Wednesday, May 4, 2011

101 Gourmet Cupcakes in 10 minutes by Wendy Paul

101 Gourmet Cupcakes in 10 Minutes101 Gourmet Cupcakes in 10 Minutes by Wendy Paul
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

"It's what's Inside that counts!"

Yummy! That describes this cute little book in one word!The recipes are all quick and the cupcakes are all filled.  Just to tempt you a little, I will list a little of the deliciousness to be found inside.  Banana Cream Pie, Best Ever Apple, Key Lime Pie, Lemon Blueberry, Lemon Cream, Orange Cramsicle, Peach Cobbler, Chocolate Cream, Strawberry Shortcake, Root Beer Float, and Little earthquake.  There are lot more and Wendy Paul even offers frosting suggestions, and easy easy ways to top your cupcakes beautifully!

Here is a lovely recipe from the book:

Lemon Cream with Whipped Cream
1 box lemon cake mix
2 eggs
1 cup sour cream
1 pkg (8oz) cream cheese, softened
2 Tbs grated lemon zest
1 recipe whipped cream
1tsp lemon extract
1/2 cup crushed lemon drop candy

Mix together cake mix, eggs, sour cream, and cream cheese until smooth and creamy.  Add grated lemon zest and combine .  Fill paper liners 3/4 full.

Bake at 350 degrees gor 15-18 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched.  Remove and cool cupcakes on a wire rack.

Add lemon extract to whipped cream and combine well.  Top cooled cupcakes with lemon whipped cream and sprinkle with crushed lemon candy for garnish.

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