Easy to make and delicious to taste cupcakes begin their history since the time of the Roman Empire. However, they have gained popularity in countries with native English speakers. In England, farmers took this little "cake for one" with them to work in the fields to eat it during lunch. The British moved to America, where this recipe gained a large-scale celebrity. The first official mention of this cake is considered to be an entry in the American recipe book "American Cooking" by Amelia Simmons. Actually, it was she, according to the Americans, who came up with this name and the recipe for "cake in a cup".
TOP 5 recipes for making cupcakes at home
A classic recipe of cupcakes
You will need the following ingredients:
butter-150 g, sugar-200 g, flour-300 g, 2 eggs, 200 ml of milk, 6 g of baking powder and 5 g of salt.
1. Beat the melted butter with a mixer with sugar, then beat in the eggs and salt.
2. Take a sieve and sift the baking powder with flour.
3. Pour the dry mixture to the already whipped products. Stir with a silicone spatula.
4. gradually add the milk.
5.Stir all until a homogeneous mass.
6. pour the dough into the molds, fill them only 2/3 of the height.
7. preheat the oven to 170 c. bake cupcakes for 30 minutes.
The trick is that we do not allow the flour to combine with other products too early and slowly knead the dough with a spatula.
Recipe for cupcakes in the microwave
Take 4 tablespoons of flour, baking powder 3 tsp. and mix them in a separate container. from liquid products-milk 4 tablespoons and 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil. Mix them in another container and add 4 tablespoons of sugar. Mix all the ingredients together to a sour cream consistency. Pour the dough into molds, silicone ones are best. Pre-lubricate the forms with butter. Put the dough in the microwave with a power of 700-750W for 5 minutes.
You can check the readiness with a toothpick. Stick it in the dough, if it remains wet, the dough is not baked yet and it is worth putting it to bake for another couple of minutes.
Chocolate Cupcake Recipe
You will need the following ingredients: 110 g of butter, 2 cups powder, 110 g of melted chocolate, 2 tbsp powder milk too, 2 tbsp, 1 tsp vanilla.
Beat the liquid products first, mix the dry ones in a separate container. After that, we connect them together. Fill 2/3 of the molds and bake at a temperature of 170-180 With 20-30 minutes.
Recipe for orange cupcakes with olive oil
The whole point is that instead of the classic recipe with butter, we use olive oil.
you will need 1 cup and 2 tablespoons of flour, baking powder one teaspoon, the same amount of salt, a glass of olive oil, a glass of sugar, two eggs and a little vanilla. For a light orange flavor, add 1 tsp of grated orange zest to the dough.
We prepare the dough in the same way.
Recipe for cupcakes "Red Velvet"
Take 200 g of flour, one and a half tsp.baking powder, 150 g of sugar, one tbsp. l. cocoa, 150 ml. kefir, 90 ml of vegetable oil, 70 g of eggs, food red dye.
1.The dry ingredients are mixed in the same container, the liquid in the other.
2. add red dye to the liquid mixture until a satisfactory color is obtained.
3. Mix both mixtures with a silicone spatula until you get a uniform consistency.
4. Pour the dough into 2/3 of the molds and put in a preheated 175 C oven.
5. After 10-12 minutes, watch the cupcakes. if the dough springs when you press it, then the cupcake is baked.
Life hack! The crust will come out a little dry. In order to give the cupcakes a softer shape, leave them to cool for a couple of minutes in the molds, and then place them in a container and close the lid. Hold them for 3-4 hours and enjoy a soft "cake for one".
Facts about cupcakes
In 2012, the first vending machine that could sell cupcakes appeared in the United States.
National Cupcake Day falls on December 15.