Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Garden Tuesday: Cuppy Cakes

It snowed just a little here all weekend. We ended up with about 3"; for us, that's just a nuisance. We don't even bother to plow if it's less than 6".
So, I was looking out my front door at the apple tree, which has been badly damaged by ice in the last couple of years, and wishing we had gotten more of the apples from the tree. That caused me to want applesauce cuppy cakes. What are cuppy cakes, you ask? Let me show you.


2 cups flour
1-1/2 cups sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground nutmeg

1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/4 cup buttermilk or sour milk (1 tsp lemon juice in 1/4 cup milk)
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup applesauce
3 eggs

In a mixing bowl, stir together the dry ingredients. Beat in the butter, vanilla an
d applesauce until just combined. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating until combined after each addition. After all 3 eggs are added, beat the batter 2 minutes. Grease about 12 tea cups, and fill each less than half way, or use 6 tea cups and one 8" square cake pan. Bake at 350F for about 30 to 35 minutes, until a knife inserted in the center of the cuppy-cakes comes out clean. Cool somewhat, then make a glaze of powdered sugar, cinnamon and milk and pour it over the cuppy-cakes. Guys won't much care, but daughters and their friends will goo, "Oooh, how cute!!!"

Then look back out the window, and sigh, because winter still has a long way to go.


Lapdog Creations said...

Cuppy Cakes look yummy!

SissySees said...

I just had apples in my oatmeal. I'm all about warm food in a cup, and that sounds great!

Mickle in NZ said...

Just the right mix of spices to make for mid-winter happy warm-you-up" cakes. That shot of your yard looking over to the distant gateway looks oh so cold and chilly.

Keep that furnace chugging out the warmth for all the Humans, little Cinnamon and darling Thor (I do love Thor's flat elephant - tell Thor to start his career planning by keeping ALL his special toys close beside him, under his special, loving guardianship)

Sending many extra warm huggles from me and gentle, soft snores from Zebby, Michelle xxx

Diane said...

I am sighing, yep there is still a long way to go!!

Love these cuppy cakes what a great idea. Diane

Anonymous said...

Hey, that's a very arty shot up top.

Sue said...

What a nice idea for a little tea party. We got about an inch of snow. Hardly enough for a dog to play in.

Linda said...

Cuppy cakes wouldn't fly here......not with those dainty handles.

gMarie said...

Those look yummy! I'm all about using my china these days. :) g

Unknown said...

great idea, in the cup is so adorable.

The Blonde Duck said...

That is so cute!

Pam said...

What a tasty treat! It's trying to snow here... I am hoping for at least a few inches.

grace said...

clever. too bad about the lost apples, but it's hard to feel sad about anything when cupcakes are hanging around. :)