Thursday, August 6, 2009

Busy C in the Kitchen

Last Tuesday night, I decided to try out a recipe for Devil's Food Cake but instead of making one big cake, I decided to make cupcakes instead.
It took me about an hour to prepare, mix and bake 4 dozen (2 oz) cupcakes and 2 dozen (1 oz) cupcakes. I added coffee and rum. I can't taste the rum though so I might as well replace it equal amount of coffee. (or maybe increase the rum and reduce the coffee called for).

Then I decided to make some cinnamon rolls.
It took me quite a long time to make these rolls. I was afraid of over mixing them in my mixer. I was also afraid that my kitchen aid would overheat, so I decided to finish kneading the dough by hand. Very tiring!!!
After waiting for the dough to double in size (about 2 hrs), I had to roll out the dough with a rolling pin, add the cinnamon sugar mixture, roll the dough tightly (which I wasn't able to do) and cut it into 1 1/2 inch pieces (I wasn't able to do this too. ) Then I had to wait 90 minutes for the cut dough to proof before baking at 350F for 30 minutes.

Here are the final results. I used the same frosting for both goodies - cream cheese frosting with lemon zest.

plain cinnamon roll

cinnamon rolls with lemon cream cheese frosting

devil's food cupcakes with lemon cream cheese frosting

I am a happy kitchen camper :)


QV4+RADIO said...

muy bueno el blog!!. saludos desde puedes ate una vuelta por nuetro blog, y nos dice que te parece.

Me! said...

not sure what didn't work for you because they look great!

Joy said...

Hi Marica!

Both your cupcakes and cinnamon rolls look DELICIOUS- great job! Cinnamon rolls are quite time consuming, but the end result is worth it! Next time you're cutting your rolls, you might want to try either using a serrated knife or even unflavored dental floss (I know it sounds weird, but it works!) Just a suggestion... but it doesn't look like you need any help to make a gorgeous batch of fluffy, sweet, spicy buns!

Well, I’m super excited to be hosting SMS this week, and I really hope you will bake along with me. And if you’re interested in checking out last week’s truffles, feel free to drop by my site to see my finished chocolates (but don’t forget to say hello!) Hope you’re doing well, and I look forward to talking to you again soon. Have a great rest of your week :)


Katiecakes said...

How do you get your chocolate cupcakes so dark! They look beautiful!

Katie xox

bébé de sucre said...

@QV4+Radio: thanks for dropping by. sorry. no puedo entender español (i just got this off babelfish) but i will try to visit your blog.

@Me!: thanks :)

@Joy: thank you so much for your suggestion. I'll try using floss next time.

@katiecakes: thanks. I just use regular hershey's cocoa.