Almost Spring? Sweet!

After a long February, March is FINALLY here. Yesssss!!! For the shortest month, February sure felt super looooong with too many cold, snowy days. March brings hope of sunshine and warmer weather. We are celebrating you, March, by making a special treat with your favorite color in mind. Green Velvet Cupcakes topped with gold coins and sugar sprinkles are perfect for honoring the beginning of springier days ahead.

Ingredients

For the Cupcakes:

  • 2 cups + 2 tablespoons unbleached flour
  • 4 1/2 tablespoons corn starch
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup butter room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons green liquid food coloring

For the Frosting:

  • 1/2 cup Crisco
  • 8 tablespoons butter
  • 3 3/4cups powdered sugar
  • 5 tablespoons almond milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • Gold sugar crystals
  • Chocolate gold coins

Instructions

For the Cupcakes:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line 24 muffin tins with paper liners. In a mixing bowl, combine flour, corn starch, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  2. In the bowl of a standing electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and creamy. Add in the eggs one at a time, beating to incorporate each. Mix in the sour cream, vanilla, and food coloring. Mix in the flour until just combined, scraping the sides of the bowl as needed.
  3. Spoon batter into cupcake liners and bake for 15-18 minutes or until toothpick comes out with only a few crumbs or clean. Cool completely before adding frosting.

For the Frosting:

  1. Cream the butter and Crisco together until smooth. Mix in the sugar and then the almond milk and vanilla. Place frosting in a piping bag fitted with a star tip (1M) and pipe onto cupcakes. Add sprinkles and top with a chocolate coin.

*recipe inspired by Garnish and Glaze

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Fueling Sweetly

Cue the music, flip on the twinkle lights, and gather your gift wrap and ribbons because it’s time to get your Ho Ho Ho on! The Santas and elves in our neck of the woods run on cookies to keep the workshop humming. Fueling on Frosted Sugardoodles will be just what we need in order to keep checking off our holiday to-do list! Ready. Set. GO!Let the holiday festivities begin!

Ingredients
  • ½ cup butter flavored Crisco
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 large egg white
  • 2 tablespoons almond milk
  • 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt,
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup cinnamon chips
  • Buttercream Frosting- recipe below
Instructions
  1. To the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat Crisco and sugars on medium-high speed until creamed and well combined, 2 to 3 minutes. Stop, scrape down the sides of the bowl, and add the egg white, almond milk, vanilla, and beat on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, 4 to 5 minutes. Stop, scrape down the sides of the bowl, and add the flours, baking soda, salt, and mix until just combined, about 1 minute.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F, line a baking sheet with a parchment. Scoop heaping mounds and place them on the baking sheet, spaced at least 2 inches apart. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until pale golden and edges have just set, even if slightly undercooked in the center, as cookies will firm up as they cool. Allow cookies to cool completely on the baking sheet before frosting with buttercream and top with a few cinnamon chips.

*recipe inspired by Averie Cooks

Buttercream Frosting

1/2 cup butter, room temp

• 1/2 cup shortening

• 3 3/4 cup confectioners sugar

• 5 tbsp almond milk

• 1 tsp vanilla extract

Mix ingredients together until creamy.

Thanks Sweeties!

Those who know us well, know that we are two of the biggest rule followers you will find. However, come Halloween we tend to break a few rules. And the biggest no-no we commit is stealing. Stealing candy from our kids, that is. If it were acceptable for adults to trick-or-treat, we would be at every neighbor’s door. Instead we have to rely our on children to bring home the goodies. This Saturday we using these goodies to create Candy Bar Mini Bundt Cakes. And of course we will pay it forward and share with our loved ones. Just don’t tell them where the candy bars came from! 😉

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  • 1 box of yellow cake mix, plus ingredients on the back of the box
  • Assorted Halloween chocolate bars
  • Buttercream frosting

• 1/2 cup butter, room temp

• 1/2 cup shortening

• 3 3/4 cup confectioners sugar

• 5 tbsp almond milk

• 1 tsp flavoring (vanilla)

Make cake mix according to directions on the back of the box.

Pour cake mix into a greased mini bundt cake pan and bake at 350 for 15 minutes.

While cakes cool make the buttercream frosting.

Once cakes are cool frost them, top with candy bars, and enjoy!