Weekend Cooking: Bake it in a Cupcake
Bake it in a Cupcake: 50 Treats with a Surprise Inside, by Megan Seling, has got to be one of the cutest cookbooks I’ve ever seen. It is filled with recipes for 50 treats with a surprise inside – mostly cupcakes, but there are muffin, biscuit, egg-filled croissant cups and even brownie bite recipes included. A few recipes, like Reese’s Pieces Halloween Brownie Bites and Girl Scout Cookie Cupcakes are geared for certain times of the year, but most are not. I don’t think this has ever happened to me before, but every single recipe in this gem of a cookbook appealed to me.
At the beginning of the cookbook, Seling gives tips on how to create your own recipes for treats with a surprise inside and she also includes a place for notes in the back. For the most part, the recipes include ingredients that are easy to find. The recipe I decided to try, Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting did call for cinnamon chips which aren’t available in my area, but Seling included easy directions for creating a substitute.
When I selected this recipe, I figured I’d need a whole day to create these cupcakes – after all, I had to make the pies first and then bake them into the cupcakes. I was thrilled to discover that Seling includes tips and shortcuts that really streamlined the process. I did make quite a mess but, with the clear, concise directions, this recipe was easy to make. The actual cupcakes were prettier than my picture and they were a big hit! These beauties would make a fabulous Thanksgiving dessert, but Seling has done her research and says they’re good any time of the year.
I’m sure I’ll be turning to this cookbook again and again. If you love to bake and want to create an extraordinary dessert, get your hands on a copy of Bake it in a Cupcake!
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