August 10, 2012

Tea Time Streusel Cupcakes





I'm back with more Cupcake Summer fun! Sorry, I would have posted something yesterday but a certain machine wasn't working properly... :( So instead I brought you cupcakes. They are Streusel Cupcakes! Yes! Or they could be called French toast cupcakes/ Cinnamon cupcakes/ Apple pie cupcakes- you know, I think you get the picture! These were also a suggestion by Iron Whisk
I love how they perfectly fit in the bottom of these tea cups! Cute! They are my mom's favorite set! Though we never use them because they have to be hand washed... These cupcakes would match so well with a cup of earl grey tea or at a little tea party!
Streusel Cupcakes! Yes! Or they could be called French toast cupcakes/ Cinnamon cupcakes/ Apple pie cupcakes- you know, I think you get the picture! These were also a suggestion by Iron Whisk
I love how they perfectly fit in the bottom of these tea cups! Cute! They are my mom's favorite set! Though we never use them because they have to be hand washed... These cupcakes would match so well with a cup of earl grey tea or at a little tea party!
The little brown sugary parts are the streusel. They are chewy and cinnamon-y. They add a lot of the flavour among the icing which is also cinnamon brown sugar flavour! I used a simple yellow cake recipe (but added cinnamon and nutmeg) and added the cold streusel just before I popped them into the oven. After they were cooled I adapted my butter icing recipe and put a a bit of cinnamon and brown sugar in it. But I guess it would be better if I just gave you the whole recipe, right? 
What's that I hear coming? A recipe?! Get your sleeves rolled up and put on an apron because it's baking time!

Yellow Cake

Makes 35 mini

1 1/2 cups         a.p flour
1 cup                sugar
1/2 tbsp            baking powder
1/4 tsp              nutmeg
1/2 tsp              cinnamon
1/2 tsp              salt
1/2 cup            butter
2 eggs
1/2 cup            sour creme
1/2 tbsp           vanilla

In a large bowl whisk together a.p flour, sugar, baking powder, nutmeg, salt and  cinnamon. Next, with beater combine the butter, eggs, sour creme and vanilla. Beat until smooth. With cookie scoop transfer into baking cups and place bits of streusel on top. Then bake for 10-12 minutes.

Streusel

1/4 cup              brown sugar
1/2 tbsp             sugar
1/8 cup              a.p flour
1/4 tsp               cinnamon
pinch                 salt
2 1/2 tbsp          cold butter, cut into chunks

In a small bowl combine all ingredients, but butter, with spoon. Next add the cold butter and squish the ingredients with hands until combine. Or use a pastry cutter. Chill for about 15 minutes.

Cinnamon icing

Butter icing recipe
            +
2 tsp           cinnamon
1 tbsp         brown sugar



If you want to know how I did the icing, I used a 2A tip, applied pressure close to the cupcake and waited until the icing filled up as much surface area as I wanted. I use to think it was difficult before I tried it, but it's super easy. Take it from a 13 year old! You can use that technique with french tips, 1M tip or a 2D tip! Heck you could probably use the drop flower technique and it would look fabulous!
Quick, brew up a pot of tea and bake these so you can share them with your friends! And if a cup of tea isn't your cup of tea, they would make a great afternoon snack!

  Elanne Boake

4 comments:

  1. Ha, I like how that one cupcake progressively gets more and more eaten!

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  2. Oh neat another one of my suggestions :)
    The cupcake looks delicious! I love the addition of streusel it probably gives it a great texture.

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  3. Yes! It was a chewy sugary addition! My favorite part was the icing, but hey, I love me some icing. :D

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