Sunday, June 10, 2007

Twinberry Almond Ricotta Cupcakes

*Retro cupcakes*
Sometime last week, a good friend/colleague of mine was going on maternity leave, and we decided to have a little going away party for her. Rather than using a store bought cake, I decided to bake something cute. My quest for 'something cute' led me to Chockylit's cupcake blog. The minute I laid eyes on these almond ricotta cupcakes with cream cheese frosting, I had made up my mind, it had to be made the very same day.

I do not bake (from scratch) regularly, but her instructions were simple and the cupcakes came out looking beautiful, and needless to say everyone enjoyed it. Since my friend's having a boy, I made a batch of blueberry onese with blue frosting. Couldn't take a picture of those cos they got snapped up pretty quickly. So I baked a second batch with blueberries and raspberries. I made some slight alterations to her recipe, using less sugar and low fat alternatives. She had remarked in her post that she thought the original recipe was not as almondy as she would have liked, so I added a handful of slivered almonds to the batter, to give it that extra bite. The end result was awesome...everyone loved it!

8 Responses:

Pavani said...

Those cupcakes look delicious Smitha. Nice pics..

Vcuisine said...

They are really cute Smitha. Viji

Seema said...

Cup Cakes look delicious. I so much wanna scoop of the topping and lick it. hee hee.

WnG said...

Smitha, put recipe please. I have been considering since a while to try my hand at baking muffins (aka cupcakes). :) Thanks!

Angelsera said...

hmmmm....the cup cakes looook soooo yummy..ok so whn did u say u r u coming to s'pore next??
i m definitely coming to ur hse for cupcakes :D

Angelsera said...

u got another fan now..I showed the cupcake to appa..and he is asking whn he can come to ur place to have them :D

Smitha said...

Pavani,
Thank you for the kind words! I'm still learning to take good pictures.

Viji,
I know..thats the first thing about them that hits you no...precisely why I loveee cupcakes (plus the fact that its easier to maintain portion-control) :)

Seema,
Hehe....I guess thats the best way to eat cupcakes...like a kid!

Haritha,
I'll definitely put up the recipe..since this doesn't involve any grinding u can try it out! I have requests from other friends asking me to put up something that doesn't need any grinding. So you'll probably be seeing something pretty soon! :D

Preethi,
Thank you so much!! I'll make sure i bring some over when i come to visit you next time ;) Tell uncle he'll get a special batch :D

TBC said...

Those are such pretty- looking cupcakes!