Friday, October 3, 2008

Maple Pecan Streusel Cupcakes

I have been feeling a little under the weather this week (hence, why I am still awake...I mistakenly took daytime cold medicine) and had an itch to make cupcakes, but I couldn't bring myself to leave my house on Wednesday on my day of rest. I know I have an entire pantry full of food and something in there was bound to spark some creativity. I opened my white pantry doors and my eyes went straight toward a box of Maple Pecan Bundt cake mix that I purchased from Williams Sonoma nearly two years ago. At first I was hesitant that it had gone bad but the expiration date is for this January. I was going to make it as the box suggests for a bundt cake but after taking out my bundt pan I couldn't do it. Cheat on my cupcake pan? How dare I! I made the recipe according to the box but changed it slightly for the cupcake size. As soon as the cakes came out from the oven I brushed over the Jack Daniels glaze to soak into the warm cake and then when cooled I topped them off with a Maple Whipped Topping. I would like to say I did it like Sandra Lee and made it a little semi-homemade. At least it curbed my baking itch and Jim's co-workers had a sweet piece of cake for breakfast. I would post the recipe, but it is really long and it's a boxed cake mix, not my own.

As you can tell I was easily amused today...

The finished product...they were like a stack of pancakes! yummy.

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