fresh cherries to your dough prior to baking.Despite the use of almond meal that usually makes cakes quite "heavy", those cupcakes are really light and soft. I like my frosting to be light (almost like a whipped cream... [Lire la suite]
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