Mini Cupcakes

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

It was one of my team member's birthday today so I made mini cupcakes last night. I tried another new recipe. This time I chose Ina Garten's Coconut Cupcake recipe with cream cheese frosting. Both the cupcakes and frosting used almond extract so it gave a twist to the traditional vanilla cupcake. I made half the batch with the coconuts and half without.

One full batch made 72 cupcakes. Because they were in mini muffin pans I didn't have exact directions for time. But I increased the oven temp to 350 degrees and should have baked for about 15 minutes. I ended up leaving them in longer (about 20 minutes) only because I'm stupid and thought they didn't "look" baked. So they turned out a little drier than I had hoped. For some reason, I use the toothpick but don't really trust this method and it always proves me wrong.

Her birthday is on a Saturday, so I don't have a lot of prep time. So I wanted to time how long it took to make starting around 7pm so I knew when to start the project for Isabella's birthday. From start to finish it took about 2.5 hours.

I didn't take pictures of them on their white platters and with a fresh raspberries garnish, but this is what they looked like frosted.


Call Family said...

Mmm....that makes me want cupcakes! If it wasn't so darn hot, I've yet to bake the chocolate chip cookies Steve has been begging for!