Tea At Tiffany's - Chocolate Soy Milk Cupcakes With Robin Blue Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients

1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
120 grams unsalted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 egg (lightly beaten)
1 cup soy milk³ (You can use regular milk, but I used soy milk
227 grams cream cheese (1 block of Philadelphia cream cheese – it
120 grams unsalted butter, at room temp
6 cups of icing sugar (sifted)
1/2 teaspoon of lemon zest
2 teaspoons of lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
8 drops of sky blue paste food colouring
Some tiny white sugar flowers (for decoration)

Preparation

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Method
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For Chocolate Cupcakes:
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Preheat oven to 180°C.
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Place souffle cases on baking tray/ Line muffin tray with cupcake cases.
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Sift plain flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt into a large mixing bowl. Set aside.
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Beat butter and caster sugar in the mixer using paddle attachment until light and creamy.
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Beat in eggs and vanilla essence until well combined.
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Next, alternate additions of the flour mixture and milk to the butter mixture ending with the flour mixture. Gently fold in the last addition of flour mixture using a spatula.
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Using an ice cream scoop², scoop the cupcake mixture into the souffle cases/ cases in the muffin tray. Filing only ½ the souffle cases or cupcake cases (or you might have the same ‘boiled-over’ situation that i mentioned above.
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Bake for 25 minutes or until a skewer stuck in the cupcake comes out clean.
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Set aside to cool and decorate as desired.
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For Robin Blue Cream Cheese Frosting:
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Beat the cream cheese and butter until well combined.
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Add the icing sugar (add 3 cups first and taste as you go along, add more if needed) and beat until well combined. [The mixture will look slightly translucent.]
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Add the vanilla essence, lemon zest and lemon juice (taste as you go along, add more if needed) and mix well.
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Add the sky blue paste colouring drop by drop and mix with a spatula after each drop until desired colour is achieved.4
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To Decorate:
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Prepare piping bag by cutting off the tip of the piping bag and push the piping bag through the opening.
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Twist the bag several times at the end of the tip to prevent frosting from oozing out of the bag when you first add it to the bag.
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Drape the piping bag over a glass (with the piping tip inside the glass).
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Place all the frosting in the piping bag.
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Pipe the frosting onto the cupcake, starting from the edge of the cupcake and swirling the frosting all around to the middle of the cupcake.
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Finish off with a sprinkling of white sugar flowers.

 



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Yield:

12 cupcakes

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 6:56pm

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