I am definitely going to have to plan better for the rest of the letters. I just had a vague sense of what I was going to attempt before I headed to the grocery store.
My faithful assistant was as organized as he could be given my haphazard planning.
So today’s cupcake started out with a vanilla cupcake recipe to which I added about a cup of chopped apple sprinkled with cinnamon.
Cream together: 1 stick butter and 1 cup sugar. Add 2 eggs one at a time and 1 tsp vanilla extract.
Mix together: 1 1/2 cups AP flour, 1 1/2 tsp baking powder, a couple of pinches salt. Gradually add this to wet mixture, alternating with 1/3 cup warmed milk. (Start and end with flour.) Stir in about a cup of chopped apple.
Mix together: 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1 tsp cinnamon, 2 tbsp butter, and 1/2 cup oatmeal.
Fill cupcake pans with batter and then top with some of the oatmeal mixture. I ended up with 15 cupcakes.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
I had originally thought about attempting a vanilla Italian butter cream because sometimes it tastes a lot like vanilla ice cream. Perfect topping for apple crisp, yes? As the day grew later and baking was still unbaked, I thought I’d just switch to whipped cream. Can you believe I’ve never made whipped cream? I think I still haven’t made whipped cream. I think I might have churned butter, though…..
I’ll post the results after I get someone else’s opinion. Mr Shuck has started his New Year’s resolutions and is passing on sweets.