Monday, 3 March 2008

Mother's day cupcakes

This was our dessert for Mother’s day dinner. Baileys cupcakes with mocha frosting and drizzled with mint chocolate.
My mother in law and my husband are coeliac, therefore I made this with trytamil flour (gluten free).
This recipe is from Crazy About Cupcakes by Krystina Castella and the frosting I modified from a recipe I have.

Baileys cupcake

75g unsalted butter
225g granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 c baileys
1/3 c milk
220g all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt

Pre heat the oven to 160 degrees C, prepare a 12 cupcake pan.
Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt, set aside.
Combine milk and baileys in a cup, set aside.
Cream the butter and sugar on medium speed for 3-5 minutes.
Add the egg and vanilla extract, beat well.
Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, alternating with milk mixture.
Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes.
Fill each cup ¾ full and bake for about 20 minutes.

I frosted the cupcake with

Mocha buttercream

150g butter, softened
250g icing sugar
1 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tbsp espresso coffee powder
1 tbsp very hot milk

Mix the hot milk with cocoa and espresso powder, leave it to cool.
Cream the butter and sugar. Once well combined, add the cocoa-espresso mixture. Beat until smooth and creamy.

I topped everything with melted mint chocolate.

The cake was very sweet even though I reduced the sugar to 200g only. My husband said it was moist and dense but a bit richer than some of the other gluten free cupcakes I made for him, probably because of the baileys.

The chocolate and coffee on the frosting just complimented each other and went very well with the cupcake.

The trytamil flour gives a slight different result than wheat flour. It’s lighter but gets dry pretty quickly. It's easily burnt and tends to overflow, so I used muffin cups that are a little bit bigger than standard cupcake cups. I usually bake gluten free cake as near as possible to the time I’m going to serve them. You only can keep them for 2 days max before they go very dry and crumbly and taste awful.

1 comment:

the AIRY FAIRY said...

hmmm, these look lovely!