Monday, May 7, 2012

Ultimate Chocolate Cupcakes

This is my second baking attempt since we bought the new oven. The 1st was the Chocolate Chip Cookies I made last week but forgot to take photos (too bad because they were delish!).

I got this recipe from Andrea Cabrera-Yu (my batch mate from high school) which she got from a colleague from ING. Thanks Rea for this recipe :)

2 cups boiling water (Whoa! Just realized I used 1 cup instead of 2 cups. glad it still turned out great)
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (I used Hershey's)
2 3/4 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, softened (I used the whole slab of Anchor unsalted butter which is 227g)
2 1/4 cups white sugar
4 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a medium bowl, pour bowling water over cocoa and whisk until smooth. Let the mixture cool. Sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
2. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time then stir in vanilla. Add the flour mixture alternately with the cocoa mixture. Spread batter into the cupcake pans (only fill in up to 2/3 the volume).
3. Bake in preheated oven for 25-30 minutes. (I baked my cuppies for 25 mins)

Makes about 3 dozens of cupcakes.

My baking station

Butter mixture

Dry ingredients and cocoa mixture

The little boy is curious

2nd batch nicely done!

3rd batch baking in the oven

Using Mickey Mouse Cupcake Cups


Thursday, March 3, 2011

Happy 4!

Some years ago I was sooo excited and was just blogging about you.
Now you are 4 years old and not to mention FULLY PAID! :)

Happy 4th birthday dear Plasma!
Hindi ka PA namen ipapagpapalit sa LED promise!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

February Magic Number

The magic number for this month: 18414.00

We can do this! :)


The magic number for March: 15140.25

Go go go!


The magic number for April: 12964.77


The magic number for May: 10995.81


The magic number for June: 8912.90


The magic number for July: 7628.78


The magic number for Aug: 6343.42


The magic number for Sept: 4426.85


The magic number for Oct: 3139.05


The magic number for Nov: 1850.00

Lapit na!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Take it slow

I seriously need to slow down. I have been writing a lot of email crap lately. My brain cells must be going haywire.

I just wrote in one of my emails that my email got stuck in my "outbook". What the f???
And... my counterpart in the US just forwarded that email to everyone on his team plus his managers. Haha. Hopefully they didn't even bother reading that.

And there are times when my typing cannot catch up with what I am thinking and I end up missing some words in my sentences. I hope my guys still understand what I'm trying to say :)

Not just that! I committed a blunder this morning because I am trying to super multitask. Tsk Tsk.

So starting tomorrow today, I will try my best to slow down a bit. So help me God.

Thursday, February 10, 2011


I just received good news yesterday from my BossBoss that I am going to be promoted this promotion season. Finally! So I guess I won't be looking for another job muna :) Don't ask me for libre libre yet. It will only take effect around May... hehehe...

And yesterday din I finally received the check from E-trade (after almost a month) for my AMD stock sale. Chug chug kaba kasi ako na baka mawala at naka regular air mail lang.... Wohoo! Pambawas utang.

At dahil sa mga magandang balitang ito..... bibili ako ng bag!

I lili lili like this bag! :)