Posts Tagged ‘cupcakes’

  • The Banana Cupcake Experiment

    Apr 11, 13 • Helen • Baking, Cupcakes, Desserts, Sweet TreatsNo CommentsRead More »
    The Banana Cupcake Experiment

    Substituting plain Greek yogurt for plain yogurt or buttermilk in baking is just not the same!

  • Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

    Oct 13, 12 • Helen • Cupcakes, Desserts, Featured, Recipes, Sweet Treats1 CommentRead More »
    Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

    I love to bake, but I am basically a lazy baker.  It has been a really long time since I baked a cake from scratch.  I am not a very discriminating cake-eater.  I was thrilled when I discovered that adding melted butter instead of oil to a cake mix seriously changes the texture and taste of the finished product.  I can, however, recognize when I’ve eaten something good.  This is a really good recipe! Thanks Amy and Pam for letting me share! Banana Cake Cake 1 1/2 cups ripe banana, mashed (about 4 – 6 medium-large) 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 3 cups flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup butter, room temperature 2 1/8 cups white sugar 3 large eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 1/2 cups buttermilk Cream Cheese Frosting 3/4 cup  butter, softened 12 oz. cream cheese, softened 6 to 7 cups powdered sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1. Pre-heat oven to 275°…yes, it is 275° – this is not a typo!  Grease or spray  2 – 8″ round cake pans with baking spray and set aside; for cupcakes, put paper liners in a cupcake pan and set aside. 2. In a small bowl, mix mashed bananas and lemon juice; set aside.  In a medium size bowl, sift the flour, baking soda and salt; set aside. 3. In a large bowl (or mixer bowl),

  • Easter Treats

    Easter Treats

    Have you ever watched little kids dish up food at a buffet and think to yourself, “They will never be able eat all that!”?  I always have big plans, bigger than I seem to have the energy to accomplish.  Last week I was busy making desserts for our family Easter gathering, mostly recipes or ideas that I found on Pinterest: Easter pastels dipped Golden Oreos…I used the leftover candy melts from the cake pops that I made…super easy! Cake Batter Rice Krispie Treats.  Yep…they were good enough to make again!  Since I was trying to make desserts with things I had on hand, I opted to make Oreo Surprise Cupcakes…I was short on the supplies to make them minty. I was a little short on time and had a “lack of equipment” failure, but they were delicious!  I will make these again.  I also made cake pops, but ran out of time to take pictures.  Megan and I made two batches…one with devil’s food cake and one with white cake.  The chocolate ones were dipped in different candy melts and topped with graham cracker crumbs and crunched itty bitty marshmallows (the kind that go into hot chocolate) OR crunched up Reese’s Pieces.  The white were plain with swizzled  chocolate of a different color…sorry, no pictures of those.  It was hard enough to take the above pictures at my brother and sister-in-laws, but

  • A Banana, A Cupcake and Burnt Toast

    Nov 19, 11 • Helen • Life, Sprinkles CupcakesNo CommentsRead More »
    A Banana, A Cupcake and Burnt Toast

    My breakfast of champions!

  • Cupcakes From Mummy Dearest

    Oct 16, 11 • Helen • Baking, Cupcakes, Halloween, Holidays, Sweet Treats1 CommentRead More »
    Cupcakes From Mummy Dearest

    Time for some Halloween cupcakes!

  • Sometime’s It Just an Afterthought

    Aug 29, 10 • Helen • LifeNo CommentsRead More »

    Saturday is a special day...it's the day we get tired for Sunday!

Home...where you can always find warm words on a cold day.

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