Archive for the ‘Cupcakes and Muffins’ Category

Coconut Flour Persimmon Muffins topped with Homemade Persimmon Cream Cheese

In Cupcakes and Muffins, Fruits on November 22, 2009 at 11:47 am

Persimmons.  They have to be my favorite fall fruit! When left to ripen persimmons are exceptionally sweet.  They are full of beta-carotene, vitamin c and potassium.  However, you need to know that there are two types of persimmons … [read more]

From A Little Bit of Spain in Iowa


Eat Me Alice Cakes

In Cupcakes and Muffins on November 3, 2009 at 6:41 pm


As a child, my life was chaotic. Our little house in Winchester housed an offset-litho printing press in the front room which clanked and groaned as it churned out another fresh batch of anarchist literature. These posters were designed by my gifted, idealistic mother, for the crusty youths (who lounged on the sparse and uncomfortable furniture) to fly-post around the genteel town as it slept unawares … [read more]

From Straight Into Bed Cakefree and Dried

Dark Chocolate Light-As-Air Individual Bundtlets

In Cakes, Chocolate, Cupcakes and Muffins on October 20, 2009 at 10:07 am


The shock and hurt of losing a loved one has been tempered by the sweet memories of times shared with him. Some people may think us crass, but laughter is indeed the best medicine. Would our brother have wanted us to sit around and pound on our chests, wailing over our loss, or would he rather watch us from above sharing stories and laughter, jokes and fond memories? … [read more]

From Life’s a Feast

Hummingbird Cupcakes With Marmalade Frosting

In Cupcakes and Muffins, Fruits on October 9, 2009 at 8:53 am


Several years ago my mom was catering a ladies tea at my church. She wanted me to do the dessert, and I instantly knew what I what I was going to make: hummingbird cake. A room full of church goin’ southern women? How could I pick anything else? … [read more]

From Honey & Jam

Banana Muffins

In Cupcakes and Muffins, Fruits on October 5, 2009 at 7:58 pm


Some of my earliest memories are of me baking with my mom in the kitchen. Climbing up on a chair to help her and trying not to fall off as I would reach across the counter for things. And her specialty was Banana Bread … [read more]

From Salt and Chocolate

Blueberry Sour Cream Muffins

In Cupcakes and Muffins, Fruits on October 3, 2009 at 9:40 am


Sunday night I witnessed the worst storm I have ever experienced in my life. I woke up at 12:30 to the sound of my son crying. As I was warming up his bottle I noticed the sky flashing in a constant rhythm … [read more]

From Kitchen Simplicity

Oatmeal Sweet Potato Muffins

In Cupcakes and Muffins, Vegetables on October 1, 2009 at 6:30 am


You’re not a potato, my chalky tuber. You are not even really considered a yam, by the true means of the word. But to avoid confusion and misunderstanding, you are required to carry the moniker ‘Sweet Potato’ … [read more]

From Kate in the Kitchen

Chai Cupcakes

In Chocolate, Cupcakes and Muffins on September 20, 2009 at 9:09 pm


When I worked at this chocolate cafe, we in the pastry kitchen were responsible for baking up all sorts of chocolate-intensive treats, as well as making the chocolate drinks that were the specialty of the house.

From classic hot chocolate to mochas to bicerins, we made the mixes for the drinks in the kitchen, and they never seemed to last long enough before we’d have to make a new batch … [read more]

From Dessert First

Princess Cupcakes

In Cupcakes and Muffins on September 12, 2009 at 6:50 am


I apologize if you end up here looking for Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White or Lady Di cupcakes. Maybe another time. Today, I’m talking about a tiny tiny version of the princesstårta, or simply princess cake.

This pretty confection was invented in the 30’s by Jenny Åkerström, a famous cook, to pay homage to Margaretha, Märtha e Astrid, the three Swedish princesses. … [read more]

From The Cookie Shop

Zucchini Bread

In Cupcakes and Muffins, Vegetables on September 7, 2009 at 9:34 pm


You know what always makes me twitchy with envy? Hearing people talk about how they just have sooo many zucchini or tomatoes or whatever from their garden, and they just don’t know what to do with it all.

Shut. Up.

Also: Give them to me.

I live in an apartment. There are no raised beds and no compost bins. There isn’t enough sunlight for container plants. I can’t even keep herbs because the cats eat them … [read more]

From The Way the Cookie Crumbles