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Sunday, June 17, 2007

Chocolate-bran cupcake with cream cheese frosting

easy recipe chocolate cupcake with cream cheese frosting

What's Father's Day without pampering the Dad-in-the-house with some pastries, right?

So, I baked a batch of cupcakes inspired by a recipe from the Cupcakes book by Susanna Tee. As usual, I didn't follow the recipe closely and threw in some of my favorite ingredients in an attempt to make it "healthy" and it turned out quite surprisingly good.

I made a batch of mini muffins for the wee one and myself, and a smaller batch of regular-size muffins for the Dad.

D sort of protests when I bake anything with sugar and butter in it: he does love them so, and thinks if he kicks up a fuss none of the fat calories will stick to him ;-)

for cupcake:
6 Tbsp softened butter
½ cup sugar
2 eggs lightly beaten
4 Tbsp evaporated milk
1 cup cake flour
1 tsp baking powder
¼ cup wheat bran
2 Tbsp Hershey's Special Dark™ Cocoa powder
2 Tbsp Chocolate Ovaltine®

for frosting:
½ cup light cream cheese
¼ cup powdered sugar
½ tsp cinnamon powder


heat the oven to 400°F; either grease the muffin tins or place paper baking cases; I greased the mini muffin pan, and put baking cases in the regular muffin pan

combine all the cupcake ingredients in a bowl and beat till light and fluffy

spoon into muffin pans and bake in 400°F oven for about 15-20 mins, or until well risen and springy to the touch - insert a toothpick when in doubt - it should come out clean

allow to cool on a rack and get the frosting ready; simply beat the frosting ingredients together; keep chilled till ready to frost; if not serving the cupcake right away, chill in the fridge


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  • At 8:53 AM, Anonymous Linda said…

    Hi Sheela, you've been busy in the kitchen! Cupcakes look great -- love the idea of using Ovaltine! And the sesame dressing on your lovely salad greens... yum :)


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