Everyday life is the special occasion!

March 22, 2012

Berries Cupcakes

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By the end of Spring/ beginning of Summer mouthwatering berries of all kinds used to abound in the low bushes near my house and me and my childhood friends used to make an expedition into the woods every weekend either to eat them fresh out of hand or to pick them for our mums to bake them in a cake for Saturday afternoon snacks. Sometimes we'd eat them still hot, for they had been under the full sun and that often gave us stomachache.
This week to celebrate the shy arrival of Spring I decided to bake dark chocolate cupcakes with a hint of berries and although the jam jar didn´t give me the same thrill as when I used to pick the berries by myself, it surely tasted as good as when I was young!


Ingredients:
  • 2 tea cups flour
  • 2 tea cups sugar
  • 1 soup spoon yeast
  • 7 eggs room temperature
  • 1/2 tea cup sunflower oil
  • 1 tea cup of chocolate in powder
  • 1 tea cup of milk
  • 1 tea cup of boiling water
Pre-heat the oven 190ºC/ 4 gas

In a bowl beat up the eggs, the sugar and the sunflower oil for about 3 minutes with the mixer and pour over the flour with the yeast. Blend well with a big spoon, add the milk and at last pour the boiling water cup over all. Use the  mixer again for about 3 minutes. Put the dough in a cake mould lightly greased with butter. Put it in the oven for about 25 minutes.

Filling:
  • red berries jam with natural berries bits
Cover:

[Italian Meringe - former recipe on the blog]









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62 comments:

  1. These look pretty! And yummy too :) x

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  2. yum! the look tasty!
    xo
    www.stylegod7.blogspot.com

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  3. mmmmm that looks delicious! :D

    <3 Sharmaine Ruth
    underpeachtrees.blogspot.com

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  4. Suas receitas são incríveis! A composição das fotos, tudo!
    Aqui no Brasil tem um blog muito bom que você iria adorar, é o http://technicolorkitchen.blogspot.com.br/
    Dá uma olhada, tenho certeza que vai gostar!

    beijos, Rebeca
    www.multistyle.com.br

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  5. These look heavenly and I just love your blog! Thanks so much for stopping by and for following. I'm your newest follower!

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  6. Looks so yummy!!!

    -Lacey

    http://thelifewithlacey.blogspot.com/

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  7. yum! and they look adorable!

    grace
    http://herumbrella.com
    http://posheventplanning.com

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  8. Mmmmm, yummy! These look delish :)
    Haha, thanks for sharing the recipe, I'll definitely have to try these out!

    Trendy Teal

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  9. Looks so yummi!!!
    xxx
    stephaniehadrath.blogspot.com
    shbyhadrath.blogspot.com

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  10. Perfect cupcakes! I have to try that recipe:)

    - Alice

    http://stylist-diaries.blogspot.com/

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  11. Oh they looks very delicious:)

    www.whiteperla.blogspot.com

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  12. I love cupcakes!!! mmmmm makes me want to eat themyou have been perfect. a big kiss!! muaks

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  13. look delicious
    for sure it was good

    kisses VM
    veronicamarianaa.blogspot.com

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  14. It's so pretty and that looks so delicious.
    I love cupcakes.
    These photos are really great.
    xx

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  15. they look amazing! I will try to copy your recipe

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  16. Yum!!!!

    http://mysecretshopping.blogspot.com.es/

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  17. They look so tasty, I want!

    Great blog, now following you! Thank you for the very sweet comment you left on my blog :)

    Lucy Loves To Blog

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  18. Ficou mesmo guloso, esse interior está fantástico :)

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  19. Perfect:) You're making me hungry

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  20. Dark chocolate + berries + cupcakes = AMAZING!

