Saturday, September 11, 2010

Banana Cupcake Fail

I followed my recipe for the vanilla cupcakes.. I start to mix my dry ingredients; flour and sugar and i go to reach for the baking powder and wasn't on the counter.. I go to that cabinet and guess what It wasn't there either. So me being me I used baking soda. I use just a teaspoon of baking soda.. thought that might work ... i put the recipe together and then add the bananas.. bake them.. thought they would be fine. the batter tasted fine.. but when i went to eat one of them they tasted AWFUL. So next time ill make sure i have all of the ingredients...

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Simple Vanilla and Choc. Recipes

Here are some simple recipes for a vanilla and chocolate cupcake.

Vanilla Cupcake

• 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
• 1 1/3 cups sugar
• 3 teaspoons baking powder
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 1/2 cup shortening
• 1 cup milk
• 1 teaspoon vanilla
• 2 large eggs

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line cupcake pans with paper liners.

Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl.  Add shortening, milk, and vanilla.  Beat for 1 minute on medium speed.  Scrape side of bowl with a spatula.

Add eggs to the mixture.  Beat for 1 minute on medium speed.  Scrape bowl again.  Beat on high speed for 1 minute 30 seconds until well mixed.

Spoon cupcake batter into paper liners until 1/2 to 2/3 full.

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Cool 5 minutes in pans then remove and place on wire racks to cool completely.

Once cupcakes are completely cooled, frost with your favorite frosting recipe or decorate as you desire.

 Chocolate Cupcake

• 2 cups all purpose flour
• 2 cups sugar
• 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 1 teaspoon baking soda
• 1/2 cup shortening
• 3/4 cup water
• 2 large eggs
• 3/4 cup milk
• 1 teaspoon vanilla
• 4 ounces melted unsweetened  baking chocolate

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line cupcake pans with paper liners.

Combine all ingredients into large mixing bowl.  Mix at low speed for 30 seconds, and scrape bowl.  Mix at high speed for 3 minutes.

Fill liners 1/2 to 2/3 full of batter.  Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Cool 10 minutes in pans then remove from pan, and place on wire racks to cool completely.
Frost when chocolate cupcakes are completely cool.

Today we shall have Cookie Dough.. and Cupcakes

Thats right Cookie Dough and Cupcakes. Who doesnt like eating cookie dough just by itself, I know I do.. and so do my friends this is a recipe that I will be sharing if they are nice to me. lol

These are not my recipes I simply found them I will locate the links to the sites below. : D

First we have the photo that inspired this whole blog for today.
Special Thanks to the blog Cupcakes Take The Cake who got the recipe from
The Doctors Dishes Desserts Deco where you can find out how to make it. or just look below to find it..Either way.  : D Its a lot of steps to make this wonderful cupcake but I think it might be well worth it.
Ill have to make these and tell u how they turned out.

Doesn't that look yummy ?

1 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2-3 tablespoon milk
2/3-1 cup chocolate chips

Mix all ingredients in a big bowl. (No special instructions, it's easy!)

1 cup plus 2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp. baking soda
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1/2 cup dark brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup white sugar
1 large egg
2 tsp. vanilla extract
3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven 325°. Line cookie sheets with parchment, if desired. (I didn't and had no problem with burnt bottoms or the cookies sticking to the sheets).

Mix butter and sugars until thoroughly combined. Beat in egg and vanilla until combined. Add dry ingredients and beat at low-speed just until combined. Stir in chocolate chips (by hand).

To make mini cookies for use on the cupcakes, use a VERY small amount of dough for each cookie (1 - 1.5 tsp each!). These bake for about 6-7 minutes. For full sized cookies, it will be 11-14 minutes until the cookies are lightly golden.

Cool cookies on sheets until able to lift without breaking. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. 


3 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
1½ cups dark brown sugar, packed
4 large eggs
2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 cup milk
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup chocolate chips

To make the cupcakes, preheat the oven to 350° F. Line cupcake pans with paper liners.

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the butter and brown sugar. Beat together on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Mix in the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition and scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.

Combine the flour, baking powder and baking soda in a medium bowl. Stir together to blend. Add the dry ingredients to the mixer bowl on low speed, alternating with the milk, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients, mixing each addition just until incorporated. Blend in the vanilla. Fold in the chocolate chips with a spatula.

Divide the batter evenly between the prepared cupcake liners. Bake for 18-20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool in the pan 5-10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.


