cupcakes in a cup

10.07.2009
The idea of spooning buttery, frosting-laced cake from a coffee cup appeals to all my sensibilities.  In fact, it's the very definition of cupcakes.

{images and recipe via sweet paul}

Cupcakes in a Cup
Makes 8 large cups

Ingredients
1 1/2 stick unsalted butter, softened+1 tablespoon for greasing the cups
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 cup plain flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup milk
frosting
coconut shavings

Directions
Preheat oven to 350F.
Grease 8 large coffee cups.
Beat butter and sugar with an electric mixer on medium speed until pale and fluffy.
Add eggs, one at a time.
Mix in vanilla, flour, baking powder and milk.
Mix until smooth.
Spoon batters into cupa, filling about two-thirds full.
Bake until a cake tester comes out clean, about 12 minutes.
Cool, frost and sprinkle with coconut shavings.

7 comments:

  1. coming out of hiding to say this is an awesome idea!! love it, thanks for sharing ... can't wait to try it!!

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  2. Oh my goodness, will my vintage china break?? This is adorable.

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  3. Great idea! I am going to a party this weekend where my friend has made cheesecakes in vintage tea cups for a Madhatters tea party! Have a sweet day!

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  4. those are so cute!

    I love cupcakes in any form...

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  5. Great idea! I am going to a party this weekend where my friend has made cheesecakes in vintage tea cups for a Madhatters tea party! Have a sweet day! Work From Home

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  6. What a fab idea! If I wasn't doing what I do with always B designs, I'd be baking for a living! :) Thanks for sharing!
    Angela
    www.alwaysbdesigns.blogspot.com

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  7. I might have to steal this idea;o) So cute!!!

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