Wednesday, November 18, 2009

3 years of blogging call for chocolate-mayonnaise cupcakes with raspberry cream

Chocolate-mayonnaise cupcakes with raspberry cream / Cupcakes de chocolate e maionese com chantilly de framboesa

There was a birthday celebration at home yesterday, but not mine nor Joao’s – this very blog turned 3!

I cannot believe it’s been that long – so many posts, recipes and photos... Not to mention the wonderful people I’ve met, virtually or personally, because of the blog. The comments and emails I get from you make me really happy and willing to improve my skills and learn more. Thank you for keeping me company all this time! You're the best!

I’d been meaning to bake these cupcakes for months – was intrigued by the addition of mayo to the batter, instead of butter – but thought they deserved a special occasion; this is certainly one. :D

Chocolate-mayonnaise cupcakes with raspberry cream / Cupcakes de chocolate e maionese com chantilly de framboesa

Chocolate-mayonnaise cupcakes with raspberry cream
cupcakes from Sticky, Chewy, Messy, Gooey, frosting from Sky High: Irresistible Triple-Layer Cakes

Cupcakes:
1 cup (140g) all purpose flour
1/3 cup + ½ tablespoon (33g) cocoa powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup (200g) caster sugar
1 large egg
½ cup mayonnaise (not low-fat)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2/3 cups (160ml) boiling water

Raspberry cream:
112g (4oz) unsweetened frozen raspberries, thawed, with the juices
1 cup (240ml) heavy cream
¼ cup (50g) caster sugar
1 teaspoon rosewater

Position a rack in the middle of the oven and preheat to 180°C/350°F. Line one standard 12-cup muffin pan with paper cupcake liners*.

In a large bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
In another bowl, combine the sugar and egg and beat with an electric mixer set at medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Beat in the mayonnaise and vanilla just until combined. Reduce the speed to medium and beat in half the flour mixture until just combined. Stop the mixer and scrape down the sides of the bowl. Add half the boiling water and beat at very low speed just until the batter is smooth, 5-10 seconds. Add the remaining flour mixture and beat just until combined, 5-10 seconds longer. Beat in the remaining water – the batter will be somewhat thin.

Divide batter among the prepared cupcake cups, filling them about 2/3 full. Bake until a wooden skewer inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean, 18 to 22 minutes. Transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

Make the raspberry cream: put the raspberries and their juices in a small non-reactive saucepan and cook over medium-low heat, mashing the berries with a large spoon, until they give up all their juices, 6-8 minutes. Let cool, then strain through a sieve to remove the seeds. Add the sugar and rosewater and stir until the sugar dissolves. Set aside.
In a chilled bowl, with chilled beaters, whip the cream until stiff. Fold in the raspberry purée.

When the cupcakes are completely cool, frost them generously with the raspberry cream and serve.

* I used 1/3-cup (80ml) capacity pans

Makes 12

Chocolate-mayonnaise cupcakes with raspberry cream / Cupcakes de chocolate e maionese com chantilly de framboesa

34 comments:

Pam said...

Beautiful cupcakes for a beautiful blog! Happy 3 years!

celeste said...

If it wasn't for the blog itself, the wonderful person that is the owner of it deserves a whole bunch of congratulations for the beautiful work and the dedication to the hobby and the people she met since she started it! You are very special and I hope you have many more years to celebrate these moments :) luv u
BTW, this cupcake, specifically, was extremely delicious.....

lululu said...

happy birthday!
i agree with u that those generous feedbacks are one of the important reasons to keep the blog going!
mayo cupcake sounds really interesting. i bet it must be super moist!

Paz said...

What an interesting mix of ingredients. The cupcakes look delicious.

Happy Blog Anniversary!

Wishing you many more,
Paz

The Cooking Photographer said...

Wow. Three years. Are you still sane?

I'm so glad you're here for the long hall. I would miss you if you ever went away.

oneordinaryday said...

These are the perfect treat to celebrate with! I love chocolate mayonnaise cake and with that lovely frosting on top, this sounds just amazing.
Congrats on 3 years!!

Kristen said...

I have to admit that mayo cupcakes sounds gross, but I bet it works well when you get past the thought of what warm mayo looks like ;-)

Congrats on your birthday celebration! 3 years is a long time, Cheers!

Mimi said...

