Thursday, January 14, 2010

Triple Butterscotch Cupcakes

Recipe number one has been completed as promised. Now, I need to get my butt in gear with the remaining fifty-nine recipes!

Again, this recipe is from Anne Bryn's: Cupcakes: From the Cake Mix Doctor.

I came upon this recipe from my friend Jerome who had brought this book home from work and said I should photocopy a few of the recipes. Well, I didn't. I went straight out to Barnes & Noble with my Grandmother and she purchased it for me. This is the first recipe I have made from the book and I have owned it for a year. I am assuming I strayed away from this book for so long because I try to bake all my cakes from scratch. However, circumstances have slightly changed around here with the arrival of Payton so this recipe was perfect for my first bake since her arrival.

This little cake definitely packs in the butterscotch flavor, bringing back memories from childhood and honestly this cake would win over any child because it is very sweet and moist. My friends stated that this is the best cupcake they have ever eaten; sadly, I have to disagree (sorry guys). It is good, don't get me wrong, I think the frosting would taste better on a homemade chocolate cake.

Doug rating: (Doug if you read this before I tell you, I am asking you to give me an honest opinion of every cupcake I bake since you'll be more honest than Jim. Also, since the office will be receiving all these cupcakes I figured you should work for them. ;) )


DougOLis said...

Haha, I'll let you know. Are you going to get mad if I'm too honest though?

I'm also trying to think of interesting new ideas for you too. My first idea involves blood oranges but I'm still trying to think of the best pairing. Dark chocolate seems like a safe bet to go with. I know that fennel works well with blood oranges too, so maybe something involving licorice? That one has the potential to either be really unique and good or horrible though.

Melissa said...

thats why i picked you. i am doing cookbook recipes, not my own so please be honest.

DougOLis said...

It's good but a bit cloying and one note with the butterscotch. Not my favorite, but not bad.

Alanna said...

These look SO good!

Jen and Jerome said...

I'm bummed you didn't like them! Jerome always modifys the recipe...maybe you will have to sample some of his, and hopefully they will win you over :)