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Recipes for Busy Moms Recipes for Busy Moms

Cupcakes for Mommies and Daddies only

Posted by on Feb. 9, 2013 at 2:38 AM
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I love to bake and I do it as a part time carrer while I am going to school to help my husband with our finances, I do alot of adult parties and they tend to ask for more adult flavors I thought it would be cool to share some recipes with you guys. Here are two recipes one guys tend to like more and one for the ladies

Ladies first..

Margarita Cupcakes With Key Lime Icing

Margarita Cupcake

Batter Ingredients

9 oz Margarita mix (such as Mrs. T's or Bacardi)

3 oz tequila (Patron Silver is my fave)

3/4 oz Grand Marnier

1/2 cup butter softened

1 cup granulated sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla

1 3/4 cups flour

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

1 tbsp lime zest

Mix together the margarita mix, tequila, and Grand Marnier in a large glass or spouted bowl. You will use 1 1/4 cup of this in the cupcake mix. Pour the remainder over ice and enjoy the mini-rita while you're baking.

In a stand mixer, ad all dry ingredients,then all wet ingredients , lime zest, and 1 1/4 cup of the margarita mixture. Mix on low for about 30 seconds and then increase to medium speed for two minutes (the batter will still be a bit lumpy).

Spoon the batter into prepared muffin pan and bake at 350 for about 25 minutes or until a toothpick registers done in the center cupcake. Remove the pan from the oven and cook 5 minutes. Remove the cupcakes and cool completely on a baking rack.

Once the cupcakes have cooled, make the icing and ice the cupcakes.

Lime Buttercream Icing

3 cups + 3 Tbsp confectioner's sugar

1 cup unsalted butter at room temperature

1/8 tsp salt

1 Tbsp lime juice

Add the butter, confectioner's sugar, salt, and lime juice to the stand mixer and mix on low using the paddle attachment until combined. Turn the speed to med-high until the icing is fluffy. Add the icing to a pastry bag fitted with a 2D tip and ice the cupcakes.

And for the guys..

Chocolate Whiskey and Beer Cupcakes (Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes)

Batter Ingredients

1 cup stout (such as Guinness)

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter

3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (preferably Dutch-process)

2 cups all purpose flour

2 cups sugar

1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

3/4 teaspoon salt

2 large eggs

2/3 cup sour cream

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 24 cupcake cups with liners. Bring 1 cup stout and 1 cup butter to simmer in heavy large saucepan over medium heat. Add cocoa powder and whisk until mixture is smooth. Cool slightly.

Whisk flour, sugar, baking soda, and 3/4 teaspoon salt in large bowl to blend. Using electric mixer, beat eggs and sour cream in another large bowl to blend. Add stout-chocolate mixture to egg mixture and beat just to combine. Add flour mixture and beat briefly on slow speed. Using rubber spatula, fold batter until completely combined. Divide batter among cupcake liners, filling them 2/3 to 3/4 of the way. Bake cake until tester inserted into center comes out clean, rotating them once front to back if your oven bakes unevenly, about 17 minutes. Cool cupcakes on a rack completely.

Ganache Filling

8 ounces bittersweet chocolate

2/3 cup heavy cream

2 tablespoons butter, room temperature

1 to 2 teaspoons Irish whiskey (optional)

Chop the chocolate and transfer it to a heatproof bowl. Heat the cream until simmering and pour it over the chocolate. Let it sit for one minute and then stir until smooth. (If this has not sufficiently melted the chocolate, you can return it to a double-boiler to gently melt what remains. 20 seconds in the microwave, watching carefully, will also work.) Add the butter and whiskey (if you’re using it) and stir until combined.

Fill the cupcakes: Let the ganache cool until thick but still soft enough to be piped (the fridge will speed this along but you must stir it every 10 minutes). Meanwhile, using your 1-inch round cookie cutter or an apple corer, cut the centers out of the cooled cupcakes. You want to go most of the way down the cupcake but not cut through the bottom — aim for 2/3 of the way. A slim spoon or grapefruit knife will help you get the center out. Those are your “tasters”. Put the ganache into a piping bag with a wide tip and fill the holes in each cupcake to the top.

Baileys Frosting

3 to 4 cups confections sugar

1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperatue

3 to 4 tablespoons Baileys (or milk, or heavy cream, or a combination thereof)

Whip the butter in the bowl of an electric mixer, or with a hand mixer, for several minutes. You want to get it very light and fluffy. Slowly add the powdered sugar, a few tablespoons at a time. When the frosting looks thick enough to spread, drizzle in the Baileys (or milk) and whip it until combined. If this has made the frosting too thin (it shouldn’t, but just in case) beat in another spoonful or two of powdered sugar.

I know these aren't the simplest cupcakes but they are so yummy and your friend will be super impressed. I hope you guys like them and if you ever want any other cupcake, cake, cookie, or cake pop recipes just let me know.

by on Feb. 9, 2013 at 2:38 AM
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Replies (1-10):
mylilprincesses
by Paula on Feb. 9, 2013 at 9:21 AM
that seems like a alot of work but does sound yummy!
KaylaMillar
by Kayla on Feb. 9, 2013 at 10:14 AM
Sounds great!
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KamsOne
by Jen on Feb. 9, 2013 at 10:15 AM

 Mmm yummy!

Skylars_Mommi
by on Feb. 9, 2013 at 1:40 PM

They kinda are, but they are more than worth it they are super yummy plus your friends will be super impressed :)

mereinhart28
by on Feb. 9, 2013 at 5:29 PM

oh yum! sounds great!!!

goddess99
by Michelle on Feb. 9, 2013 at 5:29 PM

YUM

Basherte
by on Feb. 10, 2013 at 4:16 PM

These sound delicious. Both of them.

These sound super easy. 


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jjamom
by Silver Member on Feb. 10, 2013 at 4:48 PM
These sound fantastic!
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delanna6two
by Ruby Member on Feb. 11, 2013 at 3:54 PM

love cupcakes

periwinkle163
by on Feb. 11, 2013 at 5:45 PM

 oh yum!

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