3 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
3/4 cup dark brown sugar, packed
3-4 cups confectioners’ sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
3 tbsp. milk
1 tbsp. vanilla extract

Beat together the butter and brown sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment until creamy. Mix in the confectioners’ sugar until smooth. Beat in the flour and salt. Mix in the milk and vanilla extract until smooth and well blended. 

So yes its a lot of steps to make the cupcakes but I think it will be well worth it. Just look at the pictures again.. here Ill make it bigger that way its will INSPIRE you to make them. and if you dont have time to make the cupcakes.. make the cookie dough and eat it by its self. lol.
Thanks for reading.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Cherry Coke Float Cupcakes

Again totally not any of my work. Below is the site you can find the original creator of the Cherry Coke Float Cupcake. I thought i was so unique so I had to post it : D Enjoy

Thanks to

Cherry Coke Float Cupcakes

1 1/2 Cups flour
3/4 Cup sugar
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 large egg
1/2 Cup buttermilk
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup unsalted butter
3 Tbs cocoa powder
3/4 Cup Coca-Cola
1/4 cup marachino cherry syrup
24 marachino cherries
whipped cream frosting
ice-cream chocolate shell
1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.

2. In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt. Beat the egg, buttermilk, and vanilla in a second bowl. In a saucepan, boil the Coca-Cola, and cherry syrup gently for five minutes. Melt in the butter and cocoa powder.

3. Pour into the dry ingredients, stir well with a wooden spoon, and then add the liquid ingredients, beating until everything is blended.

4. Pour into the cupcake pans and push a cherry into the center of each cupcake. Bake for 15 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean.

5. When cool frost with whipped cream. Drizzle on chocolate glaze and top with a marachino cherry. 

When I make these cupcakes I will totally upload pictures : D 

Monday, August 30, 2010

Hummingbird Cupcake

I totally didnt come up with this recipe. I did take it... but Im totally giving all the credit to the person that came up with the recipe. Which when I first saw it I had to check it out. Heres why.

The Hummingbird Cupcakes reminded me of my mother, who used to make a Hummingbird cake all the time when I was younger. She hasn't made one in years... I'm totally going to tell her about this recipe and hopefully she will make me a Hummingbird cake, or I can make her some cupcakes.

Also seeing this recipe gave me a great idea. Make Cupcakes made out of some of my mothers and other family members home made cakes they are all famous for. Moms friend Mary Jones, she makes the BEST Red velvet cake around. So you know what that means, Im totally going to have to get the recipe off of her, and name the cupcakes after her, Marys Red Velvet cake, I mean Cupcakes. 
Okay now on to the Humming Bird Cupcakes.

Hummingbird Cupcakes 
pictures included on her website. : D 

yield: 20-24 cupcakes
1 1/2 AP Flour
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 cup (1 stick) Butter, softened
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 cup Sugar
1 1/2 Eggs (whisk together 1 egg and divide to be able to get 1/2 an egg)
1 cup Bananas, mashed
1 (8oz) can Crushed Pineapple, drained
1/2 cup Pecans, chopped
1/2 cup Coconut
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
1. Line standard muffin tins with paper liners. Whisk together flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
2. Using an electric mixer beat butter and sugar until combined. Slowly add vanilla and eggs and beat until fluffy.
3. Add the banana, pineapple, nuts and coconut to the butter mixture. Mix until just combined then add the flour mixture until fully combined. Divide batter evenly among cupcake liners, filling each three-quarters full.
4. Bake for 23-25 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean. Transfer tins to wire rack to cool completely before frosting.
Cream Cheese Frosting
yield: enough for these cupcakes
8 oz Cream Cheese, room temperature
1/2 stick (1/4 cup) Butter, room temperature
2-3 cups Powdered Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
Food Coloring, optional
1. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat together cream cheese and butter until combined. Add 1 cup of the powdered sugar with the vanilla and mix until combined. Add the renaming powdered sugar. Add food coloring if using.
2. If frosting is too thin add more powdered sugar, if it is too thick add a TBS of milk. Place in a piping bag or use an offset spatula to spread on top of cupcakes.

Note: no hummingbirds were hurt in the making of these cupcakes. 

Thanks for this great recipe.  : D

The Cupcake Guy?

Who is this Cupcake guy? Where is he from? Why does he like cupcakes? Why are his cupcakes a top notch above everyone else cupcakes?
   Okay so we are totally joking about the last question. They might not be a top notch above everyone else cupcakes but they sure unique and tasty, at least I think so.

Follow me; The Cupcake Guy to find out these answers and many more answers to unasked questions.

   Name: Jonathan K.
   Location: In the middle of know where, surrounded but a bunch of trees and family. Because thats how we roll here in the south.  

Thats all you get for now.