Happy Birthday to my dear blog “Food For Beauty.” (Feb 5th) It’s been a great one year of baking, blogging and semi reviewing beauty products. It’s been really fun experimenting new recipes and techniques. So for this special occasion I decided to go old school and make a marble cupcake recipe with coffee buttercream frosting.
How is that old school you would ask? Well back in the High School years my best friend would make these special marble cupcakes from Duncan Hines for birthdays or sleepover Fridays. Those were some happy times … so to bring back the good memories I ended up using a regular vanilla cupcake recipe courtesy of Joy of Baking. Recipe has been tweaked
Second half of the batter
Sift together the dry ingredients and set aside.
In a stand mixer whip butter until fluffy. Then slowly add the sugar into mix, until well combined.
Slowly mix in the egg into the batter one at a time. Next add the vanilla extract.
Combine the dry ingredients into the mix alternating between milk and dry ingredients, ending with the dry ingredients.
Now split the batter into 2 parts. Scoop out 2/3 of the vanilla batter into a separate bowl. This will leave you with 1/3 of the batter in stand mixture. Mix the cocoa powder into the batter. And to give it more of a chocolate taste, blend the chocolate pieces in. (If at this point the batter doesn’t look or smell chocolatey enough to your preference please feel free to add more cocoa powder.)
Scoop the two different batter into the cupcake liners, alternate between different batter. Lastly use a knife or toothpick swirl the batter a bit.
Bake at 350F for 12 minutes Regular size cupcakes and 9 minutes for minis
For the Coffee Buttercream recipe refer here