Cupcakes! by Elinor Klivans

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  • Banana butterscotch cupcakes

    • lpiermarini on August 17, 2018

      These were fabulous!!!! A big hit w/the family! A keeper & winner!

    • LisaO on February 17, 2015

      Fantastic. The frosting is the best part. And, I have no other recipes for butterscotch chips, these are yummy. It makes 48 mini's. Only bake them 11-12 min. They freeze wonderfully.

  • Butter almond tea cakes

    • ashallen on September 15, 2020

      Ooops, should have followed the recipe more closely! Recipe said to bake cakes in mini cupcake papers sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. I didn't have papers and thought the cakes would be buttery enough to release OK from a buttered non-stick baking tin but unfortunately they stuck tight. Their texture is relatively light and tender, so they really didn't like being pried out. I also made each cake ~1.5x bigger than the recipe specified. That wasn't a good idea either since the tops ended up being very flat vs. domed and the tops oozed and merged into one another during baking. The (mangled) cakes have a nice light texture, moderate almond flavor, and aren't super-sweet - the glaze suggested in the recipe would be a nice addition. My larger-than-specified cakes were done by the time specified for smaller cakes, so it'd probably be good to check the smaller cakes early.

  • Easy-mix yellow cupcake batter

    • LisaO on February 17, 2015

      This base serves as the base for many of the recipes in the book. The ratios are excellent. The fact that it is a base serves the book well.

  • Peanut butter cupcakes with milk chocolate glaze

    • LisaO on February 17, 2015

      I love this book despite one recipe. This one, not great. Don't think I'd even bother trying again. My filling sank. They were dry, crumbly and too rich.

  • Top-to-bottom crumb cupcakes

    • LisaO on February 17, 2015

      These are really really good. Crumbly top and bottom, what could be better? Use the master recipe on page 23, easy-mix yellow cupcake batter for 12 regular cupcakes. The note in the box says it makes 18 regular cupcakes but then below under the cupcake section it says 18 medium. There is no ratio of 18 medium or regular cupcakes in the master recipe on page 23 for the easy -mix yellow cupcake batter.

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  • ISBN 10 0811845451
  • ISBN 13 9780811845458
  • Published Jun 24 2005
  • Format Paperback
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Chronicle Books
  • Imprint Chronicle Books

Publishers Text

What's short and sweet and cute as a button? Cupcakes! And everyone loves 'em! Trusted favorites at picnics, potlucks, and bake sales, cupcakes go equally well at relaxed and informal gatherings or at elegant parties. Here are 50 scrumptious ways to bring smiles and those nostalgic memories back faster than a kid can lick the batter off a beater. Try a Cinnamon Sugar Puff Cupcake - they go from mixing bowl to oven to one happy taker in less than an hour. Who needs a peanut butter cup when there's a peanut butter cupcake in the house? Ethereal Lemon Angel Cupcakes soar even higher when served with some fresh seasonal fruit. With tips and techniques for perfect cupcake-making, basic head-start recipes, and gorgeous photographs, it's time to get out the baking pans and join the cupcake craze. These diminutive cakes may be small but they stand tall in the world of sweets.

Elinor Klivans is a notable food writer, publishing articles for Bon App├ętit, Eating Well, Fine Cooking, and the Washington Post, among others. She is the author of several cookbooks, including Big Fat Cookies. She lives in Camden, Maine.

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