Welcome to Natasha's Creative Confections! If you have stumbled upon this blog page, then you're in for a real treat! One of my favorite things to do is bake. If you choose to read on you will find pictures and recipes of some of the fabulous treats that I have created. So take a look around and enjoy!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Cupcake #11: Taking a Bite Out of Frustration Spice Cupcakes

Well, the cupcake project is almost over! One more week of fun cupcakes and then I'll move on to other treats :) This one is a spice cupcake--reminds me of fall, which is just around the corner :) These cupcakes turned out so pretty!
Ingredients for the cupcake: -1 egg, room temp. -1/2 c. butter, room temp. -1 c. sour milk (add 1 Tbsp. lemon juice to milk and let sit 15 mins.) -1 c. brown sugar -2 c. flour -1 tsp. baking soda -1/2 tsp. salt -2 Tbsp. potato starch -1 tsp. cinnamon -1 tsp. nutmeg -1 tsp. cloves To Make the Cupcakes: 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Place ~12 paper liners into cupcake trays. 2. Cream butter and sugar together with an electric mixer until fluffy, about 3-5 minutes.
3. Add egg and beat another 2 minutes. Add sour milk and beat until smooth. 4. Whisk flour, potato starch, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves together. Add flour mixture to batter. Mix until combined.
5. Pour batter into paper liners. Fill to the top and bake 15-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. 6. Cool for 5 minutes and then place on baking rack.
Ingredients for Sugar Glaze/Frosting: -2 c. powdered sugar -2 to 4 Tbsp. orange juice -2 Tbsp. butter, room temp. -splash of vanilla extract (optional) To Make the Frosting: 1. Pour powdered sugar into a bowl. 2. Gradually add orange juice until the glaze reachers a pourable, but not too thin consistency.
(Add vanilla also, if you'd like) 3. Cream butter into glaze and then frost the cooled cupcakes. (I added a sprinkle of cinnamon on top after they were frosted for decoration!)

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