Tuesday 8 January 2013

Vanilla Cup Cake With Baileys Frosting

A hour ago came back home from the train station after saying bye to Shyama, she has been home for the last 2 weeks for the holiday not that she had that much holiday as she was revising for her exams as colleges here in Belgium have exams after the holiday, which is a bumer for the kids as during the holiday they have to learn, plust point they can use the holiday for studying so guess it is a win win situation.
Of course if you have her for 2 weeks then one is so used to the routine if having her at home that I am totally lost after comming home, I cleaned up her room then cleaned up some plates and cups after the dinner we had before she left. And then to take my mind of I am sitting here and writting the post here.
It is a two hour train ride  ( long if you think as Belgium is a small country) not long at all if you think about how much every body have to travel as it is such a huge country.
She has to walk to her place some 15 minutes, so I am always waiting for her to ring me here at home when she get to her place.
Some might think why worry, but I am always happy to hear the phone riniging and when I hear a voice on the other side saying me she is in her place.
I am only worried as it is in the evening she leave, if it is during the day I wouldn't.
One must think one will be so used to her leaving now as when the college is there she comes home every weekend and goes back every sunday evening.
But I guess moms always worry .

Original Cupcake recipe id from Joy of baking

Vanilla Cupcakes:
1/2 cup (113 grams) unsalted butter, room temperature
2/3 cup (130 grams) granulated white sugar ( I added 70 gm)
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups (195 grams) all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup (60 ml milk)

 Vanilla Cupcakes: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C) and line 12 muffin cups with paper liners.

In the bowl of your electric mixer, or with a hand mixer, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the vanilla extract.

In a separate bowl whisk together the lemon zest, flour, baking powder, and salt.

With the mixer on low speed, alternately add the flour mixture and milk, in three additions, beginning and ending with the flour. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.

Evenly fill the muffin cups with the batter and bake for about 17 - 20 minutes or just until set and a toothpick inserted into a cupcake comes out clean. (Always check a few minutes before the stated baking time. Do not over bake or the cupcakes will be dry.) Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool

Original recipe here

Melt 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter or margarine; stir in 2/3 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa. Add 3 cups powdered sugar alternately with 1/3 cup milk and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract beating to spreading consistency. About 2 cups frosting.

I added less milk and added couple of tablspoon of bailey's.


Priya Suresh said...

I know you will be missing her na,yep we always worry a lot about them.

Damn cute cupcakes, cant take my eyes from that droolworthy frosting.

Gloria Baker said...

OMY Finla Always I find your cupcakes and macarons really georgeous!!
Believe all moms we are the same sigh!!

Cham said...

Ahh,that is motherhood Finla :)
Hope she had a wonderful time with you guys!
The cupcake frosting are luscious!

Divya Kudua said...

You remind me of my mom who kept looking at the gate the moment the clock hit 3(which was the time I came back from school/college)and went inside only when I was home.My college was hardly a 10 minute walk from my home:)Love the chocolate swirled cupcakes,a delight anytime!

Anonymous said...

this looks TOO good to be true. yum

Kitchen Chronicles said...

Cupcakes with that chocolate frosting looks too tempting. Feel like grasping one now.

Angie's Recipes said...

Gorgeous cupcakes, Finla.
I bet Shyama must be missing you a lot too.

sra said...

Arre wah! Bailley's frosting. The Spouse and Uncle will love these. Bailley's is my main purchase at the duty-free when I travel.

Cakelaw said...

OMG, these look fantastic! My mother is the same worrying about me - and I am old enough to have a daughter your age.

Unknown said...

I smiled when I read your post. Where ever we are in the world we mums are all the same! Your cupcakes are fabulous btw.

Bombay-Bruxelles said...

Sigh! Don't worry, she'll be back soon :-). Love that boosey frosting idea ;-)

Lawyer Loves Lunch said...

My mom still worries about me and I am now married with a kid of my own so your worry is completely normal :) At least you had cupcakes to distract you!