Category Archives: Cakes and Cupcakes

Caramel Apple Cupcakes

Caramel Apple CupcakesIt is time for The Secret Recipe Club

Yes, I know how time flies, and must say this is the quickest I have ever made my chosen selection. I was assigned From Chapelhill to Chickenville this time around, and I think I made my assignment about two days later. After reading through every single recipe I finally decided to give these Caramel Apple Cupcakes a try. They were delicious! Even my husband, a I would rather have chips than a dessert sort of guy, really liked them. I tried to whip that icing up into a frosting but mine still turned into more of a glaze but hey that was one yummy glaze and the caramel portion of this recipe makes your house smell divine. All my kids came in from the park proclaiming the house smelt like Christmas. Make these, enjoy these, I highly recommend!

  • 1 boxed cake mix pus eggs milk, oil called for on box-Aimee used white, I used yellow as I already had one
  • 2 cups peeled and diced apples
  • 1 lb light brown sugar
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup butter

1. Make cake according to package directions, stir in diced apples. Bake according to times on box.

2. To make icing melt together the brown sugar and whipping cream. Bring to a rolling boil. Boil for an additional minute, add baking soda, boil another minute. Remove from heat. Add butter but don’t mix it in, cool.

3. Beat frosting until desired consistency is reached. spread onto cooled cupcakes.

4. Eat and enjoy!

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Mini Red Velvet Cheesecakes

Mini Red Velvet CheesecakesHere is a funny little thing about our family. I don’t like cheesecake, I know strange to hear a woman say this. My husband is not much of a dessert lover, there are few things in the dessert category that he really loves. However, cheesecake is one of those things. As this month’s Crazy Cooking Challenge is Cheesecake my hubby got to have this treat that I very rarely make. The rules have changed a bit. We used to have to find the recipe on another blog however, now we can find it any ol place we like. Now the options really are endless. I chose to make these cute little mini red velvet cheesecakes from Betty Crocker .

As I didn’t have one, again me no likey the cheesecake, I will just have to tell you what everyone else said. They were a hit! Apparently quite rich, so you probably won’t need moire than one and the real beauty of the recipe is you can freeze them for up to 5 months! Hello Christmas Baking!

I hope you enjoy these tasty little morsels!

  • 1 1/4  cups Oreo crumbs
  • 3 tbsp butter melted
  • 20 ounces cream cheese ( 2 1/2 8 ounce packages)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 2 Tbsp red food coloring
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 1 Tbsp icing sugar
  • chocolate flakes for garnish

1. Line 16 regular sized muffin cups with liners. Mix together the Oreo crumbs and butter and press into bottom of cups to form crust.

2. Beat the cream cheese and sugar together. Add cocoa, vanilla and red food coloring. Beat in eggs.

3. Scoop cream cheese mixture into crust lined tins. ( they will be pretty full).

4. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Remove from oven and cool for 1 hour. Cool an additional hour in the refrigerator.

5. Beat together the whipping cream and 1 Tbsp icing sugar until stiff peaks form. Scoop onto cheesecakes. Top with chocolate flakes.

6. Eat and Enjoy!
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Cadbury Creme Egg Cupcake

Creme Egg CupcakeWhy is there a candle on my cupcake you ask? Is it a birthday  party? Anniversary? Well I guess you could say a little of both. It’s my Blogaversary! Actually it was last Thursday, however right when I was about to post my camera died, and all the pictures had not been transferred to my computer. Easy problem to solve you say, just recharge and load them up. Well easier said than done, you see, both my husband and I searched high and low for the recharger and it was not to be found. Last night Hubs borrowed a recharger from a friend just so I could do this post. Yup he’s a keeper. I have now blogged for more than a year. A fun little hobby.Keep your eye out for some changes coming to a blog near you. We are in the process of changing to a self hosted site where I can have a lot more control, and thanks to all of you who have read this little project of mine.

Cupcake Recipe found at Allrecipes

Creme Egg idea found at The Cupcake Activist

  •                    10 tablespoons butter
  •                     1 1/4 cups white sugarReady to Bake
  •                     4 eggs
  •                     1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  •                     1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  •                     1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  •                     3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  •                     2 teaspoons baking powder
  •                     1/4 teaspoon salt
  •                     3/4 cup milk
  •                     16 Cadbury Creme Eggs-frozen

1. To make cupcake batter blend together the butter and sugar. Add eggs one at a time, add both extracts with last egg.

2. Blend in all your dry ingredients, then milk.

3. Divide batter into 16 muffin cups that have been lined with paper liners. Top each cupcake with frozen creme egg. (It will sink into the cupcake during cooking time.

4. Bake for 25 minutes at 350 degrees, cool, then frost as desired.

5. Eat and enjoy!