09.5.11

Pepperment CupCakes Recipe

Ingredients
1 package (18-1/4 oz) White Cake Mix
1 container (16 oz) prepared Vanilla Frosting
2 tblsp Vegetable Oil or Butter (melted)
1/2 tsp Peppermint Extract
1-1/3 cup Water
3 Egg Whites
3-4 drops Red Liquid Food Coloring or 1/4 tsp Gel Food Coloring
1/2 cup crushed Peppermint Candies (about 16 candies)
How to make peppermint cupcakes:
  • Place in a line 25-30 muffin pan cups with pink paper baking cups.
  • Beat cake mix, water, egg whites, oil, peppermint extract and food coloring with mixer at low speed for 30 seconds.
  • For next 2 minutes beat at medium speed.
  • Pour batter into prepared muffin cups (filling 3/4 full).
  • Bake this in a preheated oven at 350°f for 20 to 22 minutes.
  • Let is cool in pans on wire racks for about 10 minutes.
  • Remove cupcakes to racks from pans.
  • Let it cool completely on wire racks.
  • Evenly spread frosting over cooled cupcakes.
  • Drizzle with crushed candies.

09.1.11

Easter Bunny CupCakes Recipe

Ingredients:
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cup cake flour, sifted
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup milk
2 eggs
1/2 cup butter; softened
2 tsp baking powder
for the bunny
smarties
fruit roll ups
pink marshmallows
How to make easter bunny cupcakes:
  • first step is to mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt all together in to a large bowl.
  • then set the electric mixer, at low speed and blend in some other ingredients like butter, milk, eggs and vanilla.
  • beat the mixture for 2 minutes at medium speed.
  • after beating well spoon the prepared batter in 16 large greased or paper lined muffin cups.
  • bake them at 375 f for 15-20 minutes or till tester inserted in center comes out clean.
  • transfer these to the rack and cool.
  • bunny frosting
    1 tsp lemon juice
    1 egg white
    1/2 cup corn syrup
  • begin with heating the corn syrup in a saucepan (or microwave at high for 1 1/2 – 2 minutes) over high heat, until boiling.
  • then take a bowl and beat egg white into it with lemon juice till it gets frothy.
  • keep blending in boiling corn syrup and beat till stiff peaks are formed. it takes about 4-5 minutes.
  • next step is to dip tops of cooled cupcakes in icing.
  • you can use smarties for eyes and sliced fruit roll ups for whiskers. you can also cut pink marshmallows into quarters for ears.

 

09.1.11

Easter Baskets Bunnies Cupcake Recipe

Ingredients:
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
2 eggs
3/4 cup hershey’®s cocoa or hershey’®s special dark® cocoa
1 3/4cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp salt
1cup milk
2 cups sugar
1 cup boiling water
1/2 cup vegetable oil

creamy vanilla frosting

green, red and yellow food color
3-3/4 cups mounds® sweetened coconut flakes, divided and tinted*
suggested garnishes (marshmallows, hershey’®s mini kisses® brand milk chocolates, licorice, jelly beans)

How to make easter baskets and bunnies cupcakes:
  • let us begin with tinting the coconut.
  • to tint coconut you need to take a small bowl and combine 3/4-teaspoon water with several drops green food color into it.
  • next, stir in 1-1/4 cups coconut and toss it with the help of fork until it is evenly tinted.
  • you need to repeat the above process with red and yellow food color and remaining coconut also.
  • now set the oven to heat to 350°f.
  • and then line the muffin cups (2-1/2 inches in diameter) with paper bake cups.
  • next, take one more large bowl and stir into it the following ingredients sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • further add some more ingredients to it like eggs, milk, oil and vanilla.
  • then beat the mixture on medium speed of mixer for 2 minutes.
  • in order to let the batter be thin you should stir in boiling water to it.
  • after that fill the muffin cups 2/3 full with the prepared batter.
  • now bake these for 22-25 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • finally let it cool completely.
  • next step is to prepare the creamy vanilla frosting so frost the cupcakes.
  • make sure that you immediately press the desired color tinted coconut onto each cupcake.
  • don’t forget to garnish it in such a way that it resembles easter basket or bunny.
  • creamy vanilla frosting
  • for this you should take a medium sized bowl.
  • pour into it 1/3 cup softened butter or margarine and beat it well.
  • next, add 1 cup powdered sugar and 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract to the butter mixture and again beat well.
  • then add 2-1/2 cups powdered sugar alternately with 1/4-cup milk, beating to spreading consistency.