black & white cupcakes

These cupcakes have chocolate and cream cheese. These are two things I can’t resist. The cupcakes are very moist and yummy (:

 

black & white cupcakes

black & white cupcakes

Ingredients

Preheat oven to 350°. Line 2 12-cup muffin tins with cupcake liners.

Beat cream cheese, egg, and 1/3 cup sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy (about 2 minutes). Stir in the chocolate chips. Set aside.

In a large bowl, combine flour,  sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Make a well in the center, and add water, oil, vinegar, and vanilla. Mix just until blended.

Fill each muffin cup one-third full with the chocolate batter. Top with a spoonful of cream cheese mixture, until cups are about two-thirds full. Bake 22 to 28 minutes, until the tops spring back lightly when touched.

For the video you can find it here YouTube

 

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Raisin oatmeal cookies

Want something healthy then this cookie recipe is perfect for you and to your  kids too.   Not into raisins? You can substitute them with chocolate chips (;

raisin oatmeal

raisin oatmeal

1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2  cup  oatmeal
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter
1/3 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2/3 cup raisins

 In a bowl, combine flour, oatmeal, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon powder, and salt. Set aside.

2  Beat butter with white and brown sugar until well combined. Add egg and vanilla extract.

3
  Stir in flour mixture. When combined, fold in raisins.

4
  Shape cookies and place on a greased baking sheet, leaving enough space in between each cookie.

5
  Bake at 350°F for 15 to 18 minutes.

 Remove cookies from baking sheet and cool completely on a wire rack.

Got the recipe from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtMDj8E4RIE

Banana + chocolate chip= bread/ banana chocolate chip muffins

I have baked banana bread for many times using my aunt’s recipe but never had the chance to post it here.  So to have a banana bread entry on my blog I decided to try this banana chocolate chip bread recipe from Yummy.ph  another recipe from my trusted chef Aileen Anastacio :)Husband said that it is delicious and so moist! Perfect for his cup of hot coffee.

Banana Chocolate Chip Bread

Ingredients:

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 cup corn oil
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 very ripe bananas, mashed
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

1  Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour an 8 1/2 x 4 1/2-inch loaf pan.

2
  Combine the dry ingredients in a medium bowl. Stir to mix.

3
  In another bowl, combine sugar and corn oil. Add eggs one at a time, then add the vanilla and mashed bananas.

4
  Add the flour mixture to the banana mixture. Stir until combined. Lastly, add the chocolate chips and mix just until combined. Pour mixture into the loaf pan.

5
  Bake for about 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean or with just a few crumbs clinging to it. Remove bread from the oven then allow to cool for about 20 minutes before removing from the pan. Cool for another 15 minutes on a wire rack before serving.

Sugar tip Use the darkest brown sugar you can find in the market. The darker the sugar, the richer the color of the banana bread.