Tuesday, January 20, 2009

TWD: Berry Surprise Cupcakes

This week's pick was made by Mary Ann of Meet Me in the Kitchen. I was worried that I was going to have a hard time this week with the cake batter since it seems like everyone else had problems with it. So I put it off until about an hour and a half ago. I don't know why I put if off for so long because I didn't really have any of the problems that other bakers faced. Maybe it was because I made mine into cupcake or because I used extra large eggs instead of the recommended large eggs? Could be that I don't follow directions and kinda did my own thing when beating the eggs.........I beat my eggs for about 5 minutes then heat it over a water bath for a few minutes and then beat in a few more minutes before adding the dry ingredients.


My cupcakes did rise nicely and I didn't have any problems with sinking. The cupcakes are nice and light because of all the air that was in the batter. The cake was eggy and reminded me of something that I've had before. I like the flavor and texture of these cupcakes even though I didn't do the filling and frosting from the recipe. I simply added a teaspoon of jam to each cupcake before baking which promptly sank to the bottom. So next time I may try to fill them with jam when they come out of the oven instead. I will definitely be making these cupcakes again.

Go check out what other bakers have done this week.

10 comments:

Pam said...

Mmmm. They look so good - love the berry surprise on the bottom of the cupcake.

karen said...

great idea to do cupcakes. :)

Lo said...

Nice idea -- and I like the addition of the jam. Light fluffy cupcakes with a bit of fruit are the bomb.

Cheryl said...

Those look delicious! I am not a frosting fan and these are right up my alley!

Melissa said...

I never would have thought the jam would sink to the bottom like that... wonder why? Well, at least now I know not to try doing that! They look really good, and thankfully you didn't have any problems with the batter!

Jess said...

So glad they worked for you...they look great! I also made cupcake versions but they sank and weren't as light and fluffy as yours. But now I know it was just me!

Cooking for Comfort by Jennifer said...

You did a nice job! My cupcakes weren't good after the first day. Boo.:(

Kevin said...

Those look good. I like the berry surprise.

Amanda said...

I hadn't seen anyone do cupcakes with these, nice job! :)

MaryBeth said...

They look fabulous, great job.