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Weekly Winner #30

15 Mar

Well, week 30 did not disappoint!  So many flavors.  So many cupcakes!

Double Chocolate Cupcakes

Double-Chocolate-Cupcake

Strawberry Mimosa Cupcakes

Strawberry-Mimosa

White Chocolate Cupcakes

White-Choc-Truffle-half1

Churro Cupcakes

Churro-cupcake

Nutella Cupcakes

Nutella-Halved-2

Raspberry Tiramisu Cupcakes

Raspberry-Tiramisu

Rumchata Cupcakes

Rumchata-Cupcake

Snickerdoodle Cupcakes

Drizzled-Cupcake

And, with 20.5 points, the winner is…..

Churro-Cupcake-top

The Churro Cupcake from The Novice Chef.  Check out that tasty day here.  And check back on March 31st to see how it does in the Monthly Competition.

Day 227 – Snickerdoodle Drizzled Cupcakes

15 Mar

Ok. Everyone loves snickerdoodles, right?  Cinnamon.  Sugar.  Yumminess!  But, these Snickerdoodle Drizzled Cupcakes (recipe below from What’s Cookin’).  That’s something different.  Cause it’s a snickerdoodle topped with chocolate and caramel and a Snickers bar.  WHAT?!  I know!!  Crazy!

Snickerdoodle-Cupcake     Mini-Snickerdoodle-Cupcake

The cupcakes are moderately dense and just a little bit sticky. The all spice is the star flavor for sure. A little cinnamon, but I get mostly all spice. They aren’t overly sweet, which is nice, since they have so much spice.

Snickerdoodle-Frosting

The frosting is a typical buttercream in consistency and in flavor. It has a very slight hint of cinnamon, but not terribly strong. It’s sweet and buttery and simple.

Drizzled-Cupcake     Mini-Drizzled-Cupcake

Ok. I love the look of this cupcake. Love it! So adorable and over the top. But, when you eat it with all the drizzle and toppings, you get mostly the hot fudge flavor. For me, that really takes away from the cinnamon, which takes a back seat. Without the toppings, the cinnamon and sugar are much more prominent. With the toppings, it’s still tasty, just not as cinnamon-y as I want a Snickerdoodle cupcake to be.

Drizzled-Cupcake-top     Mini-Drizzled-Cupcake top

Scoring Sheet:

  • Cupcake Taste: 3.5
  • Frosting Taste: 3.5
  • Overall Taste: 3.5
  • Appearance: 5
  • Ease of Making: 4
  • TOTAL: 19.5

RECIPE

Snickerdoodle Drizzled Cupcakes (recipe below from What’s Cookin’)

Cupcakes:

  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla

 

Frosting:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • heavy cream, half and half or evaporated milk

Garnish:

  • Snickers bars sliced in 1/2 inch pieces
  • Ice cream topping Hot fudge and Caramel

For directions visit What’s Cookin’.

*Tomorrow: Hummingbird Cupcakes*

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