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Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes

Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes
It happened again. I had one of my cupcake visions. And I couldn’t shake it. I kept thinking about these cupcakes, constantly, even dreamed about them multiple times. And much like the last ones, the only way to stop obsessing was to hunker down and make them. So I did. What’s odd about this is I don’t usually like lemon-flavored sweets. And you know what? I used a variation on the tropical cupcake base I’ve used previously, with all coconut milk rather than soymilk (I thought the coconut would play nicely with the lemon). The frosting was tricky. Nevertheless, another cupcake for the books. You may also like...

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Hi-Hat Cupcakes I believe it was a year or two ago, before I started my little blog, that I first heard of Hi-hat Cupcakes. I then found a recipe for them on Martha Stewart's site. I then searched a bit more and found quite a few people had terrible issues with the recipe on that site (which doesn't surprise me, as the recipes there tend to be hit and miss) and had worked out their own way of making them from trial and error. Chocolate Blackout Cake (makes 20 cupcakes, or one nice 9x12" pan o' cake) This recipe first appeared on my blog here 2 cups sugar 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 tsp salt 1 cup cocoa powder (natural, not dutch-processed) 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda 2 tsp vanilla 1 cup buttermilk 4 ounces melted butter 1 cup brewed coffee (I used instant espresso powder in one cup boiling water) 3 large eggs _____________________________ -Preheat oven to 350f -Prepare 2 muffin tins by lining with 20 or 21 muffin liners. The first coil goes on like this: and a third coil: Chocolate coating:

Red Velvet Cake Recipe — Pinch My Salt Red Velvet Cake. Until I met my husband, I had never even heard of a red velvet cake. Since it seems to be a southern specialty, I guess it’s not surprising that I never ran across one growing up in California. But thanks to the California cupcake boom, it seems like there’s now a cupcake shop on every corner and every single one of them features some version of miniature red velvet cake. But that’s not why I made this cake. And partly because I was tired of waiting, but mostly in celebration of a momentous occasion, I decided to take matters into my own hands, and give this cake a try myself. You see, right before we left Sicily last year, my husband was promoted. I even toyed with the idea of a Black Forest Cake, another one that gets requested from time to time (maybe next time, Justin). Now, I won’t lie. Sure enough, lots of Red Velvet Cake recipes require the same amount of food coloring. Especially my hands. I thought this really was a great cake. Save Recipe Print Recipe Ingredients

How To Frost Cupcakes Happy Cupcake Monday! Glory of Glorious Treats here with some simple tips and techniques to help you make beautiful cupcakes. Kim and I are both often asked about the pastry tips we most commonly use to frost cupcakes. If you have ever been curious about the pretty, ruffly swirls… I’m hear to show you how simple it really is! Piping frosting on cupcakes is actually quicker than spreading it on, and the results are much fancier! Ready to make some beautiful cupcakes? You’ll need… A large pastry bag A Wilton 2D or 1M tip (the 2D is a closed star, the 1M is an open star, the end results are similar, with the 2D being slightly more ruffly) A batch of delicious, thick icing (like my American Buttercream) Baked and cooled cupcakes Directions: 1. 2.-3. 4.-5. 6. Voila! A few notes… the most common problem people seem to have with piping frosting on cupcakes is the frosting not being thick enough to hold it’s shape. Perfect Vanilla Cupcakes Chocolate Cupcakes How to bake Cupcakes

Red Velvet Crêpes I rolled my eyes at the red velvet cake trend, but now I can’t get enough. I’ll make any excuse to have ‘cake’ for breakfast– here’s my take on a classic. Red Velvet Crepes (Makes about 24, 8″ crepes) Ingredients: – 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour - 1 teaspoon baking powder - 1/2 teaspoon baking soda - 1/4 teaspoon salt - 3 tablespoons sugar - 2 cups butter milk - 1 1/4 cup whole or lowfat milk - 1 large egg - 1 teaspoon vanilla extract - 1 1/2 tablespoons cocoa powder, sifted - 1 tablespoon red food color gel - 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted + 2 tablespoons cooking oil (for pan) *Update: Because the buttermilk lends to the acidity of this batter, do not substitute the baking soda for extra baking powder. Mascarpone Cream Filling- 500 mL heavy cream - 300 gr mascarpone cheese - 1/2 cup icing sugar - 1 teaspoon vanilla extract - zest of 1 orange (optional, but adds nice tang) + 1/2 cup raspberry jam (optional, for filling crepes) Directions: For the Mascarpone Filling:1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Lemon Cheesecake Cupcakes : Cafe Fernando – Food Blog - cheesecake recipe - lemon - lemon cheesecake - lemon cheesecake recipe - Cheesecake September 01st, 2009 | Category: Cheesecake, Muffins and Cupcakes Why haven’t I thought of this before? Individual servings of creamy and tangy lemon cheesecake. But most importantly, why haven’t I seen these before? Someone must have discovered cheesecake cupcakes decades ago, right? Has the time come? Or is it just about turning the right page (or clicking the right link) at the right time? When I saw the individual cheesecakes recipe in delicious. magazine’s June 2009 issue, I didn’t just mark the page and continued reading. The beauty of this recipe is that you don’t need to go through the process of a water bath, which is quite scary especially for cheesecake virgins. Believe me, it is very hard to screw up with this recipe. I love it when I get to salvage leftovers from a previous baking adventure. OK, all the time. Thanks to this lemon cheesecake cupcakes, there opened some space to be filled in my freezer. If you liked this recipe, then you’ll definitely like these, too: Filling:

