Monday, December 13, 2010

Bad Weather Cupcakes

Eggnog Cupcakes

Snow day

snow day

It’s a snow day. Every snow day my mother in law made a particular sugar laden cake. Why would a woman with 4 kids would want to hype up her children when they were trapped at home? Well, at least here, have devoured the cupcakes, danced a jig, and tore up the house, they settled into a nice nap. Maybe she was onto something.

Snow day Cupcakes
My mother in laws recipe with my changes in parentheses
1.5 cups bisquick (or 1.5 cups flour, 1 1/2tsp Baking Powder, 1/2tsp Salt)
2/3 cup milk (or eggnog)
½ cup sugar, feel free to be heavy handed
2 egg whites
2 T oil (plus 1 T more oil)
1 tsp vanilla

1/3 cup brown sugar
2 T chopped nuts (optional)
1 T butter
1 T milk

Beat all the cupcake ingredients at low for 30 seconds. Then beat at medium for 1 minute. Spoon into lined cupcake tins. Bake at 350 for 18-20 minutes.

Mix all the topping ingredients. Top the warm cupcakes. Broil for 2 minutes with the cake 3 inches from the coil.


Joanne said...

My mom used to send us out into the yard to "shovel" on snow days. It also culminated in a nap. I would have much preferred these cupcakes.

mary said...

L. looks like such a big girl!

La Cuisine d'Helene said...

She is so cute! Sounds like a yummy topping for cupcakes.

Elpi said...

Those cupcakes look divine. I love the intensity of its texture but frosting cupcakes could be good for this Christmas.

Alicia Foodycat said...

I love the idea of using eggnog as the liquid!

Lori said...

Wow I have not visited your blog in so long. Remembering your writing about morning sickness. And look there. My the time does fly.