Saturday, July 23, 2011

Cupcake Fun

Cupcakes are all the rage right now.  Whether your a plain jane vanilla type or a  Chocolate Amaretto with Hazelnut filling kinda crazy, there is always some kind of delightful little creation for every single person out there.  And they are so versitile, little hassle, and come in a single serving kind of goodness.  I love making cupcakes, they are light and fluffy, sometimes gooey and always yummy!  Here are some of my favorite cupcake tips:
1.  When making a fruit or vegetable cupcake (banana or Zucchini for example) try using applesauce instead of oil, they come out moist and a little sweeter, and this is a lower fat substitute.
2. Use a liner, its less mess and ready to serve.
3.  Scoop into the liner with an Ice Cream scoop, and only fill about 1/2 - 3/4 full.
4.  Check on them about 2 minutes before the recommended cook time is up...all ovens cook differently.
5.  Cool completely before trying to frost, that way the frosting won't melt.

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