Vanilla and Current Cupcakes

The trouble with making cake is slicing it up all the time. For that very reason cupcakes tend to get picked up and eaten much faster in my home. That's why I tend to buy so many cupcake shells! Plain old vanilla gets a little lift with the red currents in these cupcakes.

Ingredients :

1/2 cup Cream (I used the malai from the top of the boiled milk)
1 cup Sugar
4 eggs
1/2 tsp Baking Powder (I used Rex)
1 tbsp Cornflour (this adds to the texture)
1 1/4 cup Flour (Maida)
4 drops Vanilla Essence
1/4 cup Red Currents
10 Cupcake Shells

Method :

1. Add cream, sugar, and eggs to a bowl and use the hand blender to cream them all together. The colour will change to a light cream.
2. Sieve the baking powder, cornflour and flour (maida) together. Do it a couple of times if the maida is old and has been sitting in the bottle for a while.
3. Fold in the dry ingredients into the above mixture of cream, sugar and eggs. Now add the vanilla drops and mix well.
4. Add the red currents in to the mix and now line out the cup cake shells. Scoop out the cake batter into the cupcake shells.
5. Bake in the microwave for four minutes on High Power. Don't fill the cupcake shells more than half way as they will otherwise overflow.

The Green Twist:
I added a couple of drops of green food colouring gel to get these cupcakes with the same recipe. Plus I used Mini Cupcake Shells for the small, bite sized cupcakes. :)

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