Saturday, October 25, 2008

...Dubba ....makin' cupcakes ....the dubbinator

sorry, outdated SNL reference there. We went to a family friendly party tonight and you can't go to those empty handed ...and in this case, ice cream wasn't an option. I thought I would take my turn making the treat. After flipping through my trusty "Mrs. Field's Cookie Cookbook", I wound up going with my pre-cookbook thought and made some cupcakes. I tried applying some of my recent ice cream making tricks into making the cupcakes: In other words, let's see how much stuff we can shove into them to make them "special". The base was funfetti cake mix, threw in a bunch of dye to try and make them orange, threw in a scoop of toffee and chocolate chips that had been thoroughly chopped and blended and started mixing. I also replaced the oil with applesauce, you know, try to keep them a little healthy. That wasn't quiet fancy enough, so after pouring the mix into the cups, I threw in two midsize Hersey kisses in the middle. They came out of the oven fine, but the chocolate toffee flavor was very mild, so I went with some nice prepackaged whipped chocolate frosting. Everyone seemed to enjoy them, though they would have been better with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!

....oh man I got myself thinking about ice cream again

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