Showing posts with label Cupcakes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cupcakes. Show all posts

Monday, October 17, 2011

Recipe : Pink Lemonade Cupcakes Link Find

These cupcakes are great for birthdays because they are not only visually pleasing but delicious too! The cupcake itself is a sweet lemon cake topped off with frosting that contains pink lemonade mix, giving it a tart flavor. This duo combination is simply addictive and will leave your guests licking their plates.

RECIPE: Pink Lemonade Cupcakes found here

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Cupcake Recipes

Ticings Buttercream Dream Frosting

1 1/2 cups unsalted butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2-3 tablespoons hot water
1 box (16 ounces) powdered sugar

Cream softened butter in mixer bowl until light and creamy.
Add vanilla extract until blended, then fold in powdered sugar and stir until blended into butter mixture.
Beat at low speed on the mixer stand — about 3-4 minutes until smooth. Add hot water slowly to desired consistency.
If desired, tint with food coloring, or use untinted to cover and pipe details onto cupcakes and cakes.
From Ticings

Hummingbird Cake

2 cups sugar
3 eggs
1 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
8 ounces crushed pineapple, (keep juice)
1 cup chopped toasted pecans
2 cups mashed bananas

Cream Cheese Frosting
8 ounces cream cheese (at room temperature)
4 cups powder sugar (sifted)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Combine first 4 ingredients in a mixing bowl, beat on medium speed and then gradually add flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Stir in vanilla, pineapple, pecans and bananas until blended.

Line muffin pan with cupcake baking cups. Fill batter into each baking cup about 2/3 full. Bake at 325 degrees for 17 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely on wire racks.

To make cream cheese frosting, blend softened cream cheese and vanilla extract in a mixer with a flat attachment until smooth and fluffy. Turn mixer to low and gradually add powdered sugar until blended.
From Grace & Shelly’s Cupcakes

Maple Walnut Cupcakes

1/2 cup unsalted butter at room temperature (1 1/2 sticks)
1/2 granulated sugar
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon maple extract
3 large eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (or pecans)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake or muffin tin with paper liners. In large bowl cream together the butter and sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy, 3-4 minutes. Beat in maple syrup, vanilla and maple extracts. Add eggs one at a time until completely combined. Continue beating just until mixture is smooth.

In a separate bowl combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture, alternating with the milk. Beat until well-blended. Stir in walnuts or pecans.

Fill the cupcake liners three-quarters full. Bake for about 15 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool pan on cooling rack for 5 minutes, then remove cupcakes. Frost when completely cool.

Maple Icing

1/2 cup of butter, (1 stick) at room temperature
1/2 cup solid white vegetable shortening
1 tablespoon maple extract
3 tablespoons water
1 pound 10X confectioners’ sugar

With electric mixer on medium speed, cream together butter, shortening, maple extract and water.
Slowly add sugar 1 cup at a time until mixed completely.
Whip on medium/high speed for one to two minutes until light and fluffy.
If mixture is too stiff, add water 1¼4 teaspoon at a time until desired consistency.
— From Extreme Cake Sugar Shop

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Cherry Coke Float Cupcake

Discovered on, adapted from Homemade By Holman

For the Cake:

3 cups all purpose flour
6 T cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
2 large eggs
1 cup buttermilk
1 1/2 cups Coke (don’t use diet)
3 tsp vanilla extract
1 can cherry pie filling

For the Glaze:

1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
3-4 T Coke

For the Icing:

1 1/2 cups heavy cream
6 T powdered sugar
1 teas Whip-It (optional*)
•Maraschino Cherries for garnish


For the Cake: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line muffin pans with cupcake liners. Mix together flour, baking soda, salt and cocoa in a bowl and set aside.

In a mixing bowl, combine sugar and butter and beat on medium-high until light and fluffy. Mix in the eggs one at a time, beating well after each and scraping down the sides if needed. In a small bowl, combine buttermilk, Coke and vanilla extract, making sure to let the foam calm down after you mix it in. Foam will do us no good here.

Beginning with the your flour mixture, add to the butter mixture, alternating with the Coke mixture in 4 parts. Beat each addition just until incorporated.

Fill each muffin tin about 2/3 of the way full. Bake for 18-20 minutes until the tops spring back when touched lightly and a toothpick inserted in the center cupcake comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes in the pan and then transfer the cupcakes to a wire rack to cool completely.

Once cooled, use a paring knife to cut out a cone shape in the middle of each cupcake. Add a spoonful of cherry pie filling to each cupcake. You may want to try to chop the cherries up a bit. The whole cherries were a bit hard to fit in each cupcake. Strain and reserve the liquid, give the cherries a quick chop, and then toss them back in the liquid before filling each cupcake.

For the Glaze:

Mix together powdered sugar and coke with a whisk in a small bowl until no lumps remain adding more or less sugar if needed. You want a thicker constancy, one that will glaze the cupcake but not disappear down the sides or into the cupcake.

For the Icing:

Chill your mixing bowl for 10 to 15 minutes before you are ready to make your icing. Beat cream in a chilled bowl with whisk attachment or hand mixer on low speed. If using, add the Whip-it then begin to add the powdered sugar, 1 spoonful at a time, increasing speed as the cream comes together. Whip the cream until it holds stiff peaks. Using your favorite tip, pipe the whipped cream onto cupcakes and top with maraschino cherries.