Let's be honest: cupcakes have a pretty prissy reputation. From their pop culture debut during the '90s via Magnolia Bakery's appearance in Sex and the City to the current endless, maddening debates about where the best cupcake can be found and what "the next cupcake" is, mention cupcakes in front of anyone older than 6 years old and you're likely to be greeted with an eye roll and a heavy dose of sarcasm.
That's all fine, and I'd even argue that the eye-rolling is warranted. That doesn't mean that there isn't room for exploration, though, in this very played-out field.
Enter the bacon cupcake. Molasses spice cake with cream cheese frosting is surprised by a wallop of porcine goodness (there is a not inconsiderable amount of rendered bacon fat lurking in that frosting) and then, gloriously, crowned with a strip of candied, perfectly crisp bacon. It's unexpected, perverse, even obscene... and it's pretty damn good.
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It's almost the end of summer which means we're almost to the end of blueberry season. This week we're celebrating blueberries in all of their glory and giving you lip-smacking recipes to savor the final days of one of our favorite fruit seasons. First up, we've treating you to our uber simple Blueberry Cupcakes.
I am stella from Sri lanka.
Everyone loves cupcakes. They are small but wonderfully sweet. Try this recipe.
* 100 grams Cake Flour, Sifted
* 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
* 50 grams Butter
* 4 whole Eggs (separated)
* 150 grams Sugar
* 1 teaspoon Vanilla
* 1 container Frosting, 16 Ounce Tub, Or Your Favorite Recipe
* Optional Decorations, Sprinkles, Etc
Sift the flour and baking powder three times.
Melt the butter in a small pan over low heat. Let cool.
Separate the egg whites and yolks. Beat egg whites until they become white and frothy. Add sugar to the whites, little by little and continue beating until sugar dissolves.
Next add the egg yolks to the egg white mixture and beat about 5 minutes. After that, add in the dry ingredients, melted butter, and vanilla. Mix well using a rubber spatula.
Now line a cupcake tin or muffin tin with paper cups. Pour batter into cups. Fill to about 2/3 full. Don’t over fill.
Bake at 180 c degrees for about 25 minutes. Cupcakes are ready when the top springs back when you touch it with your finger.
Remove the cupcakes from the oven and let cool before decorating. When the cupcake is cool, spread butter icing on the top of the cupcakes.
Decorate with flowers. I made them using gum paste. I’ve done this in the photo above.
Serve and enjoy.
No one can resist the beauty of a cupcake, but sometimes you're not in the mood for that much sweetness. These cupcakes provide the perfect antidote by adding a tart zing to a plain old cupcake.
A lot of "lemon meringue cupcakes" have you add lemon curd in the middle. However, I believe that curd is time-consuming and doesn't pack enough lemony punch. As a substitute, here we have added actual lemons that are already broiled a bit to caramelize them. It's rare when something is easier and tastes better!
If you have a favorite plain cupcake recipe, you can always just stick to that as your base, but make sure to put in a bit of lemon juice to bring it all together.
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By adding just a few extra ingredients, like fresh, squeezed orange juice, orange liqueur, and zest, this humble yellow cake is transformed into something distinctly more gourmet. — Angela CarlosThis recipe comes from Luci's Morsels.
We love a fun spin on classic treats like the ice cream cone sundae, and this recipe definitely delivers a twist. Substitute cupcakes and frosting for ice cream to create a super cute and heat-proof treat.
Lasagna cupcakes are one of the easiest, most versatile morsels I like to make at home, especially when hosting a large group of friends. It’s my favorite kind of dish: one that demands little time, but garners endless praise from party guests. Though this particular recipe yields a classic meat lasagna, have fun changing it up to create an edible kaleidoscope of these mini-pasta stacks. My favorite variations include pesto, fontina, and pine nuts; gruyere, béchamel, and shaved mushrooms with a drizzle of truffle oil; or crabmeat, vodka sauce, and asiago. A simple visit to a local market can provide fodder for endless inspiration.
Almost every dessert table you see during the holidays will have some kind of cupcake offering. With all of the crazy cupcake combinations you can find these days it’s refreshing to see a simple and delicious option like these Red Velvet Cupcakes made with Hood Sour Cream. The moist cake and homemade frosting allow you to focus on the flavor rather than the frills. Be sure to bake extra! For more delicious seasonal recipes visit Hood.comLooking for a new dessert recipe? Try these Red Velvet Cupcakes from HoodIt’s dessert season! Recipe courtesy of Hood