Thursday, October 29, 2015

Black Pineapple Cupcakes by Angela Seah Thulin

Black cupcakes? Whahahaha ok.. I was actually trying to achieve black color buttercream frosting for my son birthday cake (next week 7th Nov). I guess this is the best tone i could achieve. Most importantly, my son approves the tone! I do not want to waste the buttercream so I baked some cupcakes to go with it. And since the frosting is in black...errrie... i used a halloween cupcake liners to match it :)

I'm not someone who likes vanilla or cupcakes. But this...I added pineapple to it, the sweetness of the buttercream blends well with the sourish pineapple bits. I like!!!

Pineapple cupcakes with buttercream frosting

Cupcakes -
190g plain flour
100g unsalted butter
180g pineapple from can, cut
210g sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla essence
2 large eggs

120g unsalted butter
150g icing powder
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 tbsp milk  (1.5% fat) 
Opt - tsp of flavoring 
Opt - drop of food coloring (any color but not black)

Steps - 
Preheat oven to 180degree celsius 

1. Squeeze the juice out from the pineapple itself (too wet will make the cupcakes very moist), cut them into bite size pieces.
2. In a bowl with flour, baking powder and salt - mix them well together. 
3. In your whisking bowl using electric mixer - beat the butter, sugar n vanilla essence. Then add the eggs in and beat till well mix. 
4. Add the flour in n give a quick whisk till well mix. 
5. Fold the pineapple bits in n mix well. Fill the cupcake liners to 2/3 full.
6. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until toothpick inserted center comes out clean. 
7. Let the cupcakes cool before you do piping. 

Buttercream -
1. Cream the butter and half of the icing powder first till well mix. 
2. Then add the balance icing powder in with vanilla essence and milk. Done.

Note - 
a) Every oven temperature is different. I baked mine at 160degree celsius for 20minutes.
b) Add more pineapple chunks if you like. Ensure little juice.

Decorated by son

All decorated by son

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