Sunday, January 07, 2007
Sprinkles Cupcake Mix
For Christmas, I bought my aunt Adri one of Sprinkles' new (and obscenely overpriced at $14) cupcake mixes (and one for myself!). They are sold only at the Sprinkles store and Williams Sonoma. One canister makes only 12 cupcakes. They supply the dry ingredients and "modern dots," you supply the eggs, butter and milk. She has yet to make them, so I cannot report on the cake, but I did make the cream cheese frosting printed on the canister, and it was quite good. Not too sweet at all. So here it is:
8 oz cream cheese
4 oz butter
3 3/4 c. confectioner's sugar, sifted
1/2 tea. vanilla extract
1/8 tea. salt
Cream the butter, cheese and salt in a stand mixer until light and fluffy. Gradually add the sugar until incorporated, then add the vanilla.
Today I made the chocolate cupcakes. They were very good, and easy to make,but certainly not worth $14, and certainly not any better than other chocolate cake recipes I have tried! But they sure did turn out cute with those little dots...
Sprinkles chocolate frosting:
6 oz. butter
pinch of salt
2 1/2 c. confectioner's sugar, sifted
1/4 tea. vanilla extract
3 oz. bittersweet chocolate, melted and cooled
Beat butter and salt in stand mixer until light and fluffly, about 2 minutes. Reduce speed, gradually add the sugar, until incorporated, stopping the mixer to occasionally scrape the sides of the bowl. Add the vanilla and chocolate, mix until combined, careful not to overmix and incorporate too much air.