Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Devil's Food Cupcakes With Vanilla Cream Filling - My First Sweet Punch

My passion for baking never stops me to try out many various bakes, when i saw last month's Sweet punch challenge with tiramisu cake, i was really sad, dunno how i missed that challenge and dont want to miss anymore those beautiful bakes and immediately i send a mail to the SP group, Divya was kind enough to accept my request and send me immediately this devil's food cupcakes recipe along with the revealing date, i prepared this marvellous, delicious cupcakes before few days ago, its completely a hard task for me to keep this cupcakes away from my family until i take some clicks, yeah they loved it much and they didnt even let me alone to take some clicks before they get vanished, my H had this beautiful cupcakes for lunch as dessert and for breakfast along with coffee, the same happened with my teddies too, they enjoyed each and every bite of the fabulous, droolworthy devil's food cupcakes..I was very happy and really enjoyed making this fantastic challenge, thank god i didnt missed this month's challenge..Coming to the filling, i found this vanilla cream filling very much interesting which is quite light, super delicious and not too fatty when compared to the whipped cream filling, this filling is definitely gonna be a keeper for me to try out with chocolate or any other flavour as filling while am gonna make some cupcakes or muffins next time..

Devil cupcakes

Recipe Source: Baking Bites
For Cupcakes:
1/2 cup butter( room temperature)
2 cups sugar
3 large eggs
3/4 cup sour cream (low fat or full) -can be substituted with yogurt or cream mixed with a tsp of yogurt (i used yogurt)
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup cocoa powder
2-oz dark chocolate
1 cup water( boiling)

Method:

Preheat the oven to 350F and lightly grease two 12-cup muffin tins.In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light. Beat in eggs one at a time, followed by sour cream and vanilla extract..In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt. Add half of flour mixture to the butter mixture, followed by the sour cream and vanilla extract, followed by the addition of the rest of the flour mix. Stir well between each addition and mix until no streaks of flour remain.Stir the cocoa powder and the dark chocolate into the boiling water (easiest in a large measuring cup). Pour chocolate water into the rest of the batter and stir until uniform.
Evenly distribute batter into prepared baking cups. Bake for 13-15 minutes, until a tester comes out clean and the cakes spring back when lightly pressed. (It’s fine if you can’t fit both trays into the oven at the same time, just wait until one batch finishes before putting in the second pan)
Turn cupcakes out onto a wire rack to cool completely before frosting and filling.

Vanilla Cream Filling:
2 tbsp all purpose flour
1/2 cup milk (low fat)
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 scraped vanilla bean or 1 tsp vanilla extract

Whisk together the flour and milk and cook in a small saucepan over medium heat until thick. This will only take a few minutes. Stir continuously to prevent the mixture from clumping and do not bring all the way to a boil. When thickened (consistency will be that of a thin pudding or custard), strain with a mesh strainer into a small bowl, cover with plastic wrap and let cool completely to room temperature.When the milk mixture is cool, cream the butter (or shortening) and sugar together in a medium bowl until lightl. Add in the milk/flour mixture and the scraped vanilla bean seeds (or vanilla extract) and beat at high speed with an electrick mixer for 7 minutes, until light and fluffy. Scrape into a pastry bag fitted with a plain tip, or a large ziplock bag with the corner cut off, and set aside until ready to fill your cupcakes.

Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting:
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2-3 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla extract

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and beat, with an electric mixer, until frosting is creamy, 3-5 minutes. Add additional powdered sugar as needed to achieve a thick, but not stiff, frosting that is easy to spread. Add additional milk, if necessary, to thin the frosting if it gets too thick.

To Assemble:
(A photo how-to of the assembly method can be found here.) Take a cooled cupcake and, using a small pairing knife, cut a cone of cake (1-inch across by 1-inch deep) out of the top. Trim off the pointy end of the cone, leaving a flat circle of cake. Set aside and repeat this process for all the cupcakes.

Take the cream filling and squeeze a tablespoon or so into each cupcake cavity, filling the hole up to the top with filling. Top off with a flat circle of cake to plug the hole and keep the filling in place.
Using a butter knife or a small offset spatula, frost each cupcake with a layer of chocolate buttercream frosting. Place a dollop of icing in the center of the cupcake (on top of the cut out circle of cake) and spread from the center to the sides of the cupcake.

If you have leftover filling, transfer it to a fresh ziploc bag and cut a very small opening in one corner. Pipe a swirly line down the center of each cupcake.
Store in an airtight container until ready to serve.

I baked 2 dozen of this cupcakes and i didnt change anything from the original recipe except the flour used in vanilla cream filling...This devil's food cupcakes were extremely moist, delicious and prefect for chocoholic peoples like me to enjoy anytime...

51 comments:

  1. looks beautiful, perfectly done, great

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  2. Gosh, I'm speechless Priya! Shows U r really determined in Ur work! Good job friend! Where's my share??? ;)

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  3. Mmmmmmmmm, they look delicious :)

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  4. Oooh!Priya, Lovely lovely..... just can't take my eyes out of it. You have done a brilliant job:-)

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  5. These cupcakes look divine....very neat and good job Priya

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  6. Yummy cupcakes,i love the frosting...Too gud picture.

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  7. OMG!!!... looks soooo cute and delicious.. thanks for the wonderful recipe.. :)

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  8. This is so tempting and sinful :)

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  9. ரொம்ப பொறுமையா நல்லா செய்திருக்கிங்க ப்ரியா!!

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  10. What a devilishly good looking cupcake. No wonder you family wanted it before you took the clicks.Enjoy!

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  11. Gosh...thats very impressive man, how delicious it would be...am gonna knock your door, see:):)

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  12. OMG..creamy cup cake looks irresistible...delicious.

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  13. Rich n delicious cup cakes....

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  14. delicious n droll worthy cup cakes...

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  15. Looks so cool.... Nice recipe.... So moist... YUM!

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  16. EXCELLENT. Can't wait to try this Priya

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  17. Must say this was a real tasty one.. looks grt Priya!! My kids loved these too..

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  18. Oh these looks absolutely irresistible, feel like finishing off everything in a jiff:)

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  19. These cupcakes look awesome!

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  20. These cupcakes looks really delicious and awesome.

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  21. Priya, they look amazing. What do you mean you changed flour from the vanilla cream filling. Did you not use it or used something else? Please let me know as I am new baker, I do not have any tips and so would like to know.

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  22. Wow..looks amazing..well done

    Love
    Kairali sisters

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  23. wow!perfectly baked...luks pretty priya

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  24. Wow......Yummy...yummy...Looks wonderful.

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  25. Looks absolutely beautiful and well done priya!!! Fantastic job!!!

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  26. Who can resist this delicious chocolaty cupcakes...Looks so good ...

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  27. Looks yummy cupcakes...nice clicks.

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  28. Thanks Priya for clarifying my doubt on flour :)

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  29. Cute lil cupcake!!Can I have some pls???

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  30. These cupcakes look delicious; I was just discussing making similar cakes with my 4-year old niece the other day; you have just given me the inspiration I needed!

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  31. awesome and divine cupcake...coming ur way to hv one..

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  32. looks awesome priya..send me some..

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  33. These look really yummy and suitably chocolatey!

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  34. Looks awesome.. Delicious cakes..

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  35. Lovely and tasty and so chocolatey.

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  36. Oh my goodness.. These look so sweet and chocolaty! Love it!

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  37. Iam drooling over that cute cupcakes. very delicious

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  38. nice work priya! super cupcakes.

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  39. Very beautiful cupcakes..very unique name as well

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  40. those cupcakes are to die for...I am drooling!

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