Sunday, January 26, 2014

Vanilla Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting - India Flag Special Cupcakes for Republic Day



Wish you all a very Happy 64th Republic Day to all my Readers, bloggers, friends!!!

I thought I would enhance this year Republic Day celebrations with tri colors of our India flag and baked these delicious vanilla cupcakes with awesome colors of frosting 




A recipe for vanilla cupcakes and butter cream frosting is a perfect pair for model cupcakes. These are very simple to make and taste so yummy

Ingredients

Cupcakes
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All-purpose flour – 1 ½ cups
Unsalted Butter – 1 stick
Baking Powder – 1 tsp
Granulated Sugar – 3/4 cup
Eggs – 3 no
Pure vanilla extract – 1 ½ tsp
Milk – ¾ cup
Salt – ½ tsp

Buttercream Frosting
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Confectioners’ sugar – 1 cup
Unsalted butter – ¼ cup
Vanilla extract – ½ tsp
Milk – 1tsp
Green, Orange colors – As Required




Preparation

Cake
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  • In a mixing bowl, add flour, baking powder, and salt and mix well.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add butter and sugar and mix well until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time
  • Now add vanilla and mix well.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a cupcake pan with paper liners; set aside.
  • Add flour mixture and milk alternatively, beginning and ending with flour mixture.
  • Divide batter evenly among the prepared cupcake liners, about three-quarters full each.
  • Bake until golden and tops spring back to touch, about 20-22 minutes.
  • Transfer cupcakes and cool them.




Frosting
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  • In an electric mixer, add butter and beat until smooth and well blended.
  • Now add the vanilla extract. With the mixer on low speed, gradually beat in the sugar
  • Now add the milk and beat well until frosting is light and fluffy
  • Add a little more milk or sugar, if needed. Tint the frosting with desired food.







Thursday, January 2, 2014

Srav’s Culinary Concepts turns ‘3’!!! With Coffee Cake

Three Cheers for Three Years!!!! I am celebrating three years of blogging and I am totally overwhelmed with this journey J

A Big Thanks to everyone who supported me in my journey of blogging and many thanks to all my blogger friends for all the encouragement with your valuable suggestion.



Celebration is not complete without sweets & treats. So here is a sweet treat ‘Coffee Cake’ for this wonderful fest.

Coffee Cake is a simple sweet moist rich cake usually made with nuts and spices. This Coffee cake with its rich crumble topping tastes great as a morning treat with a cup of coffee.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Bread Upma

Bread Upma is a simple breakfast or snack recipe which can be prepared very easily and made in minutes.



This version is lot healthier as I used wheat bread to make this. If you/your kids don’t like wheat bread we can just use white bread.This upma is a simple snack or breakfast with South Indian touch.

Healthy Breakfast for a Healthy Morning!!

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Mango CheeseCake



Mango CheeseCake is always fantasized me as I didn’t have it anywhere. So I was wondering how it could taste. This is my first trial of a cheesecake and it came out so well. As the season of mango is in and I am all set that I made this dessert.



My love for mango cannot be frazzled enough and tried this scrumptious cake which tasted so heavily. This recipe doesn't require any baking.

Its light silky texture, smooth creamy is fun to make and tastes so delicious which impresses everyone and everyone will surly ask for another lovely bite!!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Strawberry Choco Chips Muffins



Strawberry picking season has begun!! Last weekend we went for strawberry picking and wanted to do something with all the strawberries, seriously these strawberries were so fresh, juicy and craved to bake something right away after returning from picking. So last Saturday evening after picking baked these Delicious Muffins!! 



Strawberry and Choco Chips go so well in muffins. They tasted so yummy where the strawberries made the muffins moist and the chocolate chips gave sweet taste. We loved these Muffins!!