Monday 3 February 2014

Cosmo Cupcakes

If I have time I try to make a cake for sunday afternoon coffee. And yesterday I did want to make a Sacher Torte as duaghter was home for weekend, but then even though we love chocolate, FIL dodn't like chocolate so making of Sachertorte was cancelled to my disapointment and I decided to make these cupecakes.

Ofcourse during the coffee time we were diivided again.

FIL doesn't like butter cream so he mostly removed all the buttercream before he ate it.
And Hans kept on saying that this time the butter cream was too sweet and that there was no vodka taste ( I do agree) I don't know why they say add vodka as vodka as no taste anyway, i will use next time another boose :-)

Shyama and I loved the cupcake and the frosting as we were like how can you not like frosting on a cupcake as that is the best part.
I had kept 2 cupcakes for niece in FIL fridge and I see that she loved them as today when I went there it was vanished :-)

Makes 12 cupcakes ( I got 8 )

Recipe from Lola's Cupcakes

180 gm sugar ( I added less )
1 1/2 tbsp orange juice
1 1/2 tbsp Grand Marnier ( I used Cointreau )
1/2 tbsp of baking powder
65 gm of butter ( roomtemperature)
2 eggs
75 ml milk
oinch of salt
2 tbsp of lime juice

For the Cosmo Butter cream:
125 gm butter in room temperature
500 gm powder sugar ( I only used 350 gm)
1 tbsp of vanilla extract
2 tbsp of vodka
3 tbsp of pomegranate syrup
Lime parts for decorating

Methid :
Make first the grandmarnier glaze.
Add 50 gm of the sugar and the orange juice in a pan and heat it till the sugar is fully dissolved and then add the Grand marnier. Keep them aside.

Preheat the oven to 180° c.
Sieve the flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl.
Add the butter together with the sugar in a bowl and whisk them with a hand mixer or Kitche Aid till they are pale in colour.
Add the aggs one by one and whisking them.
Add  bit of flour then the milk and again flour and milk till all the flour is added.
Mix well.
Divide them into the cupcake tins and bake them for 20 - 25 minutes or till they are baked.
When the cupcakes are baked leave them to cool and then brush the tops of the cupcakes with the glaze which is kept aside.

Now make the buttercream.
 Sieve the powder sugar.
Add the butter into a bowl and whisk till fluffy with a hand mixer or KA then add the powder sugar , whisk and then add the vanilla extract, pomegranate syrup and vodka.
Continue whisking till you have a very fluffy butter cream.
Pipe them to the cooled cupcakes and decorate with the lime parts and enjoy.



Trishnanta said...

I totally agree. How can anyone not like frosting on their cupcakes? Love your photography as always. These photos are killing me. Want a bite right now :)

Angie's Recipes said...

Frosting makes the cupcakes, doesn't it? These cupcakes look glorious, Finla.

Cham said...

Ok if we add Vodka in frosting who doesn't love it for the kick :) We don't love frosting even my son - good for his teeth :)
Totally apt for V day this pink frost!

Unknown said...

This is looking super....... nice clicks!