All occasion “cupcakes”… (cupcake veya minikek)

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*Turkce tarif icin yazinin sonundaki linke tiklayabilirsiniz!

I don’t know what to name these cupcakes… I am actually not feeling very creative today… Of course, and unfortunately, blogging is not what I do for a living… My husband and I own a marble and tile business… we had to move the business to another location… if you haven’t carried a piece of natural stone tile yet… think about how much 5 porcelain plates weigh and that’s roughly how much just one tile weighs… of course marble tiles come in boxes… and those boxes weigh about 80 lbs each… those boxes come in crates… the crates weigh about 2000 lbs (which we cannot carry by manpower of course)… in total we moved 150 crates… 9 full truckloads… of course there were lots of boxes of tile moved, carried, consolidated… and lots and lots of office stuff… then we moved to the new location, which is very industrial and we basically took over a big empty box… and then we fixed that box and made a showroom out of it…in about 6 days… there was so much drama going on, I thought it might also be a good idea to start a business blog… oh well… if not, I might post pictures soon of this move and the business just for variety purposes…

Until then, I just need some therapy in the form of cooking and knitting … I have been too tired to do both… But we still did cook in this house out of necessity… We have 6 hungry people to feed each day.

These cupcakes were made last weekend, knowing this week would be a tough one and I just needed the good energy…

Turkish pastry culture doesn’t have “cupcakes” in  it… We don’t even have a name for them, I googled and made translation up… Still, cupcakes are just loved by adults and now the kids in this house… This is a basic cupcake recipe that gives me good results without too much hassle… no flour sifting, no egg separating and they rise perfectly. I modified a recipe by Gale Gand from years ago. I used to watch her show a lot and printed out a recipe from the food network site. I am not even sure if she still has the TV show… The original recipe was called “Cupcake Christmas Tree”… and I heavily modified it…

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All Occasion Cupcakes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil (I prefer canola)
  • (2 tablespoons dark cocoa for chocolate cupcakes)

-Preheat oven to 375F.

-Put paper cups in 2 muffin tin trays. You might have to bake in batches.

-Mix sugar, flour, baking powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add the eggs and milk… Slowly add the vegetable oil.

-Fill the cups halfway.

-Bake for 20 minutes until golden brown to light brown on top.

-If you want to create a variety, add 2 tablespoons dark cocoa to the next batch. If too thick add a splash of milk.

As for frosting: The original recipe calls for buttercream… I still could not find a buttercream that I like… The unmelted confectioner’s sugar in buttercream bothers me so much… Just like me, eat them however you like… These are so good, even without frosting… 

-Serve with your favorite frosting on the side with colorful fruits, sprinkles and whatever you have got in your baker’s pantry…

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Yum… Yummm…YUMMY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Until next time… g.

Kapkekler

“Kapkek” bizim Turk pasta kulturumuzde varolan birsey degil. En azindan benim kucuklugumde degildi… Kucuk turtalar, pastalar pisirilse de, kucuk kaplarda kekler sunulmazdi. Amerika’da kapkekler ozellikle “cocuk dogumgunlerinin” favorisi… Minik eller icin ideal boyutta olmalarindan ya da her istege gore “kendi kekini kendin yap” seklinde dekore edilebildiklerinden cocuklar tarafindan sevilmelerine sasirmamak lazim.

Amerika’ya tasindigimizdan beri, hem buyukler, simdi de kucukler tarafindan cok seviliyorlar… Gale Gand isminde, burada TV programi yapan bir pastacinin tarifinden adapte ettim asagidaki tarifi… Cok basit, pek oyle un elemeyi, yumurta ayirmayi gerektirmeyen bir tarif oldugundan siddetle tavsiye ediyorum… Ancak bu kekleri pisirmeniz icin “kapkek” ya da kucuk “muffin” firin tepsisine ihtiyaciniz olacak. Ayrica iclerini, kapkek kagitlariyla kaplamayi unutmayin… Son olarak, uzerlerine istediginizi koyup yiyebilirsiniz. Krem santi, pastaci kremasi, boncuklu sekerler ve meyve… Hic kremasiz da ve kendi hallerinde de cok guzel oluyorlar…

Malzemeler

  • 2 bardak seker
  • 2 1/4 bardak un
  • 1 paket kabartma tozu
  • 1 paket karbonat
  • 1/4 tatli kasigi tuz
  • 2 yumurta
  • 1 bardak tam yagli sut
  • 1/2 bardak sivi yag (kokusuz, bitkisel yag)
  • (2 corba kasigi dark kakao. Iki renk kapkek yapmayi isterseniz)

-Firininizi 200C ye getirin.

-Muffin tepsinize kapkek kagitlarinizi koyun. (1 muffin tepsisi yeterli olmayabilir. Pisirme suresi kisa oldugunda, 2-3 sefer pisirmek pek problem olmuyor)

-Seker, un, kabartma tozu, karbonat ve tuzu karistirin. Yumurta ve sutu ekleyin. Yavasca sivi yagi ekleyin.

-Kaplari yariya kadar doldurun.

-20 dakika ustu kizarana kadar pisirin.

-Eger kakaolu kek de yapmak istiyorsaniz, karisimin yarisina 2 corba kasigi kakaoyu ekleyin. Eger cok koyulasirsa biraz sut koyun.

Uzeri icin: Orjinal tarifte Amerika’da “buttercream” yani “tereyag krema” denilen bir krema tavsiye ediliyor. Cogu cupcake icin bu krema kullaniliyor burada. Ancak tereyag kremalarindaki erimemis pudra sekeri tadi benim pek hosuma gitmiyor. O yuzden ben kapkeklerimi krem santiyle yemegi tercih ediyorum.

-En sevdiginiz pastaci kremasiyla, ayri kaselere degisik meyveler ve pasta susleri koyarak servis yapin. Misafirleriniz kendi istedigi gibi kapkeklerini yapip, yesin…

Afiyet olsun…g.

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2 responses to “All occasion “cupcakes”… (cupcake veya minikek)

  1. wow! looks amazing and kids love this.
    cupcakes are so goood.

    thanks

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