Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Back to Regular Programming

Back to regular programming.....

I've been baking up a storm these past two week ends. I got derailed in posting them with my little video stories, which I had so much fun making.

Anyway, I came across some interesting cupcake recipes on the net that caught my attention. I've been wanting to try out new ways to make cupcakes.

The first recipe that I tried, in time for Mother's Day, was the Chocolate Chip Cookie+Yellow Cake cupcake. I made a few changes and combined three recipes to come up with one unusual cupcake.

The original recipe came from All Recipes, as well as the chocolate chip cookie dough in the middle. For the yellow cake, instead of using a mix, I baked it from scratch, what else? I used the recipe from All Recipes also.

For the chocolate frosting, Wilton's Chocolate Buttercream was just perfect.

This cupcake is a bit time-consuming to make, with three kinds of recipes to combine and some freezing time for the cookie dough. However, it was easy enough to do.

I am ashamed to admit it, but the yellow cake recipe that I used came out a bit bland, and a bit dense, despite sifting the flour mixture three times. I would improve on this by using a vanilla cupcake recipe instead. I've had great success using Amy Sedaris' recipe and would use that next time.

Having a chocolate chip cookie dough in the middle was sheer genius though. Very unusual and such a novelty.Mycupcake came from the fridge that's why it looks so rigid here in the photo.

In my opinion, cupcakes are best eaten at room tempreture. Except for those with a whip cream topping.

I had a few cookie dough left over and decided to bake them separately, as is. I know, such cuties, right?

I vow to perfect this Chocolate Chip Cookie+Yellow Cupcake soon :-)

In the meantime, feast your eyes on some oatmeal cookies that I also baked from scratch.