Monday, 4 November 2013

Panda cupcake

   Diwali went awesome, made an quick Chennai trip, visited all and had an good time.  How was yours??  Guys, before I proceed, let me make an friendly reminder about event & giveaway happening, kindly click here for more details.   Now, getting back to my post,  let me introduce you a new panda family, which officially resides at our home!!!

 
They look beautiful and adorable also, don't they??  And methodology, unlike other designer cup-cakes is simple.  Bake an chocolate cupcake, top them with vanilla icing, spread over sugar granules and with an few touch of chocolate chips/buttons you are done!!!  :) :)   My daughter loved them very instant, and she wants to take them to school to show-off!!  :D  :D

Preparation time: 35 minutes
Baking time: 15 minutes
Yield: 10 cupcakes

Ingredients required

For the cake batter
  • 1 tbspn oil
  • 1 tbspn melted butter
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp Baking powder



For icing
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
 
To decorate
  • Chocolate buttons or chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup of granulated sugar

Method

Pre-heat the oven for 180 degree Celsius.  Combine cocoa powder, flour and baking powder.  Sieve them thrice.  In a separate vessel, add oil, melted butter, sugar, vanilla essence and eggs.  Beat them very well.  To this mixture, add flour mixture and fold them well.

 
 
Drop them over greased cupcakes and bake at oven for fifteen minutes or when an skewer inserted comes out clean.

 

 
Alternatively, let us prepare icing.  Add sugar, butter and vanilla essence in an vessel and beat them well.

 
Apply this icing over chocolate cupcakes which are baked and cooled on wire-rack.


 
Sprinkle granulated sugar over the top.

 
Using chocolate chips, decorate them.  Place them sideways as ears.  Insert them over top two ends like eyes and place them central in sideways to form a nose.


 
I placed a drop of vanilla icing itself into the eye and an bit of chocolate to create eyeballs.  For mouth, you can break chocolate bars or chip itself to create concerned expression. Otherwise, you can melt chocolate and pipe them over butter paper, cool and peel off.

 
Mummy, Daddy and cute five children, hmm... must say this is an large family  :D

 
Happy Baking!!

 
 

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