Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Stuffed Cupcakes

So... Hubby and I love stuffed cupcakes, but I don't feel like going out and spending 6 bucks for a cupcake when I can make pretty much a whole batch for that price... So I decided to try my own.. I decided to go with a lemon and dulce de leche cupcake.. It just sounded like a good combination..

First I made my Dulce de Leche- So basically I got  can of condensed milk,, filled my pressure cooker with water, put the can in there an cooked it for about half hour.... After it was cooled i opened and BAM.. Homemade Dulce de Leche

I set that aside and made my cupcakes..

So I went with a recipe I had tried before for lemon cake... which to me was super simple and amazingly delicious.. Here it is.... I followed everything but as a CUPCAKE recipe... which basically means I placed it in a muffin baking thingy.

  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • eggs
  • teaspoons baking powder
  • cup orange juice or cup apricot nectar
  • cup vegetable oil (canola works best)
  • teaspoons lemon extract (I used lemon juice)
  • Directions:

    1. 1
      CAKE: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Generously grease and flour a Bundt pan. In a Mixmaster, mix all the ingredients on low until blended. Then beat for three minutes on medium speed. Pour batter into Bundt pan. Tilt pan and swirl batter around the outside rim about one inch above the batter. This helps the cake bake higher and flatter. Bake at 350 degrees F just until cake tester comes out clean (appx 60 minutes). Be careful not to overbake.

    Read more: http://www.food.com/recipe/moist-lemon-cake-281836#ixzz1hr23C6lp

    Here's the pics...PS THEY'RE SOOOO GOOD IT SHOULD BE A SIN!!! 

    Cupcake are great to control portion size.. You can have a treat and not got overboard!

    Saturday, December 24, 2011

    Christmas cupcakes.... (=

    Soooo... I didn't know what to make as a cheat treat for Christmas, so I came across a friends blog, and had the answer to my What to make for desert question.Felipe's..Season you food:red velvet amazing recipe , I followed it to the T, BUT made cupcakes instead of a cake (wanted to feel like a little kid and decorate it)...So here's the end result...