Posts Tagged ‘Berries’

Le Cupcake

Stumptown is in the middle of an oddly beautiful spring; there hasn’t been enough rain (eep!) but there have been these incredible and transcendent days where it’s still cool enough out that going out frolicking feels invigorating, and you definitely need a sweater.

The weather a little inspired these cupcakes in the sense that I was aiming for light and fresh, and I think I succeeded. I also used agave nectar to sweeten them, and I think I really like it; it imparted a very light and buttery flavor to these cupcakes, which I really appreciated.

I have started experimenting with unrefined sugar options because I volunteered to make cupcakes for a friend’s wedding, and for a variety of reasons she’d really prefer to use unrefined sugar, and I am more than happy to play.

These are just a slight variation on the Simple Vanilla and Agave Nectar Cupcakes from VCTOTW, and I really look forward to experimenting more with the recipe. (more…)

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These are, I think, the prettiest cupcakes I have ever made.

I am not having a good punctuation day.  I have had, I think, a 50% success rate at typing the correct mark throughout the day.  I am so very glad that I finished my thesis and it sits in a sparkley grey cover in a box under my bed with all my drafts, keeping their collective typos to themselves.

Hoookay, after that grammar-neurosis interlude, I now feel comfortable talking about cupcakes.  KVH (I’m sorry that I haven’t yet thought of a clever and mildly entertaining pseudonym yet) has, as I have been led to understand, a birthday tomorrow.  I had been planning to make lemon ricotta pancakes, but cupcakes, as always, seemed like a better idea.  I decided on the raspberry compote because frosting seemed way too heavy for these cupcakes, and I was right. (more…)

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