Pound it

by Chelsey on October 26, 2010

My mom bought the Martha Stuart Cupcake book for my sister and me quite some time ago.  The first recipe I made from that book were her snickerdoodle cupcakes and that turned into my first blog post.  I baked them without any intention of writing about them and snapped a few photos with my mom’s shmancy camera for pure entertainment.  Those cupcakes were turned into the first documented part of my journey through food.  However, the first time I flipped through the pages in Martha’s book, I immediately placed a post-it on her Brown Sugar Pound Cake cupcakes.  The glaze dripping from the cupcake made my mouth water.  Years later I finally got around to making them, and oh boy I was NOT disappointed! These cupcakes were downright delicious!

You have a dense pound cake bottom with the depth of brown sugar and the most amazing glaze on top.  Browned butter makes everything ten times better, you can even see the specks on the cupcake!

For the cupcake you will need brown sugar, buttermilk, butter, eggs, flour, baking powder and salt

Beat the butter and brown sugar together until light a fluffy…ignore the retro hand mixer, I killed my paddle attachment to my Kitchen Aid :( RIP

Add in the eggs one at a time and beat until super fluffy

Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a separate bowl

Alternate adding flour and milk with 3 installments of flour and 2 of milk.  Mix in between each addition

Mix mix mix until all pretty :)

The recipe said it makes 28 cupcakes but I only made 1/2 batch because my jeans might start to feel a bit snug…

Pour about 1/3 cup of batter into lined cupcakes tins

An army of picture perfect cuppycakes cooling

To make the icing, you will need powdered sugar, vanilla, milk and BROWNED BUTTER!
Browning butter is my new obsession.  It makes the house smell all nice and warm and makes everything taste DELICIOUS!!!

Place a dollop on top of each cupcake and spread a bit.  I made the whole recipe for the icing because I didn’t want to run out and because this brown butter icing tastes good on everything! Strawberries and brown-butter glaze = heaven.

Notice the fancy swoosh on the plate–oh yeah future Top Chef: Just Desserts winner right here 😉

You should go make these cupcakes now.  Like seriously….now.  Not to sounds demanding or anything…

With love and cupcakes,
Cookteen

 

 

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1 Emilie October 27, 2010 at 8:41 am

Hey 😀 Is it alright if I go a bit off topic? I am trying to read your blog on my iPad but it doesn’t display properly, any suggestions? Thanks in advance! Emilie x :)

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2 Sherry November 15, 2010 at 6:37 pm

Okay so I love that book! I got it for Christmas last year when my mom grew sick of me always borrowing it from the library and then having to pay late fees. (Whoops) But I have to say I never made these! What a downer. I should go remedy that situation..

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