Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Bakefest

The weather has been chillier this last week and it put me in the mood to bake. Of course, when I did bake, the temps shot back up, but there was no stopping me.

This banana bread recipe (first saw it on Ally's blog) has become a family favorite and is requested on a regular basis around here. Add walnuts and it is soooo good. I normally use one of those disposable aluminum loaf pans to make them. But I realized that this is something we're going to be making on a regular basis, so I treated myself to a regular loaf pan.



Now onto the good stuff. The super duper make you drool good stuff.

When I asked you guys to recommend blogs, you responded with a bunch of great blogs that I'd never heard of. One of them was How to Eat a Cupcake and Oh My Word, it is full of amazing cupcake recipes. A.M.A.Z.I.N.G! There was a small puddle of drool on my keyboard after I'd browsed the site for awhile.

The cookie dough cupcakes and frosting sounded too good to be true and I had to try them. I started off with the easy part...making the mini cookies for the top of the cupcakes.



Then I filled the cupcake liners with batter and plopped frozen cookie dough balls on top. I use the aluminum cupcake liners because I don't own a cupcake pan and the aluminum ones normally hold their shape really well.



I filled the liners a little too much! I was lucky that only a few of them ran over, but the liners expanded, instead of keeping their shape, and they looked more like muffins than cupcakes. Time to get myself a cupcake pan.



All done!



Other than the odd shape, the cupcakes came out drool worthy. I was worried about making frosting from scratch, as I've only done it a handful of times, but I was worried for nothing. It should have been a bit stiffer, but the taste was out of this world. My MIL told me to quit my day job and bake full time, haha.
We're supposed to go grocery shopping this weekend. I need to figure out which is the next cupcake to try.

11 comments:

Snap said...

I laughed when you said the weather got hotter instead of cooler ... same thing happens to me. I get the urge to bake because it's cool and the minute I turn the oven on ... it gets hot! Both of these recipes look droolicious! (Did we make up a word?)!!!!!

Opal said...

Yummy! banana bread is my favorite and the cookie dough cupcake look delicious... I will have to try that one...

Karen said...

Mmmmmm. I don't have anything other to say other than Mmmmmmmmm.

Kristina P. said...

I'm pretty sure those cupcakes are what heaven must be like.

Kado! said...

that looks tempting!!! Sounds like you need to put baking supplies on your Christmas list...especially after your family has had a taste of your baking...you're gonna need the REAL equipment! I hope you have a Kitchen-aid mixer...it is a necessity...I don't think I could live with out mine....lol! ;)

Cami said...

those look so yummy!

Bezzie said...

Those aluminum cups are supposed to take the place of a muffin pan--or at least the mini ones are.

I'm not a big cupcake fan based on the logistics of eating them--but those look GOOD!

Laura said...

Ooh, those cupcakes and banana bread both look delicious!

I love banana bread! I actually just made banana muffins yesterday (from a mix - I don't have the patience to bake anything from scratch). I hate fresh bananas though - I guess that's strange, ha, ha! I also don't like store bought banana muffins or bread - the banana taste is always too strong.

I used to love nuts in my banana bread or muffins, but I haven't been able to eat nuts since I had two surgeries on my colon 8 years ago, so I just leave out the nuts, and put a mashed banana in the mix. It's good way to use up the last banana or two in bunch that my son hasn't eaten, that are starting to get mushy.

I love chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream. I've never had cookie dough cupcakes, but I'll be they're good!

Caroline said...

Que sabrosos!!! WTG! I hope they tasted as good as they look!

Mimi said...

That looks yummy, I love banana bread! But I'd rather buy than bake...
Your cupcakes are irresistible!

Dragonflymom said...

oh man!! this all looks soooo yummy.