PRLog - Jan. 7, 2013 - GONZALES, Texas -- Forget all the fads...Chocolate and vanilla cupcakes are timeless. This classic dessert combines the two most compatible sweet flavors into the most desired hand held dessert ever. The newest trend in cupcakes might be Maple Flavor with Bacon sprinkled toppings or Creamy Tres Leches, but you will find chocolate and vanilla cupcakes are preferred at any gourmet cupcake shop, trendy food truck, grocery store bakery or even elementary school cafeteria!
“We conducted a ton of research to determining what our 125th Birthday Celebration Recipe would be,” said Sterling Crim, Managing Partner and Chief Marketing Officer of Adams ® Extract & Spice. “We wanted a recipe that reminded everyone of their early childhood and Birthday celebrations. After exhaustive research we came down to two recipes: Our Classic Red Velvet Cupcake or a Traditional Chocolate Cupcake with Betty Adams No Cook Icing,” said Crim.
“Everyone loves our Classic Red Velvet Cupcake,” said Clay Ruple, Managing Partner and President of Adams ® Extract & Spice, “But a chocolate cupcake filled and topped with Betty Adams No Cook Icing was unanimously picked to represent Adams ® as our 125th Birthday Recipe because it reminded them of their early Birthday Celebrations.”
A chocolate cupcake with vanilla frosting might only consist of two flavors, but they have countless combinations and variations. You can use a box cake, but it’s not the same! A Birthday is worth making this simple and delicious recipe from scratch! Only your imagination will keep you from putting a twist on this Classic Cupcake.
ADAMS BEST® Creme Filled Birthday Cupcakes - 125th Anniversary Recipe
•2 cups flour •3/4 cup butter or shortening
•3/4 cups cocoa •3 eggs
•2 cups sugar •1 tsp ADAMS BEST® VANILLA
•1 tsp baking soda •1 1/2 cups buttermilk
•1/2 tsp salt •1/4 cup brewed coffee, cooled
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sift all dry ingredients together in a bowl. In a separate bowl, cream butter or shortening and all wet ingredients together. Add dry ingredients to wet and mix on low until well combined. Fill lined cupcake pan ¾ full and cook for 15-20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Recipe makes about 24 cupcakes.
Betty Adams No Cook Icing (filling and topping)
•1/2 cup unsalted butter •4 cups confectioner’
•1/2 tsp salt •5 Tbsp milk
•1 Tbsp ADAMS BEST® VANILLA
Cream together butter, salt, and ADAMS BEST® VANILLA. Mix in 1/2 of the sugar. Add remaining sugar with enough milk until icing is smooth. Fill a piping bag with half of the icing. Stick tip of bag into cupcake and fill. Use remaining icing to top cupcake. Add desired birthday sprinkles, decorations, and candles and Enjoy!
For more information on Adams® Extract & Spice and our 125th Birthday, please visit http://www.adamsextract.com/