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post #16 of 11576
OK found the peanut Butter Cupcakes...

1 cup Brown Sugar
1/2 cup Peanut Butter
1/4 Cup Butter
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup milk
1/2 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 350
Cream Brown Sugar, Peanut Butter, and Butter until fluffy.
Beat in eggs, and vanilla.
Mix the dry ingredients.
Alternate adding the dry ingredients with the milk. Beginning and ending with the dry.
Mix until blended.
Place 2 Tablespoons into cupcakes papers.
Bake 25 minutes.

Makes 18.


I play around with the actual batter in the cups, just see what works best for you. I also have filled these with chocolate, and with jelly, for different flavors. Enjoy!

*ETA: I forgot to put the flour in... oops
post #17 of 11576
Here is a fun website that has a cupcake contest every month. Some good recipes and idea. The Quirky Cupcake
http://slush.wordpress.com/
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post #18 of 11576
Is the yummymummy recipe on CC or does anyone have it? I tried a recipe yesterday and it was not a pretty site! I hope this thread keeps ging! I love cupcakes!

Linda
post #19 of 11576
This is a great thread! Another cupcake liner source is www.fancyflours.com
post #20 of 11576
i make cupcakes all the time. i prefer to make them over cake.

* i use an ice cream scoop to fill the papers so that each cupcake is the same size
* i use cupcakecourier when i send cupcakes to school.
http://www.cupcakecourier.com/

* i use cupcake inserts and cake boxes when i have an order
http://www.brpboxshop.com/bakery_boxes/cupcake_boxes.html

here are a few of my favorite cupcake blogs & websites
*Cupcake Bakeshop: http://www.cupcakeblog.com/
*Whiskie Bits Bakeshop: their flavor combinations are unbelievable.
http://www.whiskiebits.com/
*Quirky Cupcake: http://slush.wordpress.com
*Cupcake Hero: a monthly cupcake blogging event hosted by Quirky Cupcake: http://slush.wordpress.com/cupcake-hero/
*Cupcakes take the cake: the name says it all. they also hold monthly cupcake get togethers.
http://cupcakestakethecake.blogspot.com/
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post #21 of 11576
Love the die cut cups for cupcakes but WHEW are they expensive!
~Sue~

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post #22 of 11576
Yum I can't wait to try the PB ccs
post #23 of 11576
Fantastic!! We totally need a cupcake forum too!! (Oh wait, there isn't one, is there??) icon_lol.gif

I will share a small thing with everyone, although I am quite certain it is not a secret... Pour a wickedly generous amount of Hershey's malted chocolate syrup into your mixer bowl with a carton of unwhipped Bettercreme, whip until fluffy. Use this to fill and ice chocolate cupcakes and you will rule the world!! My husbands co-workers are beginning to offer me sacrifices for these! They are affectionately referred to as 'crack cakes'. icon_lol.gif

Ok, I've shared... now someone help me out PLEASE!?! I cannot get my cupcakes to dome. Ever since I've learned to bake perfectly flat cakes, now I can't get domes to save my life!! I am talking about scratch or doctored mix, any flavor, etc. I turned my heat up to 350 for cake, and 375 for muffins, is this simply not high enough? I saw the hint about refrigerating the batter, and I will certainly try that step. Now sometimes flat cupcakes are good for decorating, or certain uses, but you know there are times when you just want a big, pretty dome? Why can't I get that!? Wah!! icon_cry.gif And I also had the problem someone else expressed where it domed fairly well in the oven, then sank as they cooled. GRRRRRR!!!!
Melvira: Mistress of the dark... chocolate!

Well that's just great. Peanut butter in my crack.
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Melvira: Mistress of the dark... chocolate!

Well that's just great. Peanut butter in my crack.
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post #24 of 11576
let's keep this going LOL....i, too, would like to know how to make my cupcakes dome

please and thanks icon_smile.gif
post #25 of 11576
Zakia you and I must have been thinking at the same time..I was just looking up the websites as you posted icon_smile.gif lol


a few more good ones are:

http://lovelylittlecakes.blogspot.com/
http://www.cupcakeproject.com/
http://52cupcakes.blogspot.com/
http://vanillagarlic.blogspot.com/

I've found great recipes on all of the blogs as well as tips and cupcake stuff icon_smile.gif

I also bought the Hello Cupcake book ($10 and only took 2 days from Amazon) that is WAY cute..there are tons of cute ideas and she doesnt use anything fancy use regular old ziplocs...icon_smile.gif


Melvira...consider yourself lucky that they don't dome...mine dome CROOKED!!!!! icon_cry.gif lol...they look like leaning Tower of Piza cupcakes....[/quote]
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post #26 of 11576
Zakia thanks for all the links! Melvira I second everything you said, I cannot get a dome and have tried everything!

Linda
post #27 of 11576
Like I said, I'm a "flat topper", but we used to make angel cupcakes as kids where you need a domed top - we used to just put extra batter into the papers to make them do that. Have you tried that?

Angel cupcakes - slice off the dome, spread the "stump" with jam....cut the dome in half and position like "wings" on the top, and sprinkle with 10x sugar.
~Sue~

Promote Frostitution - eat a cupcake!

herboudoir.blogspot.com
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Promote Frostitution - eat a cupcake!

herboudoir.blogspot.com
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post #28 of 11576
me too!!! My vanilla cupcakes always dome nicely but my chocolate cupcakes always dome in the oven and fall flat when i take them out to cool!! so i would love to know the reason for this. icon_smile.gif
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post #29 of 11576
OK this might be a stupid question but... What tip do you use and how do you make those beautiful star swirls on top of cupcakes? I can never get them to come out right maybe my tip isnt big enough
post #30 of 11576
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Originally Posted by HerBoudoir

Like I said, I'm a "flat topper", but we used to make angel cupcakes as kids where you need a domed top - we used to just put extra batter into the papers to make them do that. Have you tried that?



Unfortunately I have tried that! What happens is that I end up with large flat frisbee tops on the cupcakes that all bake together, then I have to cut them apart. Of course, then they won't fit nicely in the boxes. Grrrr!
Melvira: Mistress of the dark... chocolate!

Well that's just great. Peanut butter in my crack.
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Well that's just great. Peanut butter in my crack.
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