Saturday, April 17, 2010

Bad Blogger....

Bad Bad Baddddd Blogger.. It is true .. I bake .. I document ...I forget to blog .. I can't help it! My life get's so busy sometimes that once I finish the whole baking, picture taking , then EATING process .. I just  push the blogging about it aside .. and I forget that YOU guys lose out .. I am trying not to do that so often ... Luckily, I have some post's to catch up on ... and you will benefit from my laziness . I promise!!!

I've got some Blueberry Muffins, some Tiramisu Cupcakes ( TO DIE FOR) and  a Carrot Cake Cheesecake on deck for you ....  Ready ? Set ! BLOG!

Blueberry Muffins:

Recipe Adapted From's Blueberry Cream Muffin's.

The key ingredient in this recipe for me is the sour cream... Also, this muffin would be good with ANY fruit, Peaches, Apples, Pears, Raspberries.. I'm not kidding , It might be the best muffin base known to man.


Vanilla is key for me  I always add it, no matter the recipe ( or amaretto) even if the recipe doesn't call for it .... a tsp or two never hurts.

Doesn't that look divine ? I used Dark brown Sugar... You may use Light but expect your slurry to be a bit Lighter (duh) in color. 

Next , the sour cream . YUM !

Followed by the dry ingredients.  ( This is also where I would add , If I were adding any extra spices , cinnamon , nutmeg,  whatever you like ...  to the batter , in this case Nothing ) 

Next fold in your Blues .. And be gentle you don't want to puncture them ... They are wonderful JUST the way they are.. I always use  more than the recipe calls for .. two pints from the grocery store.. Or whatever I have on hand. 

Fille'r up - 3/4 fullish . 
Bake .

that is the only crappy shot I got of the finished product ... because I ate them all very quickly. I also rounded out that each muffin has about 150 calories in it . if made in a standard size muffin pan .. a perfect morsel for breakfast if I do say so myself.


Start with a basic white cake/ yellow/ whatever you like best . I'm sorry to say I cannot share a recipe .. mostly because I haven't found one that I like best ... :( This one was good for the cause ... but I don't really remember what it was .. so hell if you like box cake .. Use a box , what do I care. but if you like tiramisu .. make these. TRUST ME. 

For the filling you'll need one package of Mascarpone Cheese.   Smooth Ricotta would work in a pinch . 

Mix together with Amaretto , and powdered sugar ( both really to taste) Until you get a filling like consistency that would be easy to pipe into a cupcake.

Like So. 

Next I made a coffee/Espresso Frosting ( of which I am dumb and didnt take pictures of) The run down was .  2 sticks butter, 8 cups sifted powdered sugar, pinch of salt , cooled brewed espresso blend starbucks coffee ( Or any bold coffee, can even use instant)  and if you can find it, some coffee extract to up the flavor ...  mix all butter and sugar and salt , use about 1-2 tsp extract, and then slowly add the coffee while mixing  pausing in between small additions so that the frosting has time to come together . once it reaches the proper  consistency.  You're done!

I use an apple core to remove the center of each cupcake ( You can see this in previous posts) and then fill each cupcake with the cheese filling.... At this point , I would also take a tsp or so of of remaining coffee and drizzle over each cupcake... before frosting  them... But then frost, with a large star tip .. and then  dust some cocoa and powdered sugar over each cupcake.. and you will be WOWED...

One of the best cupcakes I've ever eaten . 

My Post for the Carrot Cake Cheesecake , with Pineapple Cream Cheese Buttercream will be coming shortly.. along with a Triple Chocolate "Boston Cream" cake... so Stay tuned :)

Have a great day Lovlies!


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