Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Copious Cupcakes

It all began in the depth of winter. With cold toes and an itch to grow, I succumbed to the farmer's blood running through my veins. Spring was forever away so I began to make plans...big plans for a big garden. Months later, the bounty was abundant....often more than I could handle. Then, an answer to my prayers. A contest. A contest with amazing prizes (scroll down) and involving Basil. The Iron Cupcake: Earth brings together some of the worlds most talented, and funny, bakers together to create a yummy cupcake from.....BASIL. It may seem like a strange idea to some, but out of desperation to use more of my copious crops I had already come up with a plan, and although I'm a little inexperienced in the cupcake world I couldn't resist the opportunity. Here is the result.

Copious Cupcakes

Mix together:
1 1/2 C Flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
Set aside.

In a separate bowl combine:

2 eggs, beaten
1 C sugar
1 C shredded zucchini
1/3 C cooking oil
Mix well.

Add the flour mixture to the wet mixture and carefully combine. Then fold in 1/4 cup chopped cinnamon basil.
Pour into a dozen cupcake holders and bake at 350 for 25 minutes.

While cooking mix together:
8 oz cream cheese
1 C powder sugar
1 tsp vanilla

Beat until smooth then gently mix in 8 oz Cool Whip and 1/4 C finely chopped cinnamon basil. Taste test just to be sure.

When cupcakes are done baking, let them cool, then frost and serve!

Every kid loves the frosting !

The real test comes when they get to the cake....still no slowing down.

Oh ye of little faith....

But in the end wrappers were licked and tummy's were full.

What a kick to try...hehe, and share my blessings through....well, cake.


  1. Wow! Did I tell you Megan made up a recipe? Not me, but it's in her. She "cooked peaches." She cooked them with sugar, lemon juice, and...something else I don't remember. Then garnished the plates (didn't learn that from me!) with chocolate chips, and sprinkled the peaches with powdered different as those taste combinations may be to put together, she owned it! I was just her assistant and got stuck loading the dishwasher.

  2. Your cupcakes are too cute. I love the photo of the little boy. I think my husband made the same face when I asked him to try one of mine. (lol)


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