Happy Third Birthdy. You have such a lovely blog. I always enjoy my visit here.
Mimi

Evelin said...

mayo cupcakes - yum!
I've made mayo cookies for ages now by me granny's recipe and I absolutely love them. Especially with white chocolate on top;)

Congrats on your 3-year birthday!!:)

Vanille said...

Happy blog anniversary Patricia !
Cute cupcakes !

Katja Kristoferson said...

Congrats!

Beautiful and inspirational. I'm shooting a cook book on cup cakes right, to be published in Sweden.

Thanks!

Amber @ Native Food and Wine said...

These are the cutest cupcakes ever! They sound so intriguing too. I love mayonnaise. What's not to love right? I'll have to try these someday.

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

happy birthday ^^

Susan from Food Blogga said...

It's amazing that three years have passed already, Patricia! That means I'll be coming up on three soon too. You were one of the first bloggers I ever "met," and I'm grateful for that. Congratulations to you, my dear!

Heather said...

How divine and definitely on my "to copy list!" Happy blog Birthday too.

Shauna from Piece of Cake said...

Happy Blogging Birthday! I've made the whole Peach Melba Cake with that delicious raspberry cream from the Sky High book--divine!

Deborah said...

Happy blog birthday! What a great way to celebrate!

Jessica said...

Happy 3 years! And mayo frosting? How creative!

Abby said...

Happy Blogiversary!

And mayo cakes - how wonderfully Southern of you!

Alicia (The Red Deer) said...

Happy blogeversary! Mayo sounds interesting - I will have to try it one day.

Anonymous said...

It was extremely interesting for me to read the blog. Thanks for it. I like such themes and everything connected to them. I would like to read a bit more soon.

Andrea said...

I just discovered your blog and fell in love with it right away. :)
You have a beautiful blog with extraordinary photos and wonderful recipes.

Dimah said...

Happy Blog Anniversary! :)
Beautiful cupcakes!

Bellini Valli said...

Three years of blogging, that is certainly something to celebrate Patricia!!!! Congratulations and we look forward to another year!!!

lisa @ dandysugar said...

Congratulations on turning 3!

This most definitely calls for a celebration. I always look forward to reading your posts--great recipes and beautiful photos that make me want to just take a bite!

Cheers to you!=)

kate said...

this supports my theory that mayo makes everything better. congrats!

LyB said...

Congratulations, Patricia! I hope you keep blogging for many more years to come. Your photos are looking more and more gorgeous and tempting each time you post! You've certainly intrigued me with this cupcake recipe. :)

Nicisme said...

Happy Blog Birthday!! Well done on 3 wonderful years of beautiful deliciousness!

Anna said...

Three years?! Congratulations! Those cupcakes are adorable and the frosting looks so fluffy and good!

Kathleen said...

These cupcakes look sooo lovely and sound off the hook delish!!

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

Three years -- congratulations! It's no small accomplishment to maintain a blog for that long. Here's to many more years of sweet deliciousness from your kitchen.

Patricia Scarpin said...

Pam, thank you!

Cel, luv u, too, darling!
xoxo

Lu, thank you!
It was super moist, indeed!

Paz, thank you!

Laura, still sane! :)
Thank you for your kind words.

One Ordinary Day, thank you!

Kristen, not gross at all, believe me. :)
Thank you!

Mimi, thank you!

Evelin, aren't they really moist?
Thank you!

Vanille, thank you!

Katja, that is so exciting!

Amber, thank you for visiting! I hope you do try them.

Anonymous, thank you!

Susan, you are far too kind, my dear. And you have a very special place in my heart, too.
xx

Heather, hope you like them! Thank you, sweetie!

Shauna, thank you! That book is amazing, isn't it?

Deb, thank you!

Jessica, thank you! Actually, the mayo goes into the cake batter. :D

Abby, thank you!
;)

Alicia, thank you, darling! I hope you like them.

Andrea, thank you! You are very kind.

Dimah, thank you!

Bellini, thank you very much!

Lisa, thank you!
You are just too sweet!
xx

Kate, that is a great theory. ;)
Thank you!

Lynne, thank you, my dear friend!
xx

Nic, thank you, darling!

Anna, thank you!

Kathleen, thank you for stopping by!

Lydia, thank you, my lovely friend!
xx

Bunnies said...

Hi,

Just curious to know if these cupcakes are super duper delicious and the texture.

Thanks and Happy birthday!

Patricia Scarpin said...

Hi, Bunnies,
The cupcakes are really moist and chocolatey and the frosting is delicious, too!
Hope you like it!

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