Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Great American Bake Sale | Hunger and Hope

What better way to help end world (and U.S.) Hunger than by participating in the Great American Bake Sale? Check out this post over at YumSugar and see how Duff Goldman and Sandra Lee are doing their part by building the largest cupcake ever.

You can help by hosting your own bake sale. Start with some of the excellent cupcakes on this site:

Cotton Candy Cupcakes
Honey-Do Cupcakes
Magnolia's Vanilla Cupcake
Root Beer Float Cupcakes
Pina Colada Cupcakes
Banana Split Cupcakes
Strawberry Cream Cheese Cupcakes


Monday, April 27, 2009

Caramel Apple Cupcakes

Nothing says old-fashioned fair like a caramel covered apple. Oh, tasty--but kind of a mess to try and eat. This cupcake is a treat that gives you all the same flavors, but not so much of the mess!

  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 cups cake or pastry flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1/4 cup apple juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 24 individual caramels
  • Caramel Frosting

  1. Preheat oven 350°. Place paper baking cups in 24 muffin cups.

  2. Combine flour, sugar, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, and salt in a medium sized bowl and stir to combine. Crack the eggs into a separate, medium sized bowl and beat with a fork to break up. Add the oil, apple juice, vanilla, and apple sauce to the eggs and mix to combine. Combine the wet and dry ingredients until all ingredients come together.

  3. Fill baking cups about 2/3 full with batter. Place unwrapped caramel in center of batter, pushing down so that is in the middle of the batter.

  4. Bake for 20-22 minutes, or until top springs back when lightly touched. Remove from pan; cool completely. Frost with Caramel Frosting.


Hi all! I'm sorry you haven't heard from me in a while. I had the flu. And a really yucky form of it at that. I am feeling better though, and ready to start with the cupcakes again. I will post in a bit the first of my remaining fair inspired cupcakes. Yum!