Monday, February 9, 2009

Nanaimo Cupcakes

I'm really into baking these days, since I'm getting old.
This weekend's venture was Nanaimo Cupcakes.
I posted this on my facebook status and a lot (2) of my international followers asked me to send them some. Unfortunately due to lame import laws, I can't do that. So here is the recipe instead, along with some pretty helpful photos of the process.

1 cup boiling water
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
1/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup ground almonds
1/4 cup unsweetened dessicated coconut

1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1/4 cup + 4 tsp cream
1/4 cup custard powder
4 cups icing sugar

Dissolve cocoa powder in boiling water, and allow to cool to room temperature.
(Spillage should occur at a 60˚ angle. I use a "towards-the-body mixing technique.)

Preheat oven to 350˚F and line a mini muffin tin with paper liners. Cream together butter and sugar.
Combine the rest of the ingredients, and them add them to the butter mixture alternately with the cocoa mixture.

(Note: You should make sexual faces while you mix. The cake will come out more moist.)

While all this is happening, your dog's balls should look like this:
Fill liners about 3/4 full, and bake for 10 - 12 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the centre of a cupcake comes out clean.

After all that, your stove should look like this.
For the frosting, just beat until smooth!
Your shirt should look like this:
When your roommate drops the icing sugar, that should look like this:
(She MUST be wearing Crocs)

In the end, they should come out looking better than this:

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