Two Way Strawberry Chocolate Cupcakes and being in the news

Two Way Strawberry Chocolate Cupcakes and being in the news

What's more pretty than Strawberry and what's more tastier than a Strawberry. I love strawberries, the delicate balance between tartness and sweetness, the bright red and the fresh green. And the fact that they are so versatile makes them almost out of the world. So many things you can do with them, from eating it just like them to standard eating them with whipped cream or with rum spiked chocolate ganache, strawberry pies and tarts, strawberry shortbread and yes yes my favourite Strawberry cupcakes

Don’t they look pretty ? I mean look at that pink, guaranteed to take away anyone's heart

We spent this strawberry season making these over and over again, made them with eggs, without eggs, champagne infused and plain. Made them for the house, made them for friends and made them for orders and yet I couldn’t post it sooner, but hey there still are a few strawberries in the market for you to try this yummy cupcakes.

so here is the recipe both the eggless version and one with the eggs

Two Way Strawberry Chocolate Cupcakes and being in the news
Two Way Strawberry Chocolate Cupcakes and being in the newsWhat's more pretty than Strawberry and what's more tastier than a Strawberry. I love strawberries, the delicate balance between tartness and sweetness, the bright red and the fresh green. And the fact that they are so versatile makes them almost out of the world. So many things you can do with them,...

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    Ingredients

    For the muffins
    Flour
    2 cups
    Castor sugar
    3/4 cup
    Milk
    1 cup
    Yoghurt for the eggless version and eggs otherwise
    1/2 2
    Chopped strawberries
    1 cup
    Dark chocolate chips
    1/4 cup
    White chocolate chips
    1/4 cup
    Melted and cooled butter
    1/2 cup
    Vanilla
    1 tsp
    Baking powder
    1.5 tsps
    Champagne (optional but highly recommended :))
    1/4 cup
    For the frosting
    Butter
    1/2 cup
    Icing sugar
    1.5 – 2 cups
    Strawberry puree
    1/4 cup
    Vanilla
    1 tsp

    Steps

    1. Preheat the oven at 180C and line a 12 hole muffin tray with liners or use the stand alone muffin cups like the green ones in picture. I swear they are super awesome
    2. Mix flour, baking powder, castor sugar and both the chocolate chips in a bowl and keep aside
    3. In a separate bowl mix together the wet ingredients i.e milk, eggs (or yoghurt) and butter. Give it a slight whisk
    4. Now mix the dry and the wet ingredients together till just mixed. Don’t over mix it
    5. Fold in the strawberries and the champagne if you are using
    6. Pour in the prepared mould and bake for about 15-20 minutes till a tooth pick comes out clean
    7. Leave it for cooling completely and while its cooling, go ahead and eat one. If you are anything like me and my son you will have only a couple left for frosting
    8. To make the frosting, using a handmixer beat butter till light and fluffy.
    9. Add sugar in three batches and beat till well incorporated
    10. Add the vanilla and the strawberry puree and beat for another minute, if you feel its too thin add some more icing sugar gradually till you reach the desired consistency
    11. Using a star nozzle pipe the frosting on the cupcakes and decorate with sprinklers
    Two Way Strawberry Chocolate Cupcakes and being in the news

    Just look at that crumb, soft moist and springy and this is the eggless one as I remember correctly.

    Now that the you have had the cupcakes, I think I can gloat a bit too, I mean if I won’t share my happiness with you readers, who will I share it with? The good news is that Sin-A-Mon has been getting a fair amount of media attention off late, both the humble blog and the business :), I have made a page to share all my media mentions. Stop over and look, leave a comment if you like and have a bite of these cupcakes with me to celebrate …

    And here is the biggest one, the latest one… Yesterday’s Times Life national edition carried a story on India’s Saucy foodies and I was featured along with my favourite foodie Kalyan of the Finely chopped fame, Maria Goretti, Kajal Tejsinghani

    You can read the article here and the link to the second page here

    My phone didn’t stop ringing all day, with tweets, FB messages, SMS and calls and we were out for a day trip to N’s village with friends and it was a happy day yesterday, like Kalyan says couldn’t stop beaming throughout the day but I think the best part of the day was when mom called after seeing the picture and I could hear a chirp in her voice after a long long time as she hadn’t been well, it almost felt that this article has half cured her ;) Its funny how these small things create magic sometimes but then I guess mum’s will be mum’s.

    And on that happy note, see you till next time. I have tons of things to post and this time I promise I won’t just go away.

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