Tag Archives: muffin

Chocolate, peanut butter, butterscotch Cupcakes!

10 Dec

Chocolate, peanut butter, butterscotch Cupcakes… what a mouthful! But seriously, these cupcakes were ADDICTIVE, right down to the last buttery mouthful!

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I made these cupcakes for a close friends’ leaving party, he’s going to Australia so we sent him off in style! I topped these roof-sticking peanut buttery cupcakes with red, white and blue sprinkles as well as Australian red white and blue M&M’s!

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The filling definitely made these cupcakes, a mix of peanut butter, butterscotch and golden syrup formed a sweet and salty cupcake, topped with Marscapone cream cheese frosting. Not for the faint hearted!

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Bon appetit!

 

Mint choc chip cupcakes

16 Oct

Every once in a while there is a celebration of the kind where cupcakes are required. A celebration of this sort happened to occur last weekend, as my dear and gorgeous cousin turned 25. Even though we were staying in to watch a TV marathon of X Factor and Take Me Out, lots of nosh was needed, and nosh we got! My cousin and I cooked up some shredded duck yumminess with noodles and pancakes (nom!) and she baked some cakes for dessert. However, no party would be complete without birthday cupcakes…

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I had to surprise her with these dairy free delights! And it seemed like everyone enjoyed them too:

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I made these out of ingredients I already had, and they were definitely a success, so I shall be making these again!

Cookie monster cupcakes!

11 Oct

Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins!

7 Sep

New post is up on Groupon – to make these gluten free I replaced the all-purpose flour with gluten free and added a tsp Xantan gum.

Enjoy Cake Snobs!

PS: best enjoyed hot from the oven!

 

Recipe:

 

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 egg
1/3 cup skimmed milk
1 cup fresh blueberries
Half tsp cinnamon powder

Method:

Combine all dry ingredients: flour, sugar, salt and baking powder
Place vegetable oil into a measuring cup, and add the egg and milk
Add this to flour mixture
Fold in blueberries
Fill muffin cups right to the top
On the top of the muffins, dust lightly with cinnamon powder
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until done. This recipe should make about 10

Comfort Food: Brownie Cupcakes!

14 Jun

Whether you’re in need of some TLC or just fancy a cheeky indulgence, whip up a batch of these brownie cupcakes to satisfy your chocolate craving!

I topped them with a swirl of vanilla icing and a drizzle of caramel for extra naughtiness! Get the recipe here on Groupon’s city blog 🙂

Crusty blueberry and cinnammon muffins!

31 Mar

These blueberry muffins are gorgeous, and of course I had to put my own spin on them!

Recipe:

1 & 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

3/4 cup white sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/3 cup vegetable oil

1 egg

1/3 cup milk

1 cup fresh blueberries

For topping:

1/2 cup white sugar

1/3 cup all-purpose flour

1/4 cup butter, cubed – I used 1/2

1 & 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

– I also added white chocolate chips to make this really sinful!

Directions

  1. Combine all dry ingredients: flour, sugar, salt and baking powder.
  2. Place vegetable oil into a measuring cup; add the egg and milk .
  3. Add this to flour mixture.
  4. Fold in blueberries.
  5. Fill muffin cups right to the top
  6. To Make Topping: Mix together 1/2 cup sugar, 1/3 cup flour, 1/4 cup butter, and 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon. Mix and sprinkle over muffins before baking. Add choc chips if desired! I actually made more of a paste with this, rolled it into balls and flattened it over the cake mixture.
  7. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until done.Makes about 10.

These are a gorgeous teatime treat and will keep visitors coming back for more!

PS: recipe from AllRecipes and tweaked by me!