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Delicious Cupcake Recipes to Woo Your Kids

There is not a single doubt about the fact that children love to eat but only those foods that have a mouth watering look as well as taste. However, for the mother the biggest challenge is to meet the high and very choosy standards of the children and to cook something that is both healthy as well as loved by her kids. There are only a handful of foods items that children love to indulge in more than regularly. Among them cupcakes, is definitely something that they are fond of. Every mother should know not only how to bake the cupcakes in the right manner but also on how to decorate it to make it more appealing for the child. This might be quite a hard thing to do especially for those who do not even know how to start the process of making cupcakes.

A little secret research also shows that adults are equally fond of cupcakes. The best thing about this sweet indulgence is that there is a range of flavours that you can make cupcakes in. This helps in breaking the monotony and trying out new ideas. This is the reason that the below mentioned food guide gives you a variety of cupcake recipes to try out. All you need to do is check them out and pick your favourite one. This will surely help you woo your kids without much effort. Make sure you have all the ingredients handy before you start preparing some cute and delicious cupcakes! Get going!

Best Cupcakes Recipes to Indulge In

Choco Chip and Vanilla Cupcake

The classy combination of vanilla flavours with chocolate never goes out of fashion and is one of the all time favourites among children. This is no doubt one of the basic flavoured cupcakes that everyone loves including both children and adults. To know the right way to prepare it, check the guide below:

Ingredients Bag:

For the cupcake sponge:

¾ cups Plain Flour
¼ teaspoon baking soda
¾ teaspoon baking powder
3 tablespoons butter, melted
200 grams condensed milk
½ teaspoon vanilla essence
2 tablespoons chocolate chips

For Frosting:

12 tablespoons icing sugar
6 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons chocolate, melted

For Garnish

Choco chips
Silver balls, edible

Method to Prepare:

Take the plain flour, baking soda and baking powder and sieve it well. Now in a separate bowl take the condensed milk, vanilla essence, melted butter and about 2 tablespoons of water and whisk it properly.

The flour mixture and chocolate chips should be made into a batter using a spatula and then poured into greased and dusted cupcake moulds available in the market. Preheat the oven at 200 degree C and then place the cupcake moulds in them at 150 degree C for the next 10-15 minutes or till baked. You will know when the batter leaves the sides of the mould. Leave it to cool.

For frosting, whisk the melted butter and to this add icing sugar and melted chocolate. This should be mixed well and kept aside.

The frosting should be put in a piping bag and then swirls can be made on the cupcakes of your choice and then garnished with choco chips and silver edible balls.

The Choco Chip and Vanilla Cupcakes are ready to be indulged in!

Cream Filled Chocolate Cupcake

Another of the good options to use the chocolate that is a hot favourite among millions of children is to fill in the cupcake centre with yummy cream as a surprise. This is a variation that you should definitely get hold of. Check how:

Ingredients Bag:

2 cups unsalted butter
¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon baking soda
2 cups sugar
1 cup sour cream, room temperature
3 eggs, room temperature
2 cups marshmallow crème

Method to Prepare:

Sieve cocoa powder, flour, soda, salt and baking powder in a bowl. Preheat the oven at 350 degree F and also prepare the cupcake moulds with butter greasing and dusting with cocoa powder and keep aside.

Now take butter and sugar in a bowl with an electric mixer till the time they turn light. To this keep on adding one egg at a time and beat well after each egg is added. Now add half of the flour mixture that you had prepared and then add the sour cream. Put in the remaining flour mixture and beat well. This should be poured in the cupcake moulds and then baked till the time the cupcakes leave the sides of the mould.

For the filling take a medium bowl and to this add the marshmallow crème and the butter and whisk them until they turn soft and smooth. This should be chilled for about 30 minutes to make it firm. Now put this mixture in a piping bag with an opening of about 1/8 of any inch.

Scoop the centre of each of the cupcake from the base and insert the piping bag to fill in the crème. Now replace it bag with the plug that you can scooped out. You can also decorate the cupcakes with the remaining crème you have. Another creative way is to add some edible colour in the crème and whisk it and then use it to create new designs on the cupcakes that children are fond of. You can add chocolate swirls to the decorated crème for garnishing.

The Mouth Watering Strawberry Cupcake

For those who have a special place for fruits in their heart and also know that their kids love strawberries or any other berries for that matter, can easily use a recipe of delicious recipe for strawberry cupcakes. It is definitely much healthier for the child as well. See how:

Ingredients Bag:

¾ cup fresh strawberries
1 ½ cup all purpose flour
¼ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ cup unsalted butter
¼ cup milk
1 egg
1 cup sugar
2 egg whites
1 teaspoon vanilla essence

Frosting Ingredients:

3 tablespoon pureed fresh strawberries
1 cup Unsalted butter
½ teaspoon vanilla essence
3 ½ cup powdered sugar
A dash of salt

Method to Prepare:

Preheat the oven at 350 degree F. And line the cupcake moulds well with butter and dust it with powder and keep aside.

Sieve the flour, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl. In a food processor take all the fresh strawberries and blend them until it is pureed. Keep 1/3 of these strawberries for the cupcake and the rest for the frosting.

Now in a bowl take cream butter and use an electric mixer to blend it well until it turns light and fluffy. To this keep on adding sugar and blend it well. Now on low speed add one egg and the egg whites to it. Blend it well again, till everything mixes together to form a creamy texture. Also add the vanilla essence if you are using it.

Now mix the strawberry puree for the cupcake and milk. Now alternately add the flour and the mixture and keep blending. Make sure that the last part added to the mixture is that of the flour.

This batter should be added to cupcake moulds that you had prepared earlier. Bake this in the preheated oven for 10-15 minutes until brown.

For Frosting:

Add one cup butter and salt and blend it well with an electric mixer until it turns fluffy. Add powdered sugar but only after reducing the speed a little. To this add vanilla essence and the leftover puree of strawberries. This should be blend well. Frost the cupcakes with this mixture using a knife and then place some fresh strawberry slices on them to make it more attractive.

To fill in the cupcake with crème, you can use the recipe and idea from the recipe mentioned for cream filled chocolate cupcake. This will add some variation to the strawberry cupcakes.

Some Other Cupcakes:

These are only three common recipes mentioned for cupcakes and its flavours. However, you can try unlimited range of cupcakes. Following the above recipes, you can always substitute the strawberries with any other berry like cranberries, raspberries or even blueberries. Unique combination like strawberry and mango cupcakes or strawberry and mint cupcakes can also be made.

There is no doubt about that fact that there are innumerable recipes and flavours one can try on cupcakes. By making a basic vanilla or chocolate cupcake, one can always frost is with different flavours.

Some of the famous cupcake flavours and recipes include:

1. Orange & Cream Cupcakes

2. Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

3. Banana Flavoured Cupcakes

4. Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Topping

5. Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Frosting

6. Classic Vanilla Cupcakes with Vanilla frosting and many more…

The creative mind should work well and make unique combinations of flavours that finally is loved and adored by your kids. This will surely help you achieve their happiness and excitement in the right manner!