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:

Krishnaveni said... Reply To This Comment

looks beautiful, perfectly done, great

srividhya Ravikumar said... Reply To This Comment

OMG..Looks wonderful.. divine..

♥LOVE2COOK♥ said... Reply To This Comment

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

srikars kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Looks pretty..nice click..

sowmya's creative saga said... Reply To This Comment

looks awesome..

Jacqueline said... Reply To This Comment

Mmmmmmmmm, they look delicious :)

Angie's Recipes said... Reply To This Comment

These look so rich and delicious!

Umm Mymoonah said... Reply To This Comment

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

Hamaree Rasoi said... Reply To This Comment

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

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Padhu said... Reply To This Comment

Looks irresistible!!

Premalatha Aravindhan said... Reply To This Comment

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

Hari Chandana said... Reply To This Comment

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

Shama Nagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

creamy temotign cupcakes..superb

An Open Book said... Reply To This Comment

sounds gooood

Rach said... Reply To This Comment

This is so tempting and sinful :)

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said... Reply To This Comment

Looks so delicious..very tempting..

Mrs.Menagasathia said... Reply To This Comment

ரொம்ப பொறுமையா நல்லா செய்திருக்கிங்க ப்ரியா!!

Cool Lassi(e) said... Reply To This Comment

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

Preeti Kashyap said... Reply To This Comment

This looks super delicious!

Malar Gandhi said... Reply To This Comment

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

Suja Sugathan said... Reply To This Comment

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

Vrinda said... Reply To This Comment

Rich n delicious cup cakes....

Guna's kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

luks delicious and tempting

Satya said... Reply To This Comment

delicious n droll worthy cup cakes...

Sukanya Ramkumar said... Reply To This Comment

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

Curry Leaf said... Reply To This Comment

EXCELLENT. Can't wait to try this Priya

Suma Rowjee said... Reply To This Comment

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

Mythreyi Dilip said... Reply To This Comment

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

Rachana said... Reply To This Comment

These cupcakes look awesome!

Swathi said... Reply To This Comment

These cupcakes looks really delicious and awesome.

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said... Reply To This Comment

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.

Kairali sisters said... Reply To This Comment

Wow..looks amazing..well done

Love
Kairali sisters

sangii said... Reply To This Comment

wow!perfectly baked...luks pretty priya

Valarmathi said... Reply To This Comment

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

Pavithra said... Reply To This Comment

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

Shabitha Karthikeyan said... Reply To This Comment

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

Panchpakwan said... Reply To This Comment

Looks yummy cupcakes...nice clicks.

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks Priya for clarifying my doubt on flour :)

PJ said... Reply To This Comment

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

Taste of Beirut said... Reply To This Comment

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!

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said... Reply To This Comment

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

PS said... Reply To This Comment

looks awesome priya..send me some..

Choclette said... Reply To This Comment

These look really yummy and suitably chocolatey!

Nitha said... Reply To This Comment

Looks awesome.. Delicious cakes..

simply.food said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely and tasty and so chocolatey.

Sook said... Reply To This Comment

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

Nandini said... Reply To This Comment

Really a favorite cupcake.

Niloufer Riyaz said... Reply To This Comment

Iam drooling over that cute cupcakes. very delicious

Mahi said... Reply To This Comment

nice work priya! super cupcakes.

Sushma Mallya said... Reply To This Comment

Very beautiful cupcakes..very unique name as well

lissie said... Reply To This Comment

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