Wednesday, February 1, 2012

More Baking...

Hi everyone,
Just a quick hello today... I host a small ladies group on Wednesday afternoons and today I decided to bake up some tasty treats for all of us.
It is gray, damp and cold out so I wanted to create something that would be cosy to eat while drinking a hot tea or coffee!

I found this great recipe for French Toast cupcakes and I thought is there anything more cosy than a nice warm breakfast on the weekend?
So I thought that I would try to capture some of that weekend brunch feeling right here in the middle of the

I found these really cute cupcake liners at Michael's

French Toast Cupcakes


1 1/2 cup All purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1 cup Sugar
1/2 cup Unsalted butter melted and cooled
2 teaspoons Maple extract
1/2 cup milk

1. Preheat oven to 350'F and line baking pan with paper liners.
2. Mix together flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt in a small bowl.
3. In a large bowl, whisk together butter, sugar and eggs until smooth. Make sure the butter is cool or you?ll have scrambled eggs.
4. Whisk in maple extract and then alternate between whisking in flour mixture and milk. Make three additions of flour mix and two of milk. Beat until smooth.
5. Scoop batter into prepared mini-muffin pan and bake 12-14 minutes until golden brown and tops spring back when lightly touched.
6. Cool the cupcakes on a rack for 10 minutes, then remove from pan and cool completely.

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting  - Makes 3 cups

1 package (8 ounces) reduced fat cream cheese, at room temperature
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter, at room temperature
3 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Place the cream cheese and butter in a large mixing bowl. Blend with an electric mixer on low speed until combined, 30 seconds. Stop the machine. Add the conFectioners' sugar, a little at a time, blend?ing with the mixer on low speed until the sugar is well incorporated, 1 minute. Add the cinnamon, then increase the mixer speed to medium and blend the frost?ing until fluffy, 1 minute more.

They were really easy to bake and turned out beautifully :)

Thanks for stopping by,

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