16 November 2007 · 2 comments in Food

I love baking. I have for years, but I’ve started doing much more often since I got a kitchen for myself. Usually I stick to rather minimalist recipes, most of which come from one of my two Swedish cookbooks. This is both because I’m rather lazy and because I make do with what I have at home which means that I pick recipes that use cocoa rather than chocolate (because there is no way I could keep cooking chocolate in the house without eating it) and limiting icing and other details. My friends know me for my baking because I often bring things along to “events”, even if it’s just a trip to the movies – mostly because if I ate everything I bake myself, I’d be rolling.

Today, I decided to make cupcakes with pink icing. The recipe is from Frankie’s Afternoon Tea. I halved the quantity, using plain flour and baking powder instead of self-raising flour. I actually never use self-raising flour because I don’t understand the point of it when you can just use baking powder and I grew up without it in the house. I don’t think it’s even available in Sweden. Because I’m a chocoholic, I also replaced some of the flour with cocoa. The icing really is that pink, I think I might have been a bit too liberal with the red food colouring. As I said, I don’t usually do icing. And the messy careless application of the icing? I was lazy. Totally a “design feature”.


They’re very tasty though!

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Therese November 16, 2007 at 1:35 pm

Jag har letat länge efter en svensk översättning på bra “amerikansk” icing till tårtor och muffins. Har du något bra förslag, eller kan du kanske översätta ett du har (med ingredienser som finns i Sverige)?

Robyn November 19, 2007 at 2:46 am

Now I’m craving Cupcakes. Thanks! LOL

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