Monday, August 29, 2011

Red Velvet Cupcakes

The color scares me. D=
Red Velvet Cupcakes
Recipe adapted from Brown Eyed Baker

56 g
Unsalted butter, room temp
150 g
Granulated sugar
3 tbsp
Unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tbsp
Red food coloring
½ tsp
Vanilla extract
½ cup
135 g
All-purpose flour
½ tsp
½ tsp
Baking soda
1½ tsp
Distilled white vinegar



1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Line a standard muffin/cupcake pan with liners.

2. On medium-high speed, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Turn the mixer to high and add the egg. Scrape down the bowl and beat until well incorporated.

3. In a separate small bowl, mix together the cocoa powder, vanilla extract and red food coloring to make a thick paste. Add to the batter and mix on medium speed until completely combined. You may need to stop the mixer to scrape the bottom of the bowl, making sure that all the batter gets color.

4. Reduce the mixer speed to low and slowly add half of the buttermilk. Add half of the flour and mix until combined. Scrape the bowl and repeat the process with the remaining milk and flour. Beat on high until smooth.

5. Again, reduce the mixer speed to low and add the salt, baking soda and vinegar. Turn to high and beat for another couple of minutes until completely combined and smooth.

6. Divide the batter evenly between the cupcake liners and bake for about 20 minutes, or until a thin knife or skewer inserted into the center of the largest cupcake comes out clean.

7. Cool for 10 minutes and then remove cupcakes from the pan and place them on a cooling rack to cool completely before frosting.


I fail at making frosting. T.T Please follow the cream cheese frosting recipe by Brown Eyed Baker or any you prefer.

Make your own buttermilk: ½ tbsp white vinegar (you can use cider or lemon juice) plus enough milk to make ½ cup. Let stand 5-10 minutes.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Non-Bake Oreo Cheesecake

Non-Bake Oreo Cheesecake
Recipe adapted from Small Small Baker
(Recipe halved)

Biscuit base:
50 g
Oreo cookies, cream removed
25 g
Butter, melted

Cream cheese filling:
½ tbsp
Gelatin powder
35 g
130 ml
Whipped cream, whipped (medium peak)
125 g
Cream cheese
20 g
Icing sugar
30 ml
½ tbsp
Maple syrup (or honey)
¼ tsp
Vanilla extract
Oreo cookies, chopped coarsely

Topping (optional):
Finely crushed Oreo cookies


Biscuit base:
1.     Crush (or blend) the cookies as fine as possible.
2.     Combine with melted butter and press firmly into a springform tin.
3.     Chill it for at least 2 hours.

Cream cheese filling:
1.     Measure water into a bowl and sprinkle in gelatin (don’t stir). Set aside to allow the gelatin grains to swell (10 minutes) before setting the bowl over a pot of simmering hot water. Stir with a spoon and once the gelatin melts, remove the bowl from the pot and set aside to cool to room temperature.
2.     Beat cream cheese with icing sugar till well combined.
3.     Add in fresh milk and mix till well combined. Add in gelatin mixture and mix well.
4.     Fold in whipped cream and divide mixture into 2 portions.
5.     Fold in crushed Oreo cookies into 1 portion and maple syrup (or honey) and vanilla extract into the other portion.
6.     Pour in the white portion into the chilled biscuit base. Level the cream cheese filling and put into the fridge to let it set.
7.     Pour the Oreo cream cheese filling onto the set white cream cheese and level it.
8.     Put into the fridge to let it set for 2 to 3 hours.
9.     Remove from freezer, sprinkle Oreo cookies on top (or decorate as desire) and put back into the fridge. (None for mine because I ate them D= )
10.  Slice and serve chilled.

Nom nom~~

Also, cream corn custard whomeal buns and mini chocolate cupcakes