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first successful cupcake

After many trials and errors in my cupcake baking history,
I have finally found my best method to baking this fluffy treats.

I tried cake recipes for my cupcake,
cupcake recipes,
in the end I resorted to my friend's introduction of 1-1-1 cupcake recipe

This recipe basically calls for 1 of everything
100g Self raising flour
100g Butter
100g Sugar (I cut mine into 55g)
1tsp Vanilla extract
1tbsp Milk
1 egg

and I modified and added
1/4 tsp Baking soda
1/2 tsp Vinegar
1 egg (which makes 2 eggs)
1tbsp Cocoa powder
1tsp Peppermint extract
1 pinch of salt

I also made sure that all of my ingredients were at room temperature.
The eggs change temperature faster when immersed in warm water.
I cut the butter into smaller cubes.

This was how I did mine
1. Beat egg whites with vinegar and sugar for 10 minutes
2. Beat yolk
3. In a separate bowl, cream the butter
4. Add the wet and dry ingredients together excluding the meringue
5. Whisk until all combined
6. Add half the meringue and hand whisk til combined
7. Add the rest of the meringue and hand whisk til combined
8. Scoop the mixture into the cupcake cups for baking
9. Bake at 170'c for 17-20 minutes (mine was done at 17 minutes)

The cakes came out really nice. Unlike my previous attempt, either the recipe was wrong or the timing. Because I recalled that I troubleshoot my recipe to make sure I do not overcook, as it shrunk and turned out dry. Plus, I was trying to make some minty cupcakes. Recalling that my mum wasn't a fan of vanilla extract, I added very little of it. As for the peppermint extract, I also didn't add enough of it, afraid that it might taste like toothpaste. So this time, I was more brave, I added more of those two, plus the chocolate extract that I accidentally bought.

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