Monday, July 11, 2011

Experiment Baking-Pound Cake Cupcakes

We had our annual family reunion (my dad's side) over the weekend.  And I needed to figure out what food item to take when I decided to do a little experimenting.  Now I love my Babycakes appliances and I know I'm not utilizing them to their full's on my mental list of things to do more of!
So this wasn't a big experiment but one none the less. 
I had a Chocolate Pound Cake mix that had been given to me as a gift that really needed to be used.  So busted out the Babycakes Cupcake maker and got started.  I wasn't for sure how a pound cake would turn out in mini cupcake form but I was pleasantly surprised! Not too bad!
Then I just wanted a simple glaze to top them.  Well this is where it gets a bit more hairy.
Using the recipe in the Babycakes book, I had to make some adjustments as I didn't have one of the ingredients.  It called for butter;check, light corn syrup;check, semisweet chocolate chips....uh no!  The only thing I had was cocoa!  So that's what I did, 3 tablespoons of cocoa and 1 tablespoon shortening.  Plus more light corn syrup!!  Turned out just sweet enough to compliment the sweetness of the cupcake! Add some sprinkles and they disappeared!!  And had a request from my nephew for more....he ate 6!!  ☺

Now if you like cupcakes as much as I do then let me tell you what I stumbled upon!
It's a month long linky party dedicated to the cupcake!! What a fun idea!!
Screaming Sardine is the genius behind this and one of the hosts!
I'm joining the fun!! You should too!
Cupcake Month!

Happy Monday!!


Screaming Sardine said...

Yum! I want to lick my computer screen right now. They look so delicious! And how creative to make a cupcake out of a pound cake. :)

Thanks so much for the shout out.

Tracy Screaming Sardine

Rissa @ Hazel and Honeysuckle said...

Oooh yum! These look awesome :D

Jessica said...

Yum! I've been wanting to try out the Babycakes Cupcake Maker - it's just so cute!

Shabby Soul said...

Cupcakes are my FAV! Your pound cake cupcakes sound scrumptious! I can just imagine you nephew sneaking around the table grabbing cupcakes!