Posts Tagged ‘Walnut’

cupcake with a pale caramel-colored syrup spooned on top.

The chopped up walnuts don't work too well with my frosting tips, so it got glopped on.

Two things of relative import: I do believe we have reached our one year blogaversay!  Yay!  It has been a very very delicious year, and it is very VERY exciting to go from being excited that we hit 20 hits in a day to averaging about 100 hits every day.  So, thanks!  It is pretty fabulous.

Thing two: Oh sweet sweet merciful weather gods, it is hot here.  Hot and sticky sticky humid.  Thus, no baking, and I’m slowing down posting to stretch out my current queue.

Anyhow, while Mels was visiting a few weeks ago, I made Vanilla Bourbon Cupcakes with the Toasted Walnut Cream Cheese Frosting…and it was every bit as delicious as it sounds. (more…)

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what a looker

you're the prettiest cupcake in the room, the whole wide room

These are really really handsome cupcakes.  They look fancy, I know, and deep on the inside, they are even fancier.

That is, these are the long-promised Heart Attack Cupcakes, which are incredibly chocolatey in 2.5 ways, and have a cream cheese frosting filling.  And by “have a cream cheese frosting filling,” I mean they have a fancy fancy toasted organic black walnut vegan cream cheese filling, because I am just that gosh-darn awesome.

The “frosting” is actually the thick concoction of chocolate, soy milk, a wee bit of margarine, and patience that is sometimes called “ganache.” (more…)

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I'm totally a hippie.

Maple Walnut Cupcakes with Fresh Candied Walnuts

Mels and I have been talking about how we don’t feel like we’ve been experimental enough recently, which lead to brainstorming.  As I’ve mentioned before, I have a number of…uncultivated resources.  Wild berries, etc.  Current harvests include…fresh organic walnuts.  So I decided that brown sugar/walnut/maple cupcakes would be a really good idea.

Anyhow, I’ve been really like the texture of the cupcakes I’ve made that have nut meal in them, and I incorporated walnut meal into these.  When I ground them, it was fairly apparent they had more oil in them than the hazelnuts did, so I cut a little bit of the canola oil. (more…)

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