What kind of cupcake?

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What kind of cupcake?

Postby PictureSarah » Fri Sep 09, 2011 2:23 pm UTC

So, my company picnic is next week, and the real food is followed by a cupcake potluck. While the invitation just says "cupcake potluck, bring enough to share!" I have been told that the gauntlet has been thrown by some of the other sites, and that it is, in fact, a cupcake competition. So give you your very best cupcake recipes, that I may hand the competition their collective asses.
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Re: What kind of cupcake?

Postby Belial » Fri Sep 09, 2011 3:18 pm UTC

Some of my favorite ideas (as yet untried) from my favorite cupcake food-porn site

Nutella Cupcake
Peanut Butter and Jelly Cupcake with Marshmallow Buttercream

Unfortunately, their site is reorganizing and a bunch of my favorite recipes (read: the ones I would make if I weren't so paralyzingly lazy) are missing. Baklava vanilla cupcakes with pistachios. Double rainbow coconut cupcakes. Strawberry shortcut cupcakes with cream cheese. Hopefully they will come back soon.
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Re: What kind of cupcake?

Postby Zohar » Fri Sep 09, 2011 10:05 pm UTC

These are not cupcakes, but actually savory muffins. But I still love them. They work wonderfully with mushrooms too, possibly better than broccoli.

I don't really like cupcakes that much... Muffins are much nicer. At least in my (admittedly limited) experience.
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Re: What kind of cupcake?

Postby PAstrychef » Sat Sep 10, 2011 1:48 am UTC

The Cooks Illustrated Boston cream pie cupcakes are great, and their deep chocolate cupcakes are also wonderful, you just have to pull them from the oven at just the right moment or they come out dry. If you visit cookaholics.org you will find many threads of cupcakey goodness.
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Re: What kind of cupcake?

Postby Anonymously Famous » Sat Sep 10, 2011 2:54 pm UTC

This is very similar to the cream cheese filled chocolate cupcakes that my wife makes, and they're my favorite.

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Re: What kind of cupcake?

Postby Amarantha » Sun Sep 11, 2011 1:12 pm UTC

Made these for our wedding (without the filling). They were highly praised.
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Re: What kind of cupcake?

Postby PictureSarah » Wed Sep 14, 2011 12:41 am UTC

Alright, I am starting to bake, and I am going with
1) Sweet Potato cupcakes with browned butter frosting
2) Lemon Olive Oil Rosemary cupcakes with cream cheese frosting

I feel confident that the other sites will be suitably humbled.
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Re: What kind of cupcake?

Postby podbaydoor » Wed Sep 14, 2011 1:15 am UTC

Pictures? There will be pictures, right?
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Re: What kind of cupcake?

Postby PictureSarah » Wed Sep 14, 2011 3:15 am UTC

I will try to take some pictures! It's dark now, and I might not have time tomorrow. Here are recipes, though:
Sweet Potato with Brown Butter Frosting
http://www.evilshenanigans.com/2010/10/ ... challenge/
Lemon Olive Oil Rosemary
http://www.thecreativepot.net/2010/06/l ... emary.html

I haven't tasted either of the actual cupcakes yet, but the brown butter frosting is godly.
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Re: What kind of cupcake?

Postby JudeMorrigan » Mon Sep 19, 2011 12:39 pm UTC

PictureSarah wrote:I will try to take some pictures! It's dark now, and I might not have time tomorrow. Here are recipes, though:
Sweet Potato with Brown Butter Frosting
http://www.evilshenanigans.com/2010/10/ ... challenge/

Inspired by your post, I made these this weekend. Huge success.

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Re: What kind of cupcake?

Postby AvatarIII » Mon Sep 19, 2011 2:05 pm UTC

PictureSarah wrote:I will try to take some pictures! It's dark now, and I might not have time tomorrow. Here are recipes, though:
Sweet Potato with Brown Butter Frosting
http://www.evilshenanigans.com/2010/10/ ... challenge/
Lemon Olive Oil Rosemary
http://www.thecreativepot.net/2010/06/l ... emary.html

I haven't tasted either of the actual cupcakes yet, but the brown butter frosting is godly.


it was only this year i was introduced to the idea of using non-carrot root vegetables in sweet cakes, when my mother make beetroot cake, which is delicious, and looks great because of the red colouring of the beetroot. sweet potato cakes sound just as good.


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