Tuesday, July 13

Apple Cupcakes with Caramel Frosting

A few weeks ago I went over to my friends place, and we get together we bake! Her friend had sent her website with cupcake recipes so we decided to pick some from there. The website Ming Makes Cupcakes, has 33 cupcake recipes and they all look amazing. We each decided to pick one, and then we went to the store to get the ingredients. The first one we made is Cupcake 10 - Apple Cupcakes with Caramel Frosting.

1 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2  tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
Pinch of cloves
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup oil
2 cups peeled, diced apples

1. Mix flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.
2. In a separate bowl, beat together sugar, egg, and oil. Add apples. Add flour mixture and beat until smooth.
3. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes, or until inserted toothpick comes out clean

Ingredients for Caramel Frosting
1/2 stick butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup heavy cream
1 tsp vanilla


1. Melt butter, sugar, and cream in heavy saucepan over medium heat. Bring mixture to a boil, and reduce to a simmer.
2. Continue cooking and stirring for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and add vanilla.
3. Frost cupcakes when cooled.

We had fun decorating these cupcakes. We think that we did not let the caramel frosting sit long enough because it was really runny and it got all over the place. It tasted delicious so we didn't care.


Tuesday, July 6

Brownie Pops


 I've been seeing cake pops all over the place recently so I really wanted to try to make some. I was short on time and really didn't want to have to wait for the cake balls to cool down so I decided to make them with brownies instead.

1 box Brownie Mix + Ingredients as required  on box
Approx 24 lollipop sticks (I Purchased at Michaels)
Melting Chocolate (various flavors and colors)
Styrofoam Board

I slacked off and used a box brownie mix and then let them cool down in the pan for about 5 minutes. I then broke the brownies into big chunks and put them in the fridge to cool down complelty. Once the brownies were fully cooled (about another 10 -15 minutes), I grabbed pieces of brownies and rolled them into 1 inch balls.


I then stuck a lollipop stick into the center of each of the brownie balls. I then put them in the fridge to harden over night. I'm not sure if this step was needed but I did it anyways.

The next day I took out each of the Brownie pops and stuck them into the styrofoam board, so they would have a place to dry once I covered them in chocolate.


Once they had their base coating I drizzled different colored chocolate on top of each pop to make them look nice and fancy.


To finish them off, I found some plastic around the house and cut it into 6 inch squares. I wrapped each brownie with the plastic and tied them off with a silver twist tie.

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