marble cupcakes

Marble Cupcakes

marble cupcakes

It’s a joy to bake these gorgeous cupcakes in silicon cases and this recipe is just the one for that. The advantage of using silicon cases is that they do not absorb the natural oiliness of the cake batter and keep the moisture and glistering looks intact!

These silicon cases look as good as new after a quick wash in the warm soapy water and could be used over and over again – very economical, easy and effective indeed!

If you do not have these silicon cupcakes, do not hesitate to bake them in normal paper cups placed in a cupcake tray.

You need the following items to make these beauties:

Self-raising flour 250 g
Butter/Margarine 250 g
Caster sugar 250 g
Eggs 4
Baking powder 1/2 tsp
Vanilla essence 1 tsp
Lemon juice and Salt 1 tsp and 2 pinches
Milk 1/4 cup
Cocoa powder 4 tbsp heaps

Two pinches of salt greatly help in in-incorporating all the flavours and bring out the best in them.

Let’s make it: Pre-heat the oven to 180 C . (Temperature conversion is given under Tips)

  • Beat butter and sugar together until creamy,  using an electric hand mixer for 3 – 4 mins. Make sure you go clockwise
  • Add eggs one at a time. Beat 3/4 rounds after each addition
  • Add vanilla essence, lemon juice and salt and beat for two rounds
  • Mix baking powder to flour and sieve onto the cake batter, holding the sieve well above it, allowing the air to escape
  • Do not use the electric mixer at this point.  Fold the flour gently with a wooden spoon until everything incorporates into a creamy batter
  • Now divide the batter into two separate bowls
  • Add cocoa powder to one bowl and mix thoroughly
  • Next, fill half of a Silicon cupcake case with plain vanilla batter and the other half with chocolate batter.  Continue until you fill up all cupcake cases
  • Place the cupcakes in a cupcake baking tray so that they will sit primly without falling over

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  • Stick the tray into the oven and bake for 15-20 mins
  • After 20 mins, open the oven door and gently press the top of a cupcake.  If it springs back to the same position, your cupcakes are ready to remove from the oven. If not, shut the door and let them bake for further 5 mins.
  • Take the tray out of the oven, let it cool off for 5 mins and peel off the Silicon cases. Let the cakes rest on a wire rack until cool enough to serve!
  • Yum!

Enjoy both buttery and chocolaty flavours in one dainty cupcake!

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