Tag Archives: Baking

Cupcake Madness: Part Deux

28 Mar

I’ve had the craziest sweet tooth lately, I’ll post some ‘regular’ food soon, but for now it’s still Cupcake Madness! As promised here is cupcake #2 in my Sweet Six. I decided to try something a little different, so I combined some of my favorite ingredients to make these babies. Well, it was more like what I could make with ingredients I already had stocked in my fridge and pantry. So here they are:

Lemon & Cranberry Soda Cupcakes with Lemon-Lime Buttercream Frosting

Adapted from Bakerella’s Vanilla Cupcakes

Cook Time: About 1 hour 15 minutes

Servings: Makes about 24 Cupcakes

Ingredients (Little Commentary Needed, Super Easy to Make)

Cake:

3 Cups of Self-Rising Flour – Sifted

1 cup of unsalted butter – this is 2 stick of butter, always at room temperature

2 Cups of Sugar

4 Eggs – at room temperature

1 Cup of Cranberry Soda – I used an Italian Sparkling Soda. Have another soda you love? Try it with Blood Orange Soda, or maybe Pink Lemonade, perhaps Strawberry. The sky’s the limit.

1 Teaspoon of Lemon Extract


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Cupcake Madness

21 Mar

I woke up yesterday, and had cupcakes on my mind.  My Fiance, Mr. Donut, woke up with basketball on his.  While it’s March Madness for him, it’s Cupcake Madness for me.  For the past two weeks, I’ve been making cupcakes every Sunday, and I think it would be fun to fill my brackets with the best cupcake recipes I know.  Some new, some old, heck maybe even a wild card or two.

I know I shouldn't have tried the batter as it had raw eggs, but it was delicious! So much chocolate.

Mr. Donut is currently in first place in his NCAA bracket at work, and I’m hoping that these chocolate cupcakes will go all the way.  However, it’s all up to you and my many friends and family to make the final decision.  Like the games this weekend, I think it’s going to be close and unpredictable.  Mr. Donut is still in shock over the University of Pittsburgh upset.

So here’s how it’s going to work, after this weekend there are sixteen teams left, competing to win the NCAA Championship.  I probably won’t be able to make sixteen different cupcakes by then, but I’m going for a Sweet Six.

Here’s my number 1 pick to go to the final four.

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Breaking Bad Habits, One Meal at a Time

16 Feb

Last night was the ultimate test.  I was tempted to drop by the grocery store on my lunch break and pick up a few things for dinner.  Luckily, I got busy at work and did not have a chance to go.  If you have been reading my blog then you’ll know that I am trying to cook more, and use the foods I already have stocked in my fridge and pantry.  I have developed a habit of going to the grocery store and not using the foods I buy.  I attribute this horrible habit to my indecisive nature.  I can say I want spaghetti for dinner, but end up making meatloaf.  Seriously, it’s ridiculous, and I’ve wasted way too much money and food because of it.

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My Valentine’s Baby

14 Feb

 

I don’t really have a Valentine’s baby, but my BFF does!  My Zsa Zsa, as I have nicknamed her, turned one yesterday. To celebrate her born day, I made her a giant cupcake cake, accompanied by red velvet and vanilla cupcakes.  It was my first attempt at making and using fondant, and let me just say this was a labor of love.  I know that it will never compare to what my BFF went through on the day Zsa Zsa was born, but it was exhausting.    Continue reading