Friday, February 11, 2011
Pink Rose & Dark Chocolate Chips Cake
Here's another Valentine's Day easy baking idea.
Something pink, something rosy, something sweet with a touch of dark choco.
If you are not as lazy as me, add cream cheese or buttercream frosting with bits of rose tea petals...your Valentine (if not, your girlfriends) will be so impressed!
(yields 6 small cupcake)
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1/3 cup sugar
- a pinch of salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1 tsp rose essence
- a tiny drop of rose pink food coloring
- 1/2 cup milk
- about 5-8 dark chocolate chips per cake
Preheat oven to 180C, mix all dry ingredients, mix wet ingredients in another bowl. Make well in the dry ingredients, add wet ingredients, mix until just combined, pour into muffin tray lined with paper cupcake liners until 3/4 full (add dark choco chips in each cake), bake for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
SC asked if he can customize his own cake, I said yes...and here's what he did:
He added a couple of cashews and a gunk of peanut butter.
It may look hideous, but hey, peanut butter always tastes nice, right? Does it complement the rose fragrance? Ahem, nope. Luckily, SC is the one responsible finishing his own creations (sometimes he creates something nice though, so I always give his creations a try). Hehehe.
Happy Valentine's Day from a girl who's always a victim of commercialized "special occasions" of any kind.
Don't forget to share yours, if you celebrated it.