Thursday, November 12, 2009

Bake me a (cup)cake as fast as you can

I've always loved baking, but as a kid and a young adult I typically stuck with easy stuff like brownies from a box and cookie recipes from the back of the chocolate chip bag. The last few years though I've started to teach myself (and learn from my mom) how to make things from scratch. Things that I used to make from a "just add water/milk/oil/eggs" kit. I don't use Bisquick anymore to make biscuts, no more chocolate chip recipes from the back of the bag, and no more cake mix! Most recently I made cupcakes for Andrew's family Halloween party. I made the yellow cake from scratch and the icing was a new recipe I never tried before. You had to heat up milk, sugar and flour to make it and it had a very light flavor. Rich icing tends to make me feel sick if I eat to much of it so I tried this recipe out. The cupcakes were a hit at the party. Making cake from scratch takes a lot longer than the stuff from a box, but it tastes 100 times better and stays moist longer. Rotating the adding of milk and flour is what gives the batter such a nice texture and the icing dries hard so you don't have to worry about it running everywhere!

I did prompt number 5 from Mama Kat's so get on over there, find a prompt and do the same!

8 comments:

Bethany said...

Oh yummy! I've actually never baked cupcakes from scratch before...definitely something I should try!!

Amanda said...

Thanks! They are a lot of work but they taste so much better!!!!

parentingBYdummies said...

UMMMMMM! Cupcakes:)

marfmom said...

Those look delicious!!!

marfmom said...

and welcome to the writers' workshop!!!! :-)

Amanda said...

Thanks everyone :) I'll post more of my baking experiments soon!

Melissa aka Equidae said...

way to go! I do once in a while do cakes from pre packs but defenitely prefer from scratch

Mama Kat said...

YUM!Homemade cupcakes are the best!!