Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Cupcakes and Frosting

I made some wonderful cupcakes this weekend. Simple and delicious!
They were however,
Made SOOOO much more wonderful by the new "frosting" that I found HERE

I found the "frosting" on HowDoesShe, but they used it in a parfait...(which, by the way, would also be DIVINE).
Once I made it though...I thought it would be a fabulously light and wonderful frosting.
If you want a whipped type frosting, that isn't super sweet...YOU HAVE TO TRY THIS!

Here is the recipe. (Easily doubled if more is desired....which it WILL be)
3 oz. softened cream cheese
6-8 oz. flavored yogurt (any kind would be delicious...strawberry, raspberry, blueberry etc)
2/3 cup sugar
2 tsp. lemon juice
2 cups whipped topping (like cool whip) thawed
1/4 tsp. almond extract
Hold aside the whipped topping, and beat everything else together. Beat until smooth. It will be runny, and you won't imagine it will make a fluffy frosting or filling. Add the whipped topping and continue beating until thick and smooth.
You will be amazed at how amazing this comes out to be.
It would also make a FABULOUS fruit dip at a party!
Are you drooling???????
Here is the cupcake recipe I used, just in case you would like to give it a try...
((This recipe only makes about 10 cupcakes, so if you want more, just double it...))
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup unsalted, room temperature butter
1 egg
1 1/4 tsp vanilla (or other flavor if desired)
3/4 cup flour
1 tsp. baking powder
(just under) 1/2 cup milk
Beat the sugar and butter until it is light and fluffy. Add the egg and beat a good long time, until very light and fluffy. Add remaining ingredients and beat. Spoon evenly into cupcake lined muffin tins. Bake at 350 for about 12-14 minutes. Ovens vary, so watch your cupcakes... The tops will become golden, and they will spring when you touch them.


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