Happy Halloween...I am working on perfecting my chocolate frosting so I thought I would make my husbands favorite cupcakes for a little tricks and treats! These cupcakes are a basic yellow cake with chocolate frosting, very rich, but very good! The pumpkins are homemade marshmallows with white chocolate colored orange, green and black for the the faces. Hope everyone has a sweet tooth for all hallows eve.
Monday, October 25, 2010
When it's cold outside, and baby it was cold tonight, warm chocolate brownies are oh so comforting. These were made with dutch chocolate which gave them a smooth rich flavor. Although, I think my boys (even the BIG one) liked the batter more than the final product! I am ready for ya fall, bring on the cold blustery weather because I have some good stuff a cookin'.
Friday, October 15, 2010
The PERFECT fall dessert, Apple Crisp. Totally easy to make, and oh so good! I picked up some local Gala Apples today and immediately thought, apple crisp...so had to go get oatmeal too! Ha, what a great idea...twas gone almost faster than I could spoon it out! I love this season, wish it would never end!
I was asked for the recipe on this one so here ya go!!!
Preheat oven to 375.
For the filling:
4-5 large apples, I used Gala Apples peeled and sliced thin
2-3 Tablespoons sugar
1 Tablespoon cinnamon
In a 2 quart baking dish mix apples, sugar and cinnamon together until apples are well coated.
For the topping:
1/4 cup oatmeal
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup butter
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ginger
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
In a medium sized bowl mix mix all ingredients together except butter until well combined. Mix in soft butter with a fork or your hands until you have large crumbs. Take oatmeal crumb mixture and place on top of apples. Place in oven and cook for 30-40 min. until apples are soft. Let cool. Eat warm with vanilla icecream. Enjoy!
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Special order!!! Mom called tonight at 7 and said she needed some vegan cupcakes for tomorrow at 8 a.m. ...so I whipped up some Vegan Carrot Cake Cupcakes. I didn't have enough time to run to the Co-Op to get vegan cream cheese, so I made a Vegan Cinnamon Buttercream w/a Lemon Zest. They are so autumn, and they made my house smell so festive. Love, love these cupcakes.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Happy 3rd Birthday to Asher and Kiya! One of my long time friends twins are turning 3 on friday but are celebrating today! Miss Kiya loves Dora and princesses so I found a Dora Princess and made a girly pink cake. And Ash, loves Star Wars!
Both the cakes are a vanilla chocolate swirl with oreo cream filling and I used a vanilla buttercream.
Monday, October 4, 2010
On Saturday I set up a booth at the Boise Urban Market to sell some of my cupcakes. I made 5 different flavors - Maple Bacon, Orange Raspberry, Pumpkin Pie, Gingerbread, and Banana Peanut Butter.
This is a picture of the Orange Raspberry, they were one of my biggest sellers!
Maple Bacon, everyone was intrigued by these cupcakes, they sold out fast!
Orange Raspberry with Butter Cream Frosting
Pumpkin Pie with Cream Cheese Frosting
Banana with Peanut Butter Frosting
Ginger Bread with Cinnamon Frosting with a Orange Zest
Maple Bacon with Maple Frosting...mmmmmmm!