No doubt you’ve seen the advertisements for these powerful blenders. The Blendtec blender can turn a golf club or cell phone into powder, (although don’t do this with your new Blendtec blender or else you will void the warranty.) For the practical baker you have to have a lot of good reasons for purchasing this pricey item, more than just being able to make fruit smoothies. This is a must have if you grind wheat for muffins, bread or if you want to add wheat to your baked goods for a more healthy treat. Believe it or not, the Blendtec blends batter for your cupcakes. To make this item even more tempting for the average cook it makes soup, breakfast batters, ice cream, fruit smoothies, milk shakes, juices, baby food, pie crust, crushed nuts, and crushed ice. For 3 tips using a Blendtec blender on cake or cupcake batter continue reading.
Using a Blendtec blender on batter
Many box mixes instruct you to mix batter approximately 400 strokes. If you don’t like counting, that’s a long time to keep track of numbers. The Blendtec blends so efficiently you only need to press the pulse button 8 to 10 times and your batter is ready. Make sure you add your water, eggs, and oil first. Pulse those ingredients first and carefully pour in the dry mix all at once. Press the pulse button and hold it for 5 seconds then let go and allow the batter to settle. Do this 7 more times and then your batter is ready to pour into the cupcake liners. Cool liquids will cause your mixture to be too thick for blending properly so heat the water to 120 degrees so it’s hot enough to warm your egg when you drop it in as well as the whole batter.
Most cooks don’t want to deal with making a mix from scratch but for these supper moist chocolate cupcakes the Blendtec works perfectly. The key to this chocolate batter is using boiling water. These cupcakes don’t puff up over the top of the cupcake liners like most store bought mixes. They are the perfect consistency for making an even base for a cupcake cake. These cupcakes aren’t as porous so you’ll need to fill the cupcake liners 2/3 the way full. The Blendtec is square so it has an easy pour spout. The best part of this blender is it’s easy clean up. Rinse the batter out then add a drop of dish detergent and 3 cups of hot water. Place the blender back on the base and pulse for 10 to 15 seconds. Rinse the soap off and let it dry. You don’t have to scrub this blender or put it in the dishwasher. The speed of the motor causes so much friction that just a few seconds of pulsing can clean your Blendtec unit.
White cake box mixes often call for egg whites as part of the ingredients. Using powdered egg whites keeps the batter pasteurized so you don’t have to worry about getting sick if you take a lick. The tricky thing is mixing the egg whites so they don’t have clumps. The Blendtec is the perfect solution. Place warm water and the oil in the blender and then add the powdered eggs right in the center. Pulse the blender for 3 seconds and then let the mixture settle. Repeat and then add your dry ingredients all at one time. Follow tip one from here. Be aware that although the blender will whip eggs into foam, getting a stiff peak to form is very difficult because the speed of the blender causes so much friction that the eggs won’t stiffen if you pulse them for a long time.