Saturday, October 15, 2011

Perfect vanilla cupcakes with Strawberry jam filling and chocolate butter cream frosting...A treat for halloween

I have been baking for past 6-7 years now and these cupcakes have given me a tough time....Sometime they won't rise and sometimes they don't have a uniform dome...I have been trying and trying until I got this recipe....I have tried this recipe for quite sometime now and I can happily say that it is has always worked....These are the basic cupcakes which can be filled with filling of your choice or can be just frosted and not filled or can be eaten as such...

All you need is

For the cupcake

All purpose flour-11\4 cup
Baking powder-11\4 tsp
Baking soda-1\2 tsp
Salt-1\2 tsp
Sugar-3\4 cups
Oil-1\2 cup
Milk-1\2 cup
Vanilla extraci-1 tsp
lemon juice-1\2 tsp

For filling

Strawberry jam-4 tbsp
Water- 2tsp

For chocolate butter cream

Unsalted butter- 1 cup
Confectioner's sugar-31\2 cups
Cocoa powder-1\2 cup
Heavy cream-1\2 cup
Vanilla extract-1\2 tsp

Method of preparation

Vanilla cupcakes

Pre heat the oven to 350 degrees
Put cup cake liners in the tray
Add lemon juice in milk and keep aside
Mix all purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a bowl
Beat egg in a bowl for 10 seconds
Add sugar and beat for a minute
Add vanilla and oil and beat for another minute
Add half of the flour and beat for 10 seconds
Add half of the milk and beat for 10seconds
Repeat with the remaining flour and milk
Pour batter into the liners till 2\3 rd full
Bake for 20-25 minutes at 350 degrees
Cool in the tray for 2-3 minutes and then transfer to a cooling rack

Filling the cup cakes

Add  2 tsp of water in the jam and mix well
Fill in a zip lock bag fitted with a long tip
Insert the tip in the center of the cupcake and fill the jam
If you don't have a tip, just scoop a little from the center and fill with the jam

Chocolate butter cream

Cream butter and sifted sugar in a bowl till light and fluffy
Add whipping cream, vanilla extract and cocoa powder
Increase the mixer speed and beat for 3-4 minutes
If you want more stiff consistency, add more sugar
And if you want thinner, then add a tsp of milk

You are all set to play with your cupcakes now....As Halloween is approaching,  I made white chocolate spider webs  for the top...You can decorate them as you want to....

Linking my recipe to Halloween Fiesta  hosted by Vardhini of


  1. wow....absolutely fantastic halloween treat...
    love your perfection...hats off Neha..;)
    Tasty Appetite

  2. Admire your patience Gal. I would have left it after the 3rd time. I consider 3 decent enough to wash my hands off :) But this is so beautiful Neha. Love those scary spiders.

  3. you have an amzing blog..ur pictures and recipes are great...i just have one suggestion...plz try to change you font....its very hard to takes away the attention from ur nice pictures...hope u take this comment positively...ur well wisher ,fellow blogger and follower..plz dont publish this comment

  4. looks really delicious neha, what a treat:-) Kids would love these cuppies, and adults too!

  5. Beautiful & I am sure they are tasty too...I have the same problems when baking cup cakes.want to try your recipe...
    Thanks for sharing with Food Corner...

  6. Beautiful decoration! great clicks too..

  7. Great job Neha,beautiful treat..

  8. yummy cup cakes... kudos to your patience.. Cupcakes look perfect for halloween...

  9. Beautiful and perfect for Halloween.

  10. wow neha thts a mindblowing presentation...amazing halloween treat...i m scared...hihi..
    cupcakes look decadent with tht bful spread...hats off darling...

  11. aah, nice and scary one. Very beautifully and patiently done

  12. wow ths s the way u present it and interesting too

  13. hi neha, what a contribution for halloween. i am sure those who have phobia on spiders will be thrilled to eat up her webs, ha ha ha ha

  14. Love the deco and the presentation of the cakes, looks so fabulous.

  15. Luks Very yumm,well-done spider cup cakes.Luv it

  16. wow, a great job dear, looks so delight for sure..

  17. These cupcakes sure do look perfect for halloweeen!

    Richa @ Hobby And More Food Blog

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  19. I do love the vanilla and strawberry combo. These little cupcakes look perfect. Thank you for sharing!
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