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Chiffon cupcakes with brown sugar frosting

3 Oct

Reason number one why I should never have too much free time: I end up making things that may one day kill me. Things that are oh so delicious soothing all my lady mood swings, but also make my waistline unflattering. Things like these chiffon cupcakes with brown sugar cream cheese frosting and shaved chocolate. Is your sweet tooth turned on yet? Mine certainly was, and after I had my fill of these I finished it off with a mug of black tea. The cake texture is light and fluffy. When it comes to frosting, my all time favorite type has got to be cream cheese frosting. There is just something about the acidity and savory flavor of cream cheese that tickles my taste buds just right. I used brown sugar here to give it a toasty molasses flavor and added just a bit of shaved chocolate for decoration. Warning: this may not be the easiest thing to make for first time bakers.

Chiffon cupcake by Alton Brown

5.25 oz of cake flour (these have lower gluten for a less chewy cake

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon kosher salt

5 large eggs, separated

6 ounces sugar, divided (5 oz and 1 oz)

1/4 cup water

1/4 cup vegetable oil

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

5/8 teaspoon cream of tartar

1. Pre heat oven to 325 degree F

2. Line 2 muffin tins with paper (12 muffin each)

3. Beat egg whites (make sure there are no yolk at all and all your equipment is dry) and without stopping add cream of tartar. Beat on high going in one direction (clockwise or counter clockwise) non-stop for 6-7 minuets or until stiff peaks. At the 4 minute mark add 1 oz of sugar. Set aside

4. Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt.

5. Beat egg yolks, 5oz of sugar until mixture becomes a pale yellow ribbon like consistency. Then add water, oil and vanilla extract.

6. Whisk in flour mixture until well incorporated.

7. Add 1/3 of your egg whites and fold it into the yolk and flour mixture. Add the rest of egg whites in and fold gently until well mixed. Do Not Stir vigorously.

8. Divide batter into muffin cups and bake for 30 minutes. The cupcakes are done if you can insert a knife or toothpick into the center and it comes out clean.

Brown Sugar Cream Cheese Frosting

8 oz cream cheese at room temperature

1 stick of butter at room temberature

3/4 C brown sugar

shaved chocolate (optional)

1. beat together butter and cream cheese

2. add in brown sugar and beat until smooth.

3. sprinkle with shaved chocolate for decoration.

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