Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Not Quite Magnolia Cupcakes

提起cupcakes,喜欢烘培的朋友因该对Magnolia Bakery New York cupcakes不会陌生。这个cupcake因为在Sex And The City,被搬上荧幕后,就一炮而红。剧里两位主角(Carrie Marinda)谈论着新欢的一幕,一边吃着这家店的cupcake,这样的情况之下那家店的vanilla vanilla pink frosting)的那款于是成了店里最销的那一款。所以嘛。。很多事情都得靠天时地利人和来造就的。

那天看到ShirleyKokken69)贴了有关这家店的post请参考这里,激起了我对Magnolia cupcakes 的好奇心。我没到过纽约,没试过Magnolia的蛋糕,只是觉得他们家的蛋糕五彩缤纷,看了会让人很心动,也开心。我问了身边有尝过这家店的蛋糕的朋友们的意见,大家各有说法,但是很一致的认为蛋糕很甜。很庆幸的,我在网上看到了Magnolia Cupcake 的食谱,也很谢谢Shieley post上去的 铺奶油的过程, 。其实做这个蛋糕,真正的目的在于学习那个铺奶油的手法。看画面,店员很顺手的很快的就把奶油铺得美美的,而且那个signiture沟结尾是重点喔。看是容易,做起来原来不简单,所以我的沟全都没了哈哈!所以我的这个cupcake是冒牌Magnolia Cupcake-我只好给取名为:Not Quite Magnolia Cupcake咯!




   1 1/2 cups (190g) self-rising flour

   1 1/4 (160g) cups all-purpose flour
   1 cup (227g) unsalted butter, softened
   2 cups (400g) sugar  (I actually cut the sugar down to 220g)
   4 large eggs, at room temperature
   1 cup (250ml) milk
   1 teaspoon vanilla extract

I used my left over icing from my Golden Pear Cupcakes
Preheat oven to 180C.
Line 2 (1/2 cup-12 capacity) muffin tins with cupcake papers.
In a small bowl, combine the flours. Set aside.
In a large bowl, on the medium speed of an electric mixer, cream the butter until smooth. Add the sugar gradually and beat until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the dry ingredients in 3 parts, alternating with the milk and vanilla. With each addition, beat until the ingredients are incorporated but do not over beat. Using a rubber spatula, scrape down the batter in the bowl to make sure the ingredients are well blended. Carefully spoon the batter into the cupcake liners, filling them about 3/4 full. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted into the center of the cupcake comes out clean.
Cool the cupcakes in tins for 15 minutes. Remove from the tins and cool completely on a wire rack before icing.

Recipe Adapted from :