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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

more cuppies

ok finally the last of the cupcake recipes!! Sorry life has been crazy (not like that is anything different) but here are the last of the cupcake recipes from the birthday party. I promise you they are not the last of the recipes because I have already tried and loved a couple more, that I will post later!!
This one is a little involved, but SO worth it!
first you need to get about 20 graham crackers squares and make crumbs. thats the fun part! I put mine in a ziplock baggie and smush with my rolling pin. Then mix with 1/3 c. melted butter, and 1/4 c. sugar.
Line 2 standard muffin tins with liners, and sprinkle 1 TB.graham cracker mixture in bottom of liners reserving remaining for the tops of the cupcakes. use the bottom of a small glass to pack the crumbs down.
Next you take like a symphone bar, or any kind of chocolate bar, about 10 oz. finely chopped. sprinkle about 2 tsp. on top of the graham crackers. Bake this for about 5 min. at 350. remove from oven. and fill each muffin cup three quarters full with the cake batter. Which is here.........

1. sift 2 cups plus 2 TB sugar, 1 3/4 c. flour, 3/4 c. cocoa 1 1/2 baking powder, 1 1/2 tsp.baking soda, and 1 tsp salt together.
2. in another bowl mix 2 large egg, 1 c. whole milk, 1/2 c. oil, and 2 tsp vanilla . mix together, then add to dry mix. mix for 2 min. Add 1 cup boiling water.
After you fill three quarters full top with remaining graham cracker crumbs and chocolate return to oven and bake at 350 for 18-20 min. or till a toothpick comes out clean.

Marshmellow frosting (also known as 7 min. frosting)
2 egg whites, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/4c. sugar, 3/4 c. karo sugar, 1 1/2 tsp vanilla

Beat together 2 egg whites and 1/4 tsp salt with a mixer until very frothy. Add 1/4 c. sugar VERY slowly. and beat until smooth and glossy. SLOWLY add 3/4 c. light karo syrup and beat until it holds stiff peaks. gently fold in 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla.
I know this recipe is a little confusing but feel free to call me or email me if this doesn't make sense! sometimes thinks make sense in my head and I write them down and they don't quite turn out right on paper (or computer in this case)

cream cheese or black bottom cupcakes
ok for this one, you make your regular cake mix, homemade or from a box, it really doesn't matter, the fun part on this one is the fun center:
8 oz. pkg. cream cheese
1 egg
1/3c. sugar
1/8 tsp salt
6 oz chocolate chips
beat cream cheese, and sugar, add in salt, then egg. mix well. then add in the chocolate chips. prepare cake mix acording to directions, fill paper cupcake liners 1/3 full with cake batter. top with heaping teaspoon of cream cheese mixture. bake for 30-35 min. makes 24 cupcakes.
1 cube margarine
1 8 oz pkg cream cheese
beat together
add 1 lb pwd sugar, 2 TB vanilla you may need to add 1-2 tb milk. mix well.

1 comment:

Cathy said...

These sound yummy! I think you might be rubbing off on me with your cuppies. I was at the library and seen a cute book with cupcake receipes. I had to check it out! Thanks, you have great receipes!!