Monday, February 23, 2009

Baking Mondays - Vanilla Raspberry Cupcakes

I was a very slack blogger over the weekend - but I am back on the blogging wagon today because it is Baking Monday! I planned to make these cupcakes a week ago for Valentines day, but with our short trip back to Mildura I didn't get the time to go to the shops to get all of the necessary ingredients - so here they are a week late.

I used the recipe for Magnolia's Vanilla Cupcakes and was planning to swirl some raspberry flavoured syrup through it to give it that extra burst of raspberry flavour. However, when I opened the syrup jar and it didn't make that lovely 'pop' sound to say that it was fresh I knew that dream was over. So instead we just have plain vanilla cupcakes - and it was lucky that they turned out! When I had finished mixing the ingredients I thought the batter looked incredibly dry - so I reread the instructions and whoops I forgot to add the eggs! I blame it on my silly mummy brain, thankfully they still turned out okay.

For the raspberry butter cream I used the recipe from Culinary Concoctions by Peabody. However, I put in a full cup of raspberry jam and it wasn't seedless because apparently that doesn't exist in my local shopping centre. Also I only used five and a half cups of icing sugar.

So the ratings?

7/10 from both Mat and I - these are definitely yummy, but they don't blow your socks off or anything.


drollgirl said...

well they sure are pretty!

Snooky doodle said...

what a nice cupcake! this must be delicious :)

The Sugar Fairy said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog, I like to find other Aussie bloggers.

I'm with you on the silly mummy brain, either way, eggs or no eggs the cupcake looks pretty.

JeLowe said...

They are pretty! I've been wanting to try the Magnolia cupcake recipe, but always forget to buy the self-rising flour! Would you recommend it as a base?

Anonymous said...

Yep these make a good base. Nice, light and fluffy.

Jocelan Thiessen said...

loooks yummmmmy!!