Welcome to my very first guest post on Orgasmic Chef! I’ve been a bit under the weather with first one thing and then another and I was so pleased that Anuradha from Bakerstreet.tv (@bakerstreet29) agreed to do a guest post for me. I’m tickled pink to share this wonderful cupcake recipe with you because I think she’s a wonderful baker.
I’ve known An for a while now and I’ve really enjoyed watching her blossom as a blogger and on Twitter. She is always first to sign on to help another blogger with project and she does a fantastic job with Muffin Monday. Please visit her blog post and tell her you saw her here? That would make me feel really good because she’s been so nice to offer to help. Her photos remind me so much of Donna Hay style. Here’s her post!
I’m thrilled to guest post for Maureen today. This is my first ever guest post and it is my absolute pleasure to write one for my very talented friend, Maureen. I’ve always admired her work. Her blog Orgasmic Chef says a lot about who she is. Her love for cooking and experiments with flavors shows in the results: mouthwatering food she shares with us week on week.
Unlike so many professionals, she not only creates her own signature recipes but also doesn’t mind sharing her secrets with the world. Even her misadventures in the kitchen evokes empathy!
Extremely excited when Maureen asked me, I instantly had a million ideas running through my head because she left it entirely up to me to decide what I should bake for her. There were several options but I jumped when she suggested cupcakes. I almost never get a chance to bake them since I am baking muffins week after week for Muffin Monday. And yes, even though cupcakes and muffins are technically very different, they’re still distant cousins in the same family.
I love cupcakes. They are tiny bites of manna. And there are no pangs of guilt should you try a tiny little cupcake. Right?
What I’m baking for Maureen today are Vanilla Almond cupcakes with a maple cream cheese frosting. These cupcakes are unbelievably delicious. There are two very simple flavors put together in a soft and moist cake. Perfect to share with a friend.
- 1 cup cake flour
- ½ cup almond meal
- 1½ tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 stick butter, room temperature 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- ½ tsp vanilla
- ½ cup milk
- 4 oz. cream cheese
- ½ stick butter, room temp.
- 2 cups confectioners sugar
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- Preheat the oven to 400F
- Line a 12 hole cupcake pan
- In a large bowl, mix flour, almond meal, baking powder, and salt.
- Beat in butter gradually. Beat in sugar and mix thoroughly.
- Beat in eggs, then vanilla and milk until just mixed.
- Bake for 20 minutes, or until toothpick comes out almost clean.
- -Mix together ingredients with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Frost cupcakes.
- Drizzle with maple cream or maple syrup. (optional)