“Martha Stewart’s Cupcakes” (2009)

This book was given to me as a gift, at my request.  It’s beautifully photographed and really fun to flip through; the pages even smell good to me.  I’ve had this book for almost a year but never cooked out of it until now. 

I made “Gingerbread Cupcakes” in the hopes that they would be good enough for a holiday party.  They tasted great fresh out from the oven, but are extremely greasy.  The recipe called for 12 ounces (3 sticks) of butter and only 1 1/2 cups of flour!  These cupcakes are like little grease bombs — you don’t exactly feel great after eating one.  The other recipes in this book don’t contain as much butter, so I’m not sure if this was an error.  

I ran out of butter so I couldn’t even make buttercream frosting for these.  I had to make some royal icing for a cookie decorating party I was going to, so I just used some royal icing on these cupcakes instead.  That was a mistake because now not only were these cupcakes greasy, but they were also frosted with overly sweet icing.

I may try to make “Mrs. Kostyra’s Spice Cupcakes” — a recipe adapted from Martha’s late mother’s recipe.  It only uses 1 stick of butter for 4 cups of flour.  Other recipes I’d like to try from this book are “Blueberries and Cream Cupcakes”, “Cookies and Cream Cheesecakes”, and “S’mores Cupcakes”.

Published in: on December 20, 2009 at 9:38 pm  Leave a Comment  

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