A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Need help? Click the HELP link at the top of the screen to read the docs or ask at the Help Desk.
Total Members: 306,402
Currently Running With Scissors:
497 Guests and 3 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Wintery spiced cupcakes - 3 kinds  (Read 512 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
EarthboundMisfit
Offline Offline

Posts: 57
Joined: 12-Jan-2013
Oh ice-cream eyes.


View Profile
« on: February 03, 2013 11:35:28 AM »

I made these for a family party over the holidays, they turned out delicious and went down really well so I thought I'd post the recipe(s) exactly as I made them in case anyone wants to try them.

My basic cake recipe is fairly standard:
125g unsalted butter, 150g caster sugar, 2-3 medium eggs, 200g self raising flour, 1 teasp vanilla essence (optional).
Cream the butter & sugar, add beaten eggs gradually, add sieved flour, add vanilla. 15 mins at 200 degrees celcius.

The cream cheese frosting recipe I use is:
115g unsalted butter, 170g cream cheese, 250g icing sugar, half teasp vanilla essence.
Mix the butter & cream cheese, add icing sugar, add vanilla.

The first variation I did was spiced apple cupcake with cinnamon cream cheese frosting.  I'd seen a recipe online which used reduced apple cider for the flavouring in the cupcake sponge.  As I don't drink alcohol, and as these had to be suitable for kids too, I decided to try reducing store brand apple juice from concentrate.  Worked like a charm.  I started with about two thirds of a litre and simmered until I felt like it tasted strong enough, I was left with about a cup of liquid.

Instead of adding the third egg to the batter, just use two and add the apple reduction to it after the flour.  Add a teaspoon each of cinnamon, ginger and allspice.  To the cream cheese frosting, add a teaspoon and a half of cinnamon.

The second variation I made was spiced orange with cardamom cream cheese frosting.  To the basic cupcake batter I just added a teaspoon and a half of natural orange oil flavouring, and a teaspoon each of cinnamon and ginger. I didn't use allspice in this one as I didn't want to drown out the orange flavour, but it probably would have been ok.  To the cream cheese frosting, I added a teaspoon and a half of ground cardamom.

The third was gingerbread cupcake with strawberry cream cheese frosting.  Simply add three teaspoons of ground ginger and one of cinnamon to the batter, and a teaspoon and a half of strawberry essence to the frosting (I also added a drop or two of red food coloring to make it pink).


From left: Spiced apple with cinnamon cream cheese frosting, spiced orange with cardamom cream cheese frosting, gingerbread with strawberry cream cheese frosting
« Last Edit: February 03, 2013 11:40:25 AM by EarthboundMisfit » THIS ROCKS   Logged

Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Use the Paint Bucket Tool in Flash CS3
How to Use the Quick Selection Tool in Photoshop CS3
How to Use the Step Backward Command in Photoshop CS3
How to Use the Subselection Tool in Flash CS3
How to Use the Swatches Palette in Photoshop CS3
Latest Blog Articles
Folding in the New Year!
Tute Tuesday: Joan Jett Inspired Black Heart Soap
The X-Files

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2016, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.