Michelle104 Posted 7 Oct 2008 , 2:30pm

icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif As soon as I got the new Paula Deen Holiday Baking magazine I knew that if I ever won this would be my recipe. I plan on trying it this weekend. Hope everyone likes the choice....I didn't realize how anxious I would be!! icon_redface.gificon_rolleyes.gif

Vanilla Coffee Cupcakes
Paula Deen

makes about 2 1/2 dz cupcakes

1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
4 large eggs
3 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup WHOLE milk
1/4 cup strong-brewed cold coffee
1 vanilla bean, scraped
Chocolate Ganache-recipe to follow
chocolate covered coffee beans for garnish ( I also thought that those coffee hershey kisses would be good for garnish that fiddlesticks seems to be the only one to have found!! icon_cry.gificon_cry.gif )

Preheat oven to 350. Foil or paper liners are fine. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar at medium speed with an electric mixer until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. In a small bowl, combine milk and coffee. Gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture, alternately with milk mixture, beginning and ending with the flour mixture. Stir in scraped vanilla bean.
Spoon batter evenly into prepared pans. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool in pans for 10 minutes. Remove cupcakes from pans, and cool completely on wire racks. Spread chocolate ganache evenly over cupcakes. Garnish with chocolate covered coffee beans if desired.

Chocolate Ganache
Makes about 2 cups

8 1 oz squares of semisweet chocolate
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1 Tablespoon light corn syrup

In a medium bowl, combine chocolate and cream. Microwave on high in 30 sec intervals, stirring between each, until chocolate is melted and smooth (about 2 minutes total). Stir in corn syrup. Use immediately.


I CAN'T wait to try this and am looking forward to everyone's responses! icon_lol.gif

PM me with a # between 1 and 1000. I'll let meemaw know what I've picked and then we'll announce the winner on 17th of Oct. Thanks for letting me be apart of this fabulous place! Happy baking! icon_biggrin.gif

166 replies
nickshalfpint Posted 7 Oct 2008 , 2:39pm

These sounds really good. I will be trying them on friday! I love paula =) Good pick thumbs_up.gif

jen1977 Posted 7 Oct 2008 , 2:59pm

Oooo! I need to go to Trader Joe's to get some vanilla beans or vanilla bean paste! I love chocolate and coffee together, and may actually have to jump in on this recipe and actually try it!

fiddlesticks Posted 7 Oct 2008 , 3:04pm

Great choice ! I have the Paula Deen Holiday Baking magazine to and also thought these look yumo! I so Love Paula Deen!!! And Yes Michelle I do still have some coffee kisses!! I also have some of that coffee crunch !Yum!

Melvira Posted 7 Oct 2008 , 3:18pm

YUM!!! Fiddle, you'd better hand over those coffee kisses, I'm gonna need 'em!! icon_cry.gif

Amia Posted 7 Oct 2008 , 3:32pm

These sound yum-o(AHHH, I did a Rachael Ray), now where do I find vanilla beans? icon_confused.gif I know, I know, duuuummmbbb question! icon_redface.gificon_lol.gif

Sarsi Posted 7 Oct 2008 , 3:43pm

I AM SOOOO DOING THIS ONE!!! I will even break my NO-SUGAR diet for them!!! OH YEAH!! Great choice! I can't wait until I have time to bake for myself again!!! icon_biggrin.gif

jojo0676 Posted 7 Oct 2008 , 3:48pm

I think I might have to join the cupcake recipe bandwagon. These sound soooo good.

And, speaking of all the yummy kisses, can someone tell me where they've been able to find the pumpkin spice variety (my pregnant belly is dying to try them, lol). I have looked and looked and can't find them. TIA.

Mary Jo

JessDesserts Posted 7 Oct 2008 , 3:56pm

I wanna play too!

I can find all sorts of Hershey kisses lately ( the most recent being candy corn kisses) , now I have a REASON to get them ! !LOL

Jess

fiddlesticks Posted 7 Oct 2008 , 4:30pm

Try Target/ Walmart/walgreens. Those seem to be where we all find them the most ! Everyone seems to find the different flavors at different places in their area. Yep they sure taste good Mel ! Oh and when you open the bag it smells like you just went into starbucks ...

chutzpah Posted 7 Oct 2008 , 5:21pm

I would probably add a couple of tablespoons of finely ground coffee (not instant... espresso grind) to the dry ing. This looks lovely!

Thanks.

Michelle104 Posted 7 Oct 2008 , 5:34pm
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Originally Posted by fiddlesticks

Try Target/ Walmart/walgreens. Those seem to be where we all find them the most ! Everyone seems to find the different flavors at different places in their area. Yep they sure taste good Mel ! Oh and when you open the bag it smells like you just went into starbucks ...




