Let’s go for the cupcakes first and then the award.
I made these cupcakes especially for my little nephew Nicholas, since I had prepared some vanilla cupcakes with pineapple frosting and knew that Nick loves chocolate…I could not let him down. Instead of regular cupcake recipe I thought that it would be a good idea to use a lighter batter and frost with marshmallow, which is sweeter… so here is the recipe.
4 tablespoon all purpose flour
2 tablespoon chocolate powder
6 tablespoon sugar, divided into half
¼ teaspoon baking powder
2 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 tablespoon water
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
1 pinch salt
Preheat oven to 325F, Sift flour, chocolate powder, baking powder and salt into a small bowl. Separate the eggs carefully. Add the cream of tart to the egg whites and mix using a clean and dry beater until stiff, add the other half sugar and continue to beat until flip upside down it does not fall.
Add the oil to the egg yolk and beat until the color is a pale yellow, add the other half sugar and continue to beat. Add the water and the vanilla extract, beat until well mixed. Add the dry ingredients and beat for more approximately 2 minutes.
Gently fold the egg whites to the batter using a spatula, make sure that you mix very gently. Pour the batter to the cupcake forms and bake for 8 to 10 minutes.
Frost the mini cupcakes with ready made marshmallow and garnish with cherry.
Makes 24 mini cupcakes.
Did you know that cocoa in chocolate have potential health benefits? One of the suggested beneficial effects of cocoa or dark chocolate includes the circulatory system. It seems that epicatechin, a substance found in cocoa possess an antioxidant effect.
Now the award…
Since I am fairly new in the blogging affair, when I saw that I got an award from Lisa at Parsley, Sage, Desserts and Line Drives….by the way, thank you Lisa, you are an inspiration! I was happy and at the same time scared…and my brain went a million miles per hour: What should I do? How should I copy the logo? To whom should I pass it to? Let me tell you, I went through a very terrifying moments…even afraid to open my blog and had to deal with the award issue…well, I after a good night sleep I decided that I could manage and here I am passing the award.
Before passing the award I have to confess to Sophie at Sophie Foodiefiles that when she gave me a Humane award back in July 2009, I was a little lost and did not know what to do with it…should I pass or just keep it quiet…I am sorry if the award should be passed and got stuck with me.
One more thing…I do not want to be sentimental, but I’d like to thank you all for the support of this past 6 months, it has been incredible what I’ve learned, so only how to mix and match food but facts and stories of your life, sometimes funny sometimes sad, either through words or pictures, it all made me understand and appreciate the personality behind the blogs. It is all so fascinating!
There are so many people that I’d like to pass the award, but I am allowed to only 13 people so I had to struggle again…please go visit their sites and enjoy! And you that got the award, please pass it to 13 other people.
Natasha at 5 Star Foodies
Grace at A Southern Grace
Hannah at Bitter Sweet
Sophia at Burp and Slurp
DoggyBloggy at ChezWhat?
Talita at Chocorango
Lisa at Dandy Sugar
Cassie at Foodie with Little Thyme!
Erica at Itzy’s Kitchen
Teanna at Spork of Foon
Crystal and Amir at The Duo Dishes
Catherine at The Unconfidential Cook
Kim at The Ungormet