Thursday, October 14, 2010

E-Picnic Cupcakes - Creamsicle 50/50 Bar

I decided to take on this project! 
Baking is something that I have always enjoyed doing!
So we decided on CupCakes!
Easy to eat, just the right amount and you just throw away the wrapper! 
Park Friendly!

I knew i didnt want to do anything "BORING" so I started thinking outside the box.
What reminded me of the Park? 
Ice Cream...Ice Cream Trucks...
and it hit me!

50/50 Cream'sicle Bars! 

So I thought, could they do this in a cupcake?!?!
So what is a girl to do but 'GOOGLE' and to my surprise found the most amazing recipe by fellow blogger CupCakeRehab 
(thank you girl!!!)

 ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
 2/3 cup sugar
 3 large eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. orange extract
1 ½ cups all purpose flour
1 ½ tsp. baking powder
¼ tsp. salt
¼ cup milk
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C) and lightly butter or line 12 muffin cups with paper liners.
  2. For the Cupcakes: Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the vanilla extract and orange extract.
  3. In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  4. With the mixer on low speed, alternately add the flour mixture and milk, in three additions, beginning and ending with the flour. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  5. Evenly fill the muffin cups with the batter and bake for about 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into a cupcake comes out clean. Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool. Once the cupcakes have completely cooled, frost.
Are you Drooling yet?!?

Well here are some pics of my baking adventure!

 (Flour and Sugar Mixture!)
(Eggs mentally preparing to get mixed in! lol)
 (Fresh out the oven, PERFECT!)
(Attempted Homemade Frosting/Icing from the back of Confectioner's Sugar box)

I think these are the most delicious cupcakes I have ever made personally or ever tasted for that matter!
The cake was so fluffy and spongy!
Everything a Box of Cake/Cupcake Mix cant even come close to offering!

So my next thing is to figure out an awesome frosting!
Chocolate? Cream Cheese? Buttercream?
Cant wait to experiment!

Oh and I have one more review, from my One&Only!

"Awesome, so soft, I hate dessert, but this is delicious. Great job Babe!" 

Seriously, that made it so worth it and sealed the deal for this being a MUST have at our E-Picnic!

Next experiments before the picnic is Banana Cupcakes, Carrot Cupcakes and More Sweet Surprises!

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