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Easy Cupcakes


I name these 'Easy Cupcakes' as I just adapted a very basic pound cake recipe to make them.  The only difference is that I added in jam and reduced quite a substantial amount of sugar, healthwise and pocket wise.  Our Government has just increased the price of sugar and also encouraging Malaysians to cut down on sugar intake!












Added in blackcurrant jam and shared them with some friends and they gave me the thumbs-up!  Now, that's encouragement!

Ingredients
  • 8 oz plain flour
  • 8 oz butter/margarine
  • 4.1/2 to 5 oz caster sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 flat tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 flat tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Jam of your own choice
Method
  1. Sift the flour with the baking powder and salt.  Set aside.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar till light, soft and creamy.
  3. Add in eggs one @ a time, mix well.
  4. Fold in sifted flour and add in vanilla, scraping from the bottom and sides of the mixing bowl.
  5. Spoon 1 dessertspoon of batter onto the paper cups lining the patty tins, add in 1/2 tsp jam, cover with additional batter to 3/4 full.
  6. Bake in preheated oven @ 180 deg C for about 25 to 30 mins. till light golden brown.  Test with skewer till it comes out clean.
  7. Remove from oven and let cool on wire rack.

Comments

  1. Cheah, your cupcakes look so tempting! Frankly, no matter how high is the price. Everyone still taking the same level of sugar each day. So is the cigratte! Or they looking up for cheaper one which is even worst to their health. Am I right? Hope you're enjoying your day.
    Cheers, Kristy

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  2. Your recipe looks really easy and yummy too.

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  3. Cheah, the cupcake has a perfect texture: smooth and light!

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  4. Your cupcakes look so pretty! Love that filling inside!

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  5. Kristy
    Think we should reduce our sugar intake for our health.

    Anncoo
    Yes, very straightforward and easy!

    Thanks, Angie

    Sook
    Thanks. The black currant jam blends well with the cake.

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  6. I love very simple cake recipe too...this looks very light and delicious. I have been cutting down of the usage of sugar too.

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  7. i love n tried tis recipe twice, all ppl commented is GOOD after taste it. TQ!

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  8. Liew
    Thanks for dropping by my blog and trying out my recipe. So glad that you've tried and like it! I'm truly very happy that people tried and like my recipes!

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