Friday, August 6, 2010

Different Cupcake Recipes

Are you looking for some new and different cupcake recipes? If you are, then you will be very happy to know that there are all kinds of great cupcake recipes that you can make today! You will find that most cooking shops as well as most book stores have some cookbooks that are centered around cupcakes! There are some really cute ones that you can make with themes too! This way if you are having a special type of party, a themed birthday party or if you are having a party for a particular holiday then you can get some great cupcake ideas! If you are interested in various cupcake types then you can look online at some free, cupcake recipes! Take a look at the official Food Network website for some really great cupcake options to choose from! There is no doubt that you are sure to find some great cupcake recipes! These are usually easy to make and you can simply print off the cupcake recipes that you are the most interested in. Kids love cupcakes and you can make some really great cupcakes for your kids! Kids love confetti style cupcakes or cupcakes with frosting that is fun! Adding sprinkes to cupcakes for kids is always a good idea to do as well! You can look for all kinds of fun ways to make cupcakes today! Kids love to help with cupcakes too! Try to find a cupcake recipe where your kids can help you to prepare them!

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Easy Cupcakes Recipe

The best easy cupcake recipe available free on the internet, is for pumpkin cupcakes. These are perfect for Halloween, Thanksgiving or a fall birthday.



2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour, sift before measuring

1 tablespoon baking powder

½ teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon salt

¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon

½ teaspoon ground ginger

½ teaspoon ground nutmeg

½ cup butter, softened

1 1/3 cups sugar

2 eggs, beaten until frothy

1 cup mashed cooked or canned pumpkin

¾ cup milk

¾ cup chopped walnuts or pecans


Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg into a bowl. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy; beat in eggs. Blend in mashed pumpkin. Stir in the sifted dry ingredients alternately with the milk, blending until batter is smooth after each addition; stir in chopped walnuts or pecans. Spoon batter into well-greased and floured or paper-lined muffin pan cups. Fill about 2/3 full. Bake at 375 for 25 minutes, or until a wooden pick or cake tester inserted in center comes out clean. Frost with cream cheese frosting, whipped cream, or leave plain. Makes about 24 cupcakes.


The term "cupcake" was first mentioned in 1828 in Eliza Leslie's Receipts cookbook.[1] In the early 19th century, there were two different uses for the name "cup cake" or "cupcake". In previous centuries, before muffin tins were widely available, the cakes were often baked in individual pottery cups, ramekins, or molds and took their name from the cups they were baked in. This is the use of the name that has persisted, and the name of "cupcake" is now given to any small cake that is about the size of a teacup. The name "fairy cake" is a fanciful description of its size, which would be appropriate for a party of diminutive fairies to share.

The other kind of "cup cake" referred to a cake whose ingredients were measured by volume, using a standard-sized cup, instead of being weighed. Recipes whose ingredients were measured using a standard-sized cup could also be baked in cups; however, they were more commonly baked in tins as layers or loaves. In later years, when the use of volume measurements was firmly established in home kitchens, these recipes became known as 1234 cakes or quarter cakes, so called because they are made up of four ingredients: one cup of butter, two cups of sugar, three cups of flour, and four eggs.They are plain yellow cakes, somewhat less rich and less expensive than pound cake, due to using about half as much butter and eggs compared to pound cake. The names of these two major classes of cakes were intended to signal the method to the baker; "cup cake" uses a volume measurement, and "pound cake" uses a weight measurement.

Cupcakes are now one of the most popular sweet treats in the world, and there are many bakeries dedicated solely to cupcakes.

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