Looking for a fun winter party dessert?
We are still recovering from the crud but everyone is upright and back to school and work today.Last night Sweet Man took me to Target and I cracked him up every time I backed the scooter shopping card up. I love to make him laugh. We have not had the chance – between my foot, the craft fair and the the crud- to get our Christmas down. But I have faith that it will happen soon – and I am completely inspired by Tiff’s mantle– have you seen it? To get us in the holiday spirit around here I thought I would share this fun and easy treat that anyone can pull off.
I have had cakes before that were cooked in coffee mugs or cups, but there never seems to be enough room to add anything – icing, ice cream, toppings, without creating a complete mess with the first bite. So I set out to find a way to cook a cupcake in a mug-like shape, without the mess.
My solution? Paper party cups (the kind made for hot or cold beverages) the perfect solutions.
To bake, simply mix together your favorite chocolate cake mix and then scoop ⅓ a cup of cake batter into each paper cup*. Place all cups on a single cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes, checking the cake cups after 15 minutes. (Baking time may vary a little according to your oven and cup variables.)
Take out of the oven and let cups of cake cook on a wire rack for at least 15 minutes,
*I greased half of my cups with Bakers Ease spray, and it seemed to help the cakes come out a little easier, but the cakes baked in the ungreased cups also came out fine and in one piece.
This recipe was originally posted in the Inspired Ideas e-magazine, December 2011
Day 5 – Michelle F.
AND because it is taking a lot longer than I expected to get done, the winner of the Pantone giveaway (remember that one??? From light years ago?) is: Elizabeth!
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