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Oreo and Peanut Butter Brownie Cakes Well these naughty little treats are well….naughty but oh so necessary. There are a bit like my Brownie Covered Oreo’s from last Christmas but enhanced with layers of peanut butter and a double decker stack of Oreos in each little brownie cake. They are simply prepared in cupcake liners. Hope you enjoy this ultra sweet little cake Ok, I have to brag about this brownie mix from Trader Joes for a second. Break out 24 Oreo Cookies. Some of your favorite peanut butter. Spread a teaspoon of peanut butter over Oreo #1. Press a second Oreo right on top One more teaspoon right on top. Place the little stack right into a cupcake lined muffin cup. Like so Take your brownie mix…. …and spoon a couple tablespoons right over top, letting it run around the edges of the cookies. Mmmm! Ahhhh, wait until you cut them in half. Oreo and Peanut Butter Brownie Cakes 1 box brownie mix, 8×8 inch size 24 Oreo Cookies 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter 1. 2. Makes 12 servings Enjoy! Other recipes you may enjoy...

Beef Stroganoff Recipe : Ellie Krieger Directions Heat 2 teaspoons of the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the beef and cook until browned on all sides, about 5 minutes. Heat the remaining 2 teaspoons of oil in the skillet over medium-high heat. Return the beef and juices to the pan and stir to incorporate. Spoon the mixture over the noodles and garnish with parsley. Serving size: 1 cup noodles, 1 1/2 cups beef-mushroom mixture, 1 teaspoon parsley Per Serving: Calories 520; Total Fat 15 g (Sat Fat 3.5 g, Mono Fat 6.5 g, Poly Fat 2.5 g); Protein 40 g; Carb 51 g; Fiber 2 g; Cholesterol 85 mg; Sodium 560 mg Excellent source of: Copper, Folate, Iron, Manganese, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus, Potassium, Protein, Riboflavin, Selenium, Thiamin, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Vitamin K, Zinc Good source of: Fiber, Magnesium

Death By Oreo Cupcakes They are probably the best Oreo cakes I have ever tried. A lot of cake's that I have experimented with before are like a vanilla cake with bits of Oreo in them, which didn't really give them enough Oreo flavor. But these were a lot better. I used a dark chocolate fudge cake mix instead of just a regular chocolate cake mix, which went really well with the cookies and gave the cakes just a little more flavor. So, in this recipe there is Oreo's in the cake, in the frosting, and at the bottom is a Oreo surprise. Ingredients 1 package Oreo Cookies, regular size 1 package Mini Oreo Cookies, for decoration (optional) 1 package chocolate cake mix (mix according to directions on box) 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature 1/2 cup butter (1 stick), room temperature 3 3/4 cups powdered sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract cupcake liners Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream together butter and cream cheese. foodsnots.com

The Pastry Affair - Home - Garlic Parmesan Pull-Apart Bread I once made the driest pancake in the world. I can see you sitting at home, staring at your computer screen, and scoffing at my bold statement. Driest pancake in the world? Yeah, right. Let me share my story with you. A few years back, I made chocolate chip pancakes. Quickly flash to the next morning. Still cold. Confusion. Was the microwave broken? I got angry, as one will when they want food and want it now. When I took it out, the pancake was slightly less cool. It took me a few hours to realize what had happened. It only stands to reason that my pancake was so utterly dry that there wasn't enough water in it to be absorbed by the microwaves. Thus, the world's driest pancake was born. And to think I took a bite... Luckily, this Garlic Parmesan Pull-Apart Bread is definitely not dry. One Year Ago: Chocolate Orange Miniature Cakes Garlic Parmesan Pull-Apart Bread Yields 1 loaf In a large mixing bowl, stir together the yeast and water. Punch down the dough.

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