Jan 19, 2011

Pink Cupcakes

So, I decided to bake cupcakes. I love baking and, unfortunately, eating what I've baked ^^; Cupcakes are especially nice to make as they are easy and there are tons of variations. These were raspberry and chocolate with pink frosting. Here's the recipe if you want to try them, I try to explain it so even if you have no baking experience before, you can do this!

for 12 small cupcakes:

4 1/2 dl flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
4 tablespoons cocoa powder (not cocoa drink powder)
2 dl sugar
3 dl raspberries (frozen or fresh)
2 eggs
3 3/4 dl buttermilk
90 grams butter, melted

100 grams butter (soft)
100 grams cream cheese
2 dl strawberry-flavored powdered sugar (if not available, use normal powdered sugar - I used the strawberry one just to have the pink colour ^^)

If you are using cups instead of desilitres, here's a help.

Heat the oven to 210 celsius degrees. Have your cupcake liners nearby, if using the normal ones you might want to have two of them together so they don't unfold in the oven so easily. If you have the ones with a folding, feel that yours are sturdy enough anyway or are using a cupcake mold, then worry not.

Mix together flours, baking powder and cocoa powder, then add sugar and raspberries. If your raspberries are fresh, then be careful while mixing. The frozen ones are easier to handle. Then in another bowl, mix eggs and buttermilk. Add the liquid to the flour mix, then add melted butter. Mix, but not too much or you'll get chocolate dinner rolls instead of cupcakes. Scoop the batter into the liners, about 3/4 full. Small liners should be sized about 1 1/4 dl when completely filled. Bake your cupcakes in the oven for 20 minutes. While they are in the oven, make the frosting. It's easy, just mix all the ingredient together. Be sure to use soft, room-temperature butter or it won't mix evenly with cream cheese. Put your frosting in the fridge. When the cupcakes are ready, let them cool down or your frosting will melt. To spread the frosting, you can use a piping bag like I did, or just spread it with a spoon. Enjoy with a cup of tea and a good friend!

If you wish to find more delicious and interesting cupcake recipes, visit Cupcake Bakeshop. All the cupcakes you've ever imagined will be there!

What is your favourite treat? Please share with me!

Until next time,


  1. Onpas muuten herkullisen näköisiä! Muuten tuossa ihan ekassa kuvassa oleva mekko on aivan ihana! Rakastan tuota väriä! Itsellä on saman mallinen mekko, mutta mustapunaisena.

  2. Kiitos :) Kyseinen mekkoparka koki kovia kuivausrummussa, eikä enää mahdu kuin korkeintaan kymmenvuotiaalle serkulleni :( Ensi kerralla pesen kankaan ensin, enkä luota vaikka väittäisivät sen olevan kutistumatonta. Mutta koska rakastan mallia sekä väriä myös, niin ehkä joskus seuraa ver. 2!