Peanut Butter Cupcake

Filipino Style Recipe: I am enjoying peanut butter a little too much lately. Whether to eat on its own, with bread, with banana, and it just goes on and on. This cupcake recipe is inspired by the creaminess of peanut butter.

1/2 cup oil
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
1/4 cup peanut butter
2 eggs
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup and 2 tablespoon flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 tablespoon cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup and 2 tablespoon buttermilk

Part 1
1. In a large mixing bowl, combine oil, sugar, and peanut butter then beat until creamy.
2. Add eggs and vanila and mix until well combined.
3. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cornstarch and salt.
4. Alternately add the dry ingredients and buttermilk into the batter.

Part 2
1. Scoop batter into cupcake pan with cupcake liners until almost full (cupcake will rise a little)
2. Bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees Farenheit for 15 minutes or toothpick inserted comes out clean.
3. Remove from oven and let it cool for 2 minutes until transferring to a wire rach to cool completely. Top with your favorite frosting and enjoy

Chocolate Mallows Cupcake

Filipino Style Recipe:I am not a big fan of marshmallows but its a different story when you say melted marshmallows. In this recipe, instead of using the usual frosting, I am using melted marshmallows on top of a rich and bold chocolate cupcake.

For the cupcake:
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
2 cups sugar
3/4 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon buttermilk powder dissolved in 1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon instant coffee dissolved in 1 cup hot water
1 cup chocolate, melted

For the toppings:
24 pieces big white marshmallows

Part 1
1. In a large mixing bowl, mix all dry ingredients(flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt)
2. In another bowl,combine the buttermilk,oil, eggs, and vanilla.
3. Mix the wet ingredients with a mixer on low speed. Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix until just combined.
4. Add the coffee and mix with hand until just combined. Fold in melted chocolate.
5. Pour the batter into prepared cupcake pans.
6. Bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted on the cupcake comes out clean.

Part 2
1. Remove from the oven and put one marshmallow on top of each cupcake. Press lightly to avoid from falling off the cupcake.
2. Put back in the oven and bake for 1 minute or less when the top is light brown.
3. Remove from the oven and gently press down marshmallows to flatten.
4. Best served warm.

Lemon Cupcake

Filipino Style Recipe: The original recipe is for simple cupcake but I wanted to add some zing to it, thus the lemon. And guess what? my family raved about them. This cupcake is perfect with your favorite coffee or tea.

Estimated time of preparation: 20 minutes
Estimated time of baking: 18 minutes (plus preheating time)
Good for 16-18 medium cupcakes

or the cupcakes
2 egg whites
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
5 tablespoon butter, softened
2 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 egg yolks
1 3/4 all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup sour cream
1 lemon (lemon zest and lemon juice)

Part 1
1. In a mixing bowl, combine egg whites and cream of tartar and mix with hand mixer until stiff peaks form. Set aside.

2. Using a stand mixer, mix the butter, vegetable oil, and sugar until well combined, around 3 minutes. Add the egg yolks and vanilla until well blended.

3.Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Alternate adding the sour cream and dry ingredients in 3 parts in to the butter mixture until just blended.Do not overmix. Fold in the lemon zest, lemon juice, and egg whites to the batter until evenly combined.

4. Fill cupcake liners until 1/2 full and bake into preheated oven at 350 farenheit for 15 -18 minutes or until toothpick inserted at the middle of cupcake comes out clean. Remove from the oven and let it cool in rack.

Basic Cupcake with Cheese and Bacon

Filipino Style Recipe: Basic Cupcake with Cheese and Bacon is a basic white cupcake that you can frost with your favorite frosting. However, in this recipe, i tried to make a twist by using grated cheese and bacon as topping.

1 cup white sugar
1/4 cup butter
1 3/4 cup cake flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/2 tablespoon Powdered buttermilk
2 eggs at room temperature
2 tablespoon Vanilla
1/4 cup vegetable Oil
1 cup milk

Part 1
1. Cream butter and sugar with a mixer at low speed for about 4 minutes.
2. In another bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and buttermilk. Add to the butter and mix until well blended.
3. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, vanilla, and oil and pour to the flour mixture. Mix at low speed until just combined.
4. Still at slow speed, add milk to the butter and mix until just combined. Do not over mix. The batter will be a bit liquid.

Part 2
1. Fill muffin pan with cupcake liners about 1/2 full and bake in preheated oven at 350 Fahrenheit for 15 minutes.
2. Remove from oven and top with grated cheese and bacon.You can also opt to frost with your favorite frosting like Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Frosting.