I’ve been looking for an excuse to make these for ages, after picking up the right icing tip when we were over in the Okanagan in early summer. And then a birthday came along. They’re even tastier than you think they might be (they were chocolate cupcakes underneath… white fondant for the eyes… melted chocolate for the pupils…. and of course tasty butter icing for the fur).
Carrot cupcakes were made for Easter dinner – I combined two recipes from the Baked in Maine website, and am still fighting the urge to call them Carrot Cake Cupcakes, which is just a little redundant. PS. They are tasty The Carrot Cupcakes (via bakedinmaine) 1 20-oz (567gm) can crushed pineapple 2 cups whole-wheat pastry flour 2 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp sea salt 2 tsp ground cinnamon pinch of nutmeg 3 large eggs 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar 3/4 cup non-fat buttermilk 1/2 cup canola or light olive oil 2 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 cup raisins and/or 1/2 cup … Continue reading Carrot cupcakes
Chocolatey cupcakes of goodness These are the Divine Chocolate Cupcakes with Best Buttercream Frosting from Baked in Maine. They’re a lot less sweet than the M&M cupcakes. Which means you can eat more. (Also I’m getting the hang of doing the icing, hoorah) The cupcakes * 2 cups flour (sub. 1 cup whole wheat flour) * 2 cups sugar * 4 heaped Tbsp cocoa * 226gm butter * 1 cup boiling water * ½ cup buttermilk (I make my own by adding lemon juice to milk) * 2 eggs * 1 tsp baking soda * 1 tsp vanilla … Continue reading Moar Cupcakes
These are M&M cupcakes – based on the recipe from Starry Moon Cupcakes. I’m getting the hang of this cupcake thing – this mixture turned out a little stiff, and I ended up with small cupcakes and a LOT of icing. Still tasty. VERY sweet. M&M cupcakes 2 cups of flour 1/3 cup sugar 1/3 brown sugar 2 tsp baking powder 1/2 cup melted butter (about 90g) 2/3 cup milk 2 free range eggs slightly beaten 1 teaspoon of vanilla baking M&Ms (I added a slightly random amount) Sift all dry ingredients into a bowl, stir to combine. … Continue reading Because everyone needs more cupcakes