The little gremlin and I had a lot of fun making cupcakes yesterday. She loves to cook with me, but unfortunately doesn’t get to do that as often as she’d like to. (Every meal, every day if I let her!) I do plan on including her more often though, and this was a good start for us.
I helped her measure out of the ingredients and let her put them in. She even did the premix with a fork and then held on while I used the mixer. She’s gotten over not liking to that and the noise doesn’t bother her as much as it used to so I think we will have lots of baking experiments in our future.
After the cupcakes baked and cooled for a little bit I let her decorate a few of the cakes, and did a few myself. We were also sure to save a couple for Big sis to decorate when she got home from school.
This was a fun once in a while treat for them to have. We made the cake from scratch but the frosting was store bought.(Box top time, you know.) I think cream cheese frosting would be good with this type of cake but chocolate went really well with it. The recipe is basic and I change it up sometimes by adding vanilla or lemon extract instead of the cinnamon. Cinnamon is my favorite though. Here’s the recipe if you think you’d like to give this a go:
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine, slightly softened
1 1/4 cups milk
3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1- 2 teaspoons cinnamon(depending on just how cinnamon-y you want it to be (I use around 1 1/2 usually
3 large eggs
Heat oven to 350 degrees
Mix together all ingredients
Pour into cupcake pans, bake for 30 minutes.
Once cooled, frost and decorate as desired using assorted candies. Have fun with it.