Day 17 – White Texas Sheet Cake Cupcakes

17 Aug

We need a little something simple.  I think these White Texas Sheet Cake Cupcakes (recipe below from The Taste Tester) are the way to go!

White Texas Sheet Cake Cupcake          mini te Texas Sheet Cake Cupcake

These cakes are very spongy.  And wet.  Kinda sticky.  They have a light almond taste, but that’s about the only distinct flavor.  Made with salted butter, which doesn’t surprise me based on the Texans I know (haha) but is unusual for baking.  (Note: the batter is extremely liquid-y.  Just so you know.)

frosting

The frosting (or I should say glaze) tastes a lot like the frosting.  Sweet almond flavor.  Now, it is a glaze, so it hardens very quickly.  (By the time I was done photographing it and ready to frost, it was hardened…which is why my glaze looks a little messy…)

te Texas Sheet Cake Cupcake          mini te Texas Sheet Cake Cupcake

There are no big, bold flavors to these cakes.  They have a very even almond taste together and apart.  Not unpleasant, just simple.

Scoring Sheet:

– Cupcake Taste: 3.5

– Frosting Taste: 3.5

– Overall Taste: 3.5

– Appearance: 3

– Ease of Making: 4

– TOTAL: 17.5

RECIPE

White Texas Sheet Cake Cupcakes (recipe from The Taste Tester)

For the cupcakes:
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups granulated sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs, beaten
1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 cup salted butter, cut into cubes
1 cup water

For the glaze:
1/2 cup salted butter
1/4 cup whole milk
4 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon almond extract

For directions visit The Taste Tester.

*Tomorrow: Peanut Butter and Jelly Cupcakes*

2 Responses to “Day 17 – White Texas Sheet Cake Cupcakes”

  1. jenksfamily11 September 30, 2013 at 6:46 pm #

    Leslie, Thank You! You are so sweet for putting my cupcake recipe on your blog 🙂

    • My Year of Cupcakes October 1, 2013 at 3:46 pm #

      You’re welcome! Thanks for the great recipe and thanks for stopping by my page!!

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