Day 206 – Cinnamon-filled Spiced Cupcakes

22 Feb

So, although we celebrated President’s Day this past Monday, today is George Washington’s actual birthday.  America’s 1st President was born on February 22, 1732, and is called the “father of his country”.  What you might not know about him?  He loved food!  Especially desserts.  Spice cakes, sugar cakes, fruit cakes, pies, cheesecakes.  He liked ’em all.  So, to celebrate President Washington’s 282nd birthday, I found these Cinnamon-filled Spiced Cupcakes (recipe below from une gamine dans la cuisine).

Cinnamon-cupcake     Mini-Cinnamon-cupcake

The cupcakes are a lot like muffins. Sturdy and dense. They have a nice, sweet cinnamon flavor. All my filling sank to the bottom though, so it stuck to the wrapper. It tastes really good though. Like the sticky cinnamon stuff on the plate after you eat a sticky bun….or 4…

Glaze

The frosting is more like a glaze in consistency and in taste. It’s smooth, soft and creamy, but hardens on the top, like a glaze. It also has that powdered sugar flavor that glazes have. You don’t really notice the sour cream.

Note: I added almost a whole extra cup of powdered sugar to my frosting and it was still too runny to pipe.

Cinnamon-filled     Mini-cinnamon-filled-side

This is a simple, cinnamon-sugar kinda cupcake. Not a wow, necessarily. But full of flavors and textures. The cinnamon gooey-ness complements the glaze really well (even if it is stuck on the bottom). Leaving the cupcake as just a simple middle floor for the other 2 parts.

Cinnamon-filled-top     Mini-cinnamon-filled

Scoring Sheet:

  • Cupcake Taste: 3.5
  • Frosting Taste: 3.5
  • Overall Taste: 3.5
  • Appearance: 3
  • Ease of Making: 3.5
  • TOTAL: 17

RECIPE

Cinnamon-filled Spiced Cupcakes (recipe from une gamine dans la cuisine)

Cupcakes:

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted and cooled
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 3/4 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup of rolled oats
  • 2 tablespoons of cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • pinch of nutmeg

Filling:

  • 2 Tablespoons of butter, melted
  • 1/4 + 1/8 cup of packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • Splash or 2 of cream (for such a small amount, you may use milk instead.)

Frosting:

  • 1/2 cup of sour cream (have some extra on hand)
  • 2 cups of confectioners sugar (have some extra on hand)
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon

For directions visit une gamine dans la cuisine.

*Tomorrow: Delicious Red Velvet Cupcakes*

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