I finally got my mixer. Was thinking of getting a Kitchen Aid.. but decided that it would be too much. So finally settled on a cheap Sunbeam mixer.
This is my first bake for 2010.... Vanilla Oreo Cupcake... really awesome !! I used the basic vanilla cupcake recipe from bakingmum blog and added some oreo to the mix.
195gm of cake flour
140gm of plain flour
150gm castor sugar
100 light brown sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
225 gm of salted butter ( or 2 sticks) - cut into 1 inch cube
4 large eggs
1 cup milk
1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
Chopped oreo - I removed the cream
i) Preheat oven to 165 C ( 330 F)
ii) Combine flour, sugar and baking powder on low speed until mix well
iii) Add butter to mixture. Beat till mixture resemble coarse crumbs
iv) In another bowl, combine eggs, milk and vanilla. Whisk to mix well
v) With mixer at medium speed, add wet ingredients into flour mixture in 3 parts. Beat until all ingredients are incorporated but not over mixed. Add chopped oreo.
vii) Fill cupcake liner to 2/3 full
viii) Bake for 20-25 minutes or longer depend on how brown you want the cupcake to be.
ix) Transfer to cooling rack.