Cinnamon Roll Muffins

Ingredients: 2 cups all purpose flour 3 teaspoons baking powder ½ teaspoon salt ¼ cup sugar 3 tablespoons melted butter, cooled slightly 1 egg 1 cup milk (plus more as needed) Topping and Filling 1 cup brown sugar, loosely packed 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1½ cups coarsely chopped pecans or walnuts 3 tablespoons melted butter Frosting 2 ounces cream cheese, softened 1 cup powdered sugar 1 tablespoon milk dash of vanilla Instructions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Generously grease a standard 12 cup muffin tin. In a large bowl, sift together the dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients until well combined. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and add the […]

Salted Caramel Cupcakes

For salted-caramel lovers! This recipe is picture perfect to satisfy your unique sweet tooth. Ingredients for the cupcakes: 2 cups all-purpose flour (be sure NOT to pack your flour) 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 cup whole milk 1/2 cup full-fat sour cream 1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature 1/4 cup granulated sugar 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar 2 large eggs plus one large egg yolk, at room temperature 1/4 cup boiling hot water (should be very hot, and poured into measuring cup right after boiled) 1/2 cup thick, creamy caramel sauce (see post for references), optional For the frosting: 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter 1/2 cup […]

Mini Cheesecake Cupcakes

Ingredients: 1 cup graham cracker crumbs 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 2 tablespoons sugar 16 ounces cream cheese, softened ½ cup sour cream ¼ cup granulated sugar 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract caramel sauce or strawberry sauce for topping, optional   3 Ingredient Strawberry Sauce 1 cup strawberries, halved ½ teaspoon lemon juice 2 teaspoons sugar Easy Caramel Sauce 2 cups light brown sugar 1 stick plus 4 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 cup heavy cream 2 teaspoons vanilla extract sea salt for serving, if desired     Directions: Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line a muffin pan with paper liners. (I recommend using the paper liners over foil) Combine graham cracker, butter and sugar in a small bowl. Texture […]