I saw this auspicious cupcakes just before Chinese New Year in Ann's blog. Then later I saw a whole Chinese New Year fondant cake in Sonia's blog.
I like fondant very much. It gives the cake a very clean, neat and pretty look. Don't you feel the same way too? :p
Have some left over fondant after making a set of birthday cake for a friend's 80 years old father. It is a 8" sponge cake with non dairy whipped cream frosting and a 12 pieces of cupcakes with fondant decorations. I will share this soon.
Back to my Chinese New Year cupcakes. I make chocolate cupcakes this time. I love the aroma of this chocolate powder very much. I would like to thanks Crystal from 厨房找快乐 for sending this wonderful chocolate powder and some lovely gifts to me（谢谢你水晶妹妹）
This chocolate cupcakes are very nice to eat with a coffee or tea.
I love the blend of chocolate powder with the orange zest, it is so flavourful..:D
I am submitting this post to Chinese New Year Delights 2013 hosted by Sonia aka Nasi Lemak Lover
recipe source: i can't remember where i got this recipe but if you know please let me know
125g butter.. soften (must be at room temperature)
125g golden castor sugar (i use 80g brown sugar)
110g self raising flour (sift together with cocoa powder)
2 1/2 tsp cocoa powder (i use chocolate powder)
2 eggs, lightly beaten (i use grade A)
1 tsp orange zest
50g chocolate chips (i omit this)
1) Preheat oven at 180c.
2) Cream butter and brown sugar till creamy and pale. Add in orange zest.
3) Add in egg, one at a time.
4) Turn mixer to low speed and dd in flour and chocolate powder and combine well.
5) Spoon into prepared paper cups about 70% full.
6) Bake in a preheated oven for 18-20 minutes.
7) Let the cupcakes cool before applying fondant.
(will share the fondant application later)
Hope you will enjoy this as much as i DO..(^^*）
Please join Zoe from Bake for Happy Kids and My Little Favourite DIY (myself) in 'Little Thumbs Up' event in March.Theme : TOMATO
Now this event starts on every first Tuesday of the month till month end. I believe some of you may have seen this event stated starts one every first Tuesday of the month for 2 weeks..right?? But due to a lot of bloggers friends support and also we could have more fun together we decided to make it a month event. Come join us and have fun together:D