Sunday, May 13, 2012

13 May 12 (Sun) - Vanilla Cupcakes (Happycall Version)

Had planned to do major cooking today but in the end, due to the cooling weather, I decided to cook something simpler and then try my hands on baking using the Happycall Pan. Used the basic vanilla cupcake recipe that I always use. Unlike the previous attempt which I only used cupcake cases to bake, this time I used two muffin liners and lined another four muffin tins with cupcake cases to do the baking.

Set the timer for 10 minutes and baked over low heat while shifting the pan left and right at a few minutes interval. Checked the cakes at the end of 10 minutes using a toothpick and it didn't come out completely clean. So set the timer for another 5 minutes and repeat the process of the baking. After the 5 minutes were up, off the heat and left the cakes inside for another few minutes. Then checked again using a toothpick and this time, it came out clean.

Took the cakes out to cool, I noticed that the top of the cakes were soft and yellow, unlike normal baking using the oven which results in light brown and slightly harder tops. Turned over and saw the bottom of the cupcake cases were slightly blacken while the bottom of the muffin liners were slightly browned.

Overall, this attempt is much, much better than the previous attempt.

Muffin tins

One blacken, one browned
Muffin liners

Final results

Wonder if I had greased the pan or the muffin tins, would the cupcake cases and muffin liners still be blacken and browned. Perhaps I should try it out next time.

Ingredients (Makes 6):
50g butter - soften
50g castor sugar
50g self-rising flour
1/3 tsp vanilla extract
15ml milk
1 egg

1.  Line 4 foil muffin tins with cupcake cases
2.  Place the butter, sugar, flour, vanilla extract, egg and milk in a large bowl
3.  Whisk the ingredients till smooth
4.  Arrange the cake batter into the cupcake cases and 2 muffin liners
5.  Arrange the tins and liners into the Happycall Pan
6.  Cover and lock to bake for 15 minutes over low heat, shifting the pan left and right every 2-3 minutes to ensure even baking
7.  Off the heat and let the cakes rest for a few minutes
8.  Open the cover and do the toothpick test
9.  If the toothpick comes out clean, transfer the cakes to a wire rack and allow to cool

---------------- Edited on 14 May 2012 ----------------

Feedback from colleagues were that the cakes tasted yummy. One of them commented that the cake was soft and moist.

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