    XO
    www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

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  21. Como provei o bolo de chocolate da mesma massa sei que estavam maravilhosos! Mas também nem precisava de provar, feitos por ti são sempre uma maravilha! Beijinhos

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  22. Now I'm craving for those cupcakes!!^^ Big kiss dear and have a lovely day!:*

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  23. Delightful! I think I would be nervous picking berries out in the woods, but rest assure you knew what they were! xoxo A-

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  24. They look like my mother's cakes, how sweet they were! :)
    XXX

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  25. Yumm!!! These look too delicious!

    xo, -Elizabeth

    http://bookofleisure.blogspot.com

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  26. Ai que eu não como um cupcake há tanto tempo e esses têm um aspecto tão delicioso! *

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  27. look so delicious, love your blog!! kisses from Poland ant thanks for comments <3

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  28. Looks absolutely delicious! Clever girl!:)
    Simona
    www.simimaus.blogspot.com

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  29. Those look amazing! So yummy. :)

    Thanks for swinging by my blog and leaving a comment! Don't be a stranger!

    -Ashley
    http://lerougestylo.blog.com

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  30. I dear. thanks for your sweet words...of course now I follow you too. You know I love do cupcakes...but I've never tried this one.xoxo mininuni
    mininuni.blogspot.com

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  31. I can smell their chocolate flavour ;)))

    www.lostinunderwear.blogspot.com

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  32. oh! so yummy!!! They look fabulous! I think the chocolate does the magic. I made strawberry cake yesterday that didn't really go over too well.
    i am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.
    happy baking!

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  33. Sou muito esquisita nessas coisas, ainda só provei cupcake's de chocolate porque tenho medo de não gostar de outros sabores...

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  34. Aida, Hey thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I'm so glad you happened upon it and also a huge thank you for the sweet compliment about it. Yes, I am now a follower of your blog which by the way is so cute. I admit it...I love cotton candy so the name will stay with me and I'll check in on a regular basis. Your cupcakes look and sound so good. I'm not a very good cook...wish I was, but the truth is what it is. It's so nice to meet you and I'll be back soon. Have a great night!

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  35. ooowow ;D great cookies ;)) do you think that i should translate my notes into english :)? i thought about it but i am not sure ;))

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  36. delicious.. :-)
    thanks for your comment
    now i follow you
    kisses
    http://color-blockbyfelym.blogspot.com

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  37. Delicious!

    http://style-trigger.blogspot.com/

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  38. Those are so so pretty and I bet they tasted delicious!

    Loulou

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  39. Hi Aida!Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment.Im a new follower here as well.Im looking forward to the journey with you on your blog as too.

    Yummy cupcakes,Im thinking on baking banana bread tonight.


    Blessings!

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  40. Aida thank you very much for visiting my blog and for your wonderful comment! I really like your blog it is very fresh and motivating! Love the cupcakes! I have a friend couple they love to make cupcakes and we actually wanted to make a blog post about that! Enjoy your day and weekend. I am following you back xoxo ES
    www.liveyourpassion.gr

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  41. i love cupcakes!!! :) thanks for visit.. i follow you too!!! kisssssss

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  42. So happy you're a co-baker my dear!! I love cupcake baking myself and I find myself a lot trying new recipes! Thanx for sharing yours! :)

    Ps thank you for your lovely comment on my blog as well!

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  43. Mmmm yummyyy :)) it's sooo appetizing !!

    xxx Selma

    PS : i just started a new blog if u wanna take a look at it !
    http://letmebewacky.blogspot.fr/

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  44. Those look delicious, and surprisingly easy to make! I really like your blog. xx

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  45. Wow, these cakes look gorgeous! I really need to learn how to cook... Great post :) xx

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  46. woooooow! love the cupcakessssssssssss! <3
    great blog i follow you back sweety!
    fofosfashion.blogspot.com
    :)

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  47. Yuuummm! I love cupcakes! These look delicious :)

    xo
    bailey
    http://lostandfound-bailee.blogspot.de/

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  48. omg. these look so good! i have to try them. thank you for sharing! glad i stumbled upon your blog.. really enjoying it :]

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  49. It looks yummy!I will try it at home for sure ;) I'm glad to find ur blog,it's vey interesting! Lots of love!
    xoxo

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