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Ice Cream Cupcakes!

17 Aug

Picture by PieceofCake.com - Icecream Cupcakes!

Combine Ice cream, flour, and a few other essential cupcake ingredients, and you have an ICE-CREAM cupcake! Honestly, what more could a girl ask for?? The recipe is so simple yet the idea is so novel that everyone will think you spent hours creating these little masterpieces….that is if you can actually get them out of your house before eating them all! When I came across this great idea, I knew I had to share it!

The recipe comes from one of my favorite blogs, Piece of Cake (http://pieceofcakeblog.blogspot.com/2010/08/ice-cream-muffins.html)

Ice Cream Cupcakes

The better quality ice cream you choose, the better your results here. Note that this recipe calls for self-rising flour–it will not work with any other flour. I imagine other flavors of ice cream can be substituted. These can have a crazy rise, so keep the muffin cups only about 1/2 full of batter.

Makes 12

2 cups premium vanilla ice cream, very soft
2 cups self-rising flour
1 egg
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Position a rack to the center of the oven and preheat it to 350 degrees. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners.

In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat together the ice cream and flour until smooth. Beat in the egg, oil and vanilla until well-blended. Divide the batter equally among the muffin tins, each about 1/2 full. Bake until the muffins are risen, lightly golden and a toothpick comes out clean, 18-20 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack.

PieceofCake.com did not give a recipe or any ideas for the frosting, but I would suggest the following:

 

Enjoy the recipe! And come back later for a Back to School recipe for Caramel Apple Cupcakes!

Till next time, stay sweet. xoxo

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Firecracker Cupcakes!

8 Jul

I love my job! I love my job even more during the summer because we get every Friday off. I still work a full 40 hour week, but I do it in 4 days instead of 5 – it’s fabulous!

In celebration of Thursday, and the start of my weekend, I have spent some time searching for a new recipe to share. I found the perfect one. I like it because it’s so fun and pretty whacky!

I found this particluar recipe on a blog called “Noble Pig” – the author gives some great recipes ideas on everything from cocktails to mac and cheese. Check it out!!

Boring Betty’s beware: this is not the cupcake for you. But for those of you who like to try bold new recipes, “Firecracker Cupcakes” are the perfect new treat for you to bake! It’s a cupcake with POP-ROCKS!! What could be more fun? Kids (and adults) are sure to love this funky treat. Good luck baking!

Firecracker Cupcakes - Made with lots of sprinkles and topped with Pop Rock candies!

 (Photo courtesy of NoblePig.com)

Here is the link for the recipe, it even has step by step pictures. Easy recipes are good recipes!

http://noblepig.com/2008/06/28/my-kids-think-im-a-genious.aspx

Until Next Time, Stay Sweet! xoxo

Sweet Cupcake Blog

30 Jun

For inspiration or to put me in a better mood, I often browse the blog “Cupcakes take the cake” – Its such a fun blog with soooo many incredible ideas. Not to mention, lots!! of pictures. ENJOY! XOXO

http://cupcakestakethecake.blogspot.com/

Ice-Cream Cone Cupcakes Featured on “Cupcakes Take the Cake” blog