Thursday, January 5, 2012

Cherry Limeade Cupcakes

As you may know I got a babycakes cupcake maker for Christmas, and I used it for the first time today. It is awesome. I had also gotten a cookbook strictly for the babycakes maker. I decided to make some a couple days ago but then my mom was in the hospital and I didn't feel like making them, I felt like being at the hospital keeping her company cause hospitals suck. The good thing is that she was in the hospital for only two nights. One of the things that she has to do now that she is home is give herself shots in the belly. Since I have a pretty squeamish stomach and have no chance of becoming a nurse, but wanting to give a shot and mom being a nursing instructor. She instructed me on how to give a shot, and then let me do it. She said that I did it as well as any of her students, moms are awesome. She asked me if I was nervous about it, but I wasn't, I was excited. I know that may sound weird, but I don't care. It was awesome, so awesome in fact that I got excited and fell down because my socks are too slippery for the hardwood floors. I figured that now is as good as anytime, since we brought mom home today, to make some cupcakes and try out my babycakes maker. It took my only about an hour total from start to finish to make them. It did not make as many as the recipe says it will, but I might have been filling it up a little too much, oh well.

Aren't they cute?

Cherry Limeade Cupcakes from 175 best babycakes cupcake maker recipes
2 cups white cake mix
2 eggs at room temperature
3/4 cup low fat cherry yogurt
Zest of 1 lime
1/4 cup lime juice
3 tbsp vegetable oil
3 drops red food coloring
1/4 cup finely chopped well drained maraschino cherries
In a large bowl, using an electric mixer on low speed, beat everything except the cherries for 30 seconds or until moistened. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Gently stir in cherries
If desired place paper liners in wells. Fill each well with about 1 1/2 tbsp batter. Bake for 6 to 8 minutes or until tester inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean. Transfer cupcakes to a wire rack to cool. Repeat with the remaining batter.

Now the book said to use freshly squeezed lime juice, but I didn't want to waste limes so I used the fake kind except for what I squeezed out of the lime that I zested which wasn't enough

Cherry Limeade Buttercream Frosting also from the babycake cupcake recipe book
1/2 cup butter softened
3 cups confectioners' sugar
3 to 4 tbsp cherry juice
1 tsp lime juice
In a medium bowl using an electric mixer on medium high speed, beat butter for 1 minute or until light and creamy. Gradually beat in sugar until blended. Beat in the juices until light and fluffy.
If a thinner frosting is desired, beat in extra juice.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for posting these recipes! I am making them for my coworkers in my babycakes maker and I couldn't locate my recipe. Good luck in school!