Ugh! Fiddle! You're KILLIN me!! I have found EVERY other flavor and there is pretty much nothing in the world that I love....as far as food or drink icon_lol.gif ...as coffee flavored ANYTHING!! Hey Mel! I'll come and pick you up...get some cuppies ready....we'll go to fiddle's house...feed her cuppies until she's on a sugar high and then we can just take hers!! icon_lol.gif And the crunch too!! Yeah! Yeah! Start gettin ready!!! icon_razz.gif

Michelle104 Posted 7 Oct 2008 , 5:37pm
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Originally Posted by amia1024

These sound yum-o(AHHH, I did a Rachael Ray), now where do I find vanilla beans? icon_confused.gif I know, I know, duuuummmbbb question! icon_redface.gificon_lol.gif


I got mine at walmart, in the spice aisle. There were 2 beans in a mc cormick gourmet collection bottle. I think it was like $8 but sometimes ya just gotta splurge. icon_lol.gif

Michelle104 Posted 7 Oct 2008 , 5:40pm

Forgot to tell ya that Paula says you can save the pod of the bean since you just use the scraped out seeds, put it in a container of granulated sugar to make vanilla flavored sugar.

fiddlesticks Posted 7 Oct 2008 , 5:44pm

Im making vanilla sugar ! Im doing it just like that !

frstech Posted 7 Oct 2008 , 8:56pm

This recipe sounds delightful, but not sure if I will be able to catch up and do it but we will see!!

Dawn

Meemawfish Posted 7 Oct 2008 , 11:38pm

Hey Fiddle I think you better hide the kisses from Mel and Michelle or just don't open the door if they come over. icon_lol.gif

Michelle can't wait to try this recipe it sounds so good. icon_biggrin.gif

fiddlesticks Posted 7 Oct 2008 , 11:41pm

icon_lol.gif I agree can you believe they would stoop so low ! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

Michelle104 Posted 8 Oct 2008 , 12:51am
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Originally Posted by Meemawfish

Hey Fiddle I think you better hide the kisses from Mel and Michelle or just don't open the door if they come over. icon_lol.gif




She won't be able to resist our wonderful tasting cupcakes....have you ever heard of the chocolate malted filling that Mel makes? She says it has magical powers!!! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

Amia Posted 8 Oct 2008 , 1:14am

You guys are evil, evil, evil! icon_evil.gificon_lol.gif I was at Target and I saw the pumpkin spice kisses, so you know I HAD to buy them! They are sooo good! Thanks, now I'm addicted. icon_razz.gif

JessDesserts Posted 8 Oct 2008 , 1:16am

vanilla sugar is one of my favorite scents tied to childhood memories that always makes me smile. thanks for the tip!!!

Jess

Melvira Posted 8 Oct 2008 , 1:29am

Now Fiddle, you really don't think I'd do something like that, do you? And Michelle has been nothing but well-behaved and courteous... I'm not sure she'd do it either. Oh my, look at that lovely cupcake stand over there!!

MICHELLE, GET HER!!!!!!!!!!

Hehehehe... the element of surprise works every time!

mcdonald Posted 8 Oct 2008 , 1:45am

I too got the Paula Deen magazine and it is filled with WONDERFUL recipes, as usual!!! All her cupcake recipes sounded sooo good!!!

I think I will also give these a try. they sound really good!!

Sounds like we could auction off flavors of hershey kisses...... do I hear $5.00??? Do I hear $5.50??

pamama Posted 8 Oct 2008 , 2:00am

I haven't been able to try any from the cupcake club yet (even though I've been around from the beginning of the original cupcake thread!) because of moving, out of town conference, etc... But these sound amazing and I hope to try them even if I can't get it done before the time is up. So thanks for this recipe!

fiddlesticks Posted 8 Oct 2008 , 3:08am

I make Mels chocolate malted And yes they are the best ! But I wont fall for them being served by the two of you !!!auction off flavors of hershey kisses..What a great Idea and I have a special price for two sneaky bakers! I think $ 25.00 a bag to start the auction sounds more then fair!!! On that thought I might just have to go out and buy several more bags tomorrow ! Lets see, Oh ya how about several bags of COFFEE flavor ! HE HE !!!

Michelle104 Posted 8 Oct 2008 , 3:48am
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Originally Posted by fiddlesticks

I make Mels chocolate malted And yes they are the best ! But I wont fall for them being served by the two of you !!!auction off flavors of hershey kisses..What a great Idea and I have a special price for two sneaky bakers! I think $ 25.00 a bag to start the auction sounds more then fair!!! On that thought I might just have to go out and buy several more bags tomorrow ! Lets see, Oh ya how about several bags of COFFEE flavor ! HE HE !!!




icon_cry.gificon_cry.gificon_cry.gificon_cry.gif Stop teasing me.............. icon_cry.gificon_cry.gificon_cry.gif I seriously wonder if I would pay $25 for a bag. I bet I would once at least!!! Has anyone else besides fiddlesticks found these yummy concoctions???? icon_confused.gif

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