Thursday, March 29, 2007

More Cupcakes

Pressed for time Wednesday evening, I ended up turning to my old pal The Doctor when I was making something for PLTI this week. The recipe I used for all the Princess Tea Party cupcakes was from a formula with proportions for a pound cake. That worked pretty well for some dense little cupcakes, and the batter was thick enough to support additions like chocolate chips. With a leftover box of lemon mix, I made some lemon-coconut cupcakes, with a lemon icing.

One weird thing about cake-mix based recipes is how much they contract once they're out of the oven. In the pan at the conclusion of baking time, they look plump and voluptuous. Five minutes later, they've retreated. I guess that intensifies the denseness, or something.

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