Thursday, 9 September 2010

French Yoghurt cupcakes with glazed icing

If someone said, 'bake me a cake as fast as you can,' then these lil darlings will save your day. It was all done in under half an hour, not to mention the use of very few cooking vessels making cleaning up easy as well. Soft and spongy and melt in your mouth, they taste delicious even the next day. These cakes also act as a great base for upside down cakes as well..you get a very pudding like consistency which I love.
There was something to celebrate in our lives today and since I wanted to do something special, other thank popping open a bottle of bubbly, these cupcakes which took very lil time was the perfect end to a glorious meal.
Makes 6 large cupcakes
Granulated sugar- 1/2 cup
Eggs- 2 small
Vanilla extract- 1/4 tsp
Plain yoghurt- 1/4 cup

All purpose flour- 1/2 cup
Baking powder- 1 tsp
Salt- a pinch

Flavourless oil- 1/4 cup

In a mixing bowl whisk together the sugar, eggs, vanilla extract and yoghurt till well combined and a pale yellow..approx 3 to 4 minutes.
Add the dry ingredients and mix well to combine.
Add the oil and fold in lightly, don't have to whisk vigorously.
Arrange 6 muffin liners on to a muffin tray and pour the batter 3/4th full.
Place in a pre-heated oven (175C) and bake for 20 to 22 minutes.
Take them out and leave to cool completely on a cooling rack.
While the cake is baking, make the glaze
Icing sugar- 1/2 cup
Milk- 1 tbsp
Red food colour- a tiny drop

Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl and keep stirring over a water bath (boiling water) until smooth and the coats the back of your spoon.
Once the cakes have cooled down, pour the glaze over the cupcakes.
I used very little since i don't like it too sweet.

31 comments:

Silence Sings said...

wow lovely.....loved the presentation and snap....

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

wow, that looks beautiful !!!

Tamanna said...

oh my...it is such a healthy cupcake! i can have this all day without adding the extra fat to my tummy =D

looks really fluffy and very beautifully presented.will try for sure someday

Satrupa said...

Ohh gosssshhhh ....... these lil pink cupcakes look so cute :)

Bookmarked it ....

Cheers n Happy Cooking,
Satrupa

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PranisKitchen said...

awesome looks so delicious and so soft and color ful muffins feel to grab one.. so good

Kairali sisters said...

They definitely are darling cupcakes Nisha..Loved the recipe..

Sharmilee! :) said...

Tempting cupcakes looks so beautifully baked

Nitha said...

Great clicks and delicious cup cakes.. Definitely gonna try this out.. was in search of a yogurt cake recipe..

Pointblank said...

they look cute di? celebration?? ahem.. ahem...






Dr.Sameena Prathap
said...

Hi,

yumm yumm...wow..love cup cakes...Lovely presentation...joining in!!

:)
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aipi said...

Oh my, those look delightful. Beautiful job.

US Masala

Monet said...

I'm all about celebration...especially when it involves cupcakes. I love the swirl of glaze you placed on the tops of these beauties. They look gorgeous...and I hope you enjoyed them!

Sandhya Hariharan said...

Perfectooo cuppy cakes!!!!
Ur posts are soo much well written...

Akila said...

so lovely.... how come the orange colour came....

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Priya said...

Woww cute and gorgeous looking cupcakes, very tempting clicks..

Vrinda said...

Delicious n pretty cup cakes..

archana said...

Loved the photos !

Suja Sugathan said...

Wow that looks so delightful..pretty and yummy treat

Nostalgia said...

what fun! Those cup cakes look sweet and cute and reminds me of children and play. Cheerful!

Gulmohar said...

They look so pretty...looks so airy and soft.

Radhika said...

Love the texture of this cup cake. A scoop of ice cream or some compote will make it sinfully delicious.

Torviewtoronto said...

lovely pictures
yummy addition of yogurt

Deepa said...

I am here for the first time and definitely going to hang on for a long long time..you have a wonderful collection of recipes..Gawd your photos have blown me..fabulous..love these yummy cakes..will try them soon..such small beauties..

Ananda Rajashekar said...

lovely inky pinky post, real darling cake :)

Maria said...

I so badly wanted to bake these cute cupcakes from the moment I saw it on FB & finally I baked it today evening. It came out so well & we both loved every bite of it. It's so easy to make & tastes great! I'll be baking this again for sure. Thank you so much for this wonderful recipe :)

Padhu said...

Cupcakes sound very simple and easy and as usual lovely pics

Yummy Team said...

Nisha,
I tried this cupcake yesterday. It turned out really well and was yummy too..Thanks a lot for the recipe. Will be sharing it in the blog sometime.. I am also planning to try your condensed milk pound cake soon. Will let you know how it turned out :)

Yummy Team said...

Sorry for the confusion Nisha..I had actually tried these French yoghurt cupcakes and not the other one. But I will definitely try it sometime and let u know :) Btw I shared these cupcakes with few of my friends yday and they too loved it! Thanks again for this easy recipe..

Sowmya Pillai said...

Hi Thanks for this recipe. But when i tried making this today in mocrowave oven, it got burnt in 10 minutes. I used silverfoil tray for cup cakes. Am i missing something here? Please help

Hb said...

Hey,

I tried this recipe yesterday and they didn't turn out like you've shown in the picture. I'm a novice baker so I could have messed up a step or two. They collapsed in the centre and weren't as airy as I expected them to be. Do you know where I could've gone wrong? Too much whisking?underbaking? I'm willing to learn from my mistakes :D

Thanks,
Hb

Hb said...

Hey,

Thanks for responding. I will try again sticking to exact measurements. I've used 350F temperature. I'm guessing that's the best for C temp you mentioned. I'll let you know when I try again. Oh by the way, I live in US now and I've used 2% yoghurt in my recipe.

Thanks,
Hb.