Monday, December 24, 2007

Vanilla Choco Chip Muffins / Cupcakes

With lots of baking going on around in blogosphere, I wasn't far away after I controlled drooling!!It called for immediate action after I found this lovely Vanilla Cup cake recipe which I made the moment I finished reading it...It comes from a fast-on-blog Blogger, Deeba, who has a lovely blog full of baked goodies, non-veg and all so beautifully taken pictures! Passionate Baker is what she calls herself and apt title! Thanks Deeba for sharing such a lovely recipe, the muffins simply vanished away!!
I have added Hersheys Semi-Sweet chocolate chips in these so that my two tiny angels have it. But chips or not, they are totally crazy for cakes!! The best part was the paper came clean off without any crumbs of the cake on it-making me believe all the more that its a purrrrfecctttt recipe for muffins!!

Ingredients :
2 cups maida
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla essence
1/2 cup butter at room temp
1 cup milk
1 1/4 cup sugar
150 gms semi-sweet chocolate chips (Hersheys')

Method :
Prepare the muffin trays by lining them or greasing them. Pre-heat the oven to 190 deg C.
Sieve the maida,salt and baking powder thrice and keep aside. Cream butter and sugar well, add vanilla and eggs. The settings on lowest speed, mix in flour mix and milk alternately in three lots beating until creamy. Fold in the chocolate chips. Fill each muffin cup till 3/4th part is filled.
Bake for 20-25 mins. ( I did mine in 25 minutes each, 6 muffin tray, baking at 170 deg C). Remove and cool immediately on a wire rack. The chips will settle down at the bottom. I got exact 18 regular muffins from the above measure!

Best Tip : If the muffin cup is empty say 5 muffins, 1 free, then place little water in that empty one to ensure even baking!!

Experts decorate their muffins with melted chocolate or pipe decorations!! :)

All the choco chips merrily settled at the bottom of the muffin!




Sagari said...

perfect and yummy looking muffins

Maya Shanbhag said...

Hey Purnima,

Great job with the muffins. For the choc-chips not to settle down, a friend had once told me. U shld dust them in a little flour before u add them to the batter. She had told me this for berries, raisins, nuts. Am sure it will hold good for this also..Thgt it might be of help..


Lovely cup cakes Purnima!

chithra said...

Wow! this looks yummy..wanna try this one day..

Purnima said...

Sagari--> Tku!

Maya --> Wonderful tip..didn't know about it..thanks shall surely try it next time!

RK --> Tku..

Chitra --> You try this n I'll try the yummy plum cake you baked!!

Pravs said...

Yummy muffins. Happy holidays !

Passionate baker...& beyond said...

You've been really busy Purnima! Thanks a ton for trying these out. Also for trying out the kaju katli which I hope to try too! The chips settle at the bottom because cupcakes are lighter than muffins; mini chips work well here. Yes, the toss in flour tip is one we use in fruit cakes so that the fruits don't sink to the bottom! Am glad you are busy baking!! LOL

KF said...

Found lot of interesting items for my kids,Loved your blog ...I will come back to make some cookies for